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A message from Friends of the ARC board president, Paul Kaufmann
As someone who’s been working with the ARC for more than ten years, I can tell you that the level of dedication I see there is unmatched by many work environments. Positivity and healing are evident everywhere.
Friends of the ARC has spent much of this past year organizing and planning. As we await the approval of our 501c3 non-profit status, we’re hoping to raise the level of awareness of the ARC in our community. You can help with that.
If you’re on this website reading this message, then you’re probably already aware of the ARC and what it does. Would you please take a minute to help us make a few more Friends?
2012 promises to be an exciting year of sharing the message of Friends of the ARC, and to seriously set about our task to support the ARC with some much-needed financial support. Like almost every other agency in our state and nation, the ARC has suffered from losing funding – and that’s why we’re here: to help the ARC continue in its noble and needed work for the children of our community who need it most.
Please join me as a Friend of the ARC! Keep checking this site for more information about events to come – there will be plenty, big and small, celebratory and intimate, as we tell our Friends about all the great work that’s being done at the ARC.
All the best for the holidays and the turn of the year – here’s to a phenomenal 2012!
Friends of the ARC
A Message from the ARC Director
As the saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind.”
Unless you are a professional involved in matters of child abuse, you likely haven’t heard of the ARC. If your family hasn’t been affected by a suspicion of child abuse, you haven’t needed to know about us. Yet for 20 years the ARC has been quietly providing suspected child abuse victims with comprehensive evaluations by a highly trained team of medical and mental health professionals. We are a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center, working in collaboration with law enforcement, child protective services and the courts to ensure that children suspected of being sexually or physically abused receive the highest level of professional care.
Our low profile in the general public has had its advantages, but the time has come to emerge from the shadows. The truth is that the available funding to support our services doesn’t cover their cost; and as our state budget continues to shrink, the need for a sound response to child abuse allegations does not.
As another saying goes, "Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold."
I am pleased to
that old friends have formed a new charitable
the Assessment & Resource
Center. These Friends will support the
mission of the
ARC by raising funds and community
If your or your organization believes in protecting children, community safety and equal justice for all, we invite you to become a Friend of the ARC.
Yours sincerely,Allison M. Foster, Ph.D.
ARC Program Director