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April 2016

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Standing Up for Children

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and throughout the month, we have been encouraging our community to stand up for children. Here are some highlights!

April 9 was Show Your Blue Night at the Allen Americans hockey game. The Village at Allen and the Village at Fairview helped to promote the event through their spring rewards program by giving away tickets for the hockey game and Show Your Blue T-shirts. The first 1,000 fans through the door on April 9 received a blue T-shirt to participate in the event as well, and fans and players added their hand prints and signatures to the "Show Your Blue" wall. The Allen Americans auctioned off practice jerseys after the game raising more than $10,000 to benefit the children we serve!

Throughout the month of April, our local PDQ Restaurants held a corn hole tournament at each of their four Collin County locations. ​PDQ also contributed $1,000 to benefit the Center. Thank you PDQ!

Among other highlights: The Plano City Council and the Collin County Commissioners Court issued proclamations recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Stonebriar Center shared information with shoppers about our Stand Up for Children Campaign throughout the month. And we got to appear on WFAA’s “Good Morning Texas” with other North Texas advocacy centers to promote standing up for children. Thank you to anyone and everyone who participated!

​Join Woodbridge Golf Club for the Rainbow Classic2016-rainbow-art-vector2

Thanks to our friends at Woodbridge Golf Club, The Rainbow Classic is back​ once again for 2016! ​Since Woodbridge brought back this wonderful tournament, nearly $20,000 has been raised to benefit the children we serve. ​The Rainbow Classic is a fabulous early summer tournament on a beautiful course.

WHAT: The ​Third Annual Rainbow Classic benefiting CACCC

WHEN: June 13, 2016; 7:00 a.m. registration; 8:30 a.m. shotgun start

WHERE: Woodbridge Golf Club, 7400 Country Club Drive, Wylie, Texas

REGISTRATION: Individual registration is just $100, and teams of four can register for $400. Your registration includes cart and green fees, range balls, breakfast and lunch, two alcoholic drink tickets, contest prizes and awards. Click here to sign up!

​"Lori kept her nephews out of foster care"boy-958475_1920

Lori is a mom, aunt and great aunt who needed support from the Community Resources team to cope when her daughter was sexually abused by a family member. Lori was widowed and had very little family support to rely upon in the aftermath of the abuse, so the Center became her family’s safe place. She and her daughter received therapy and support for more than a year.

Fast forward several years, and Lori gets back in touch with us upon being asked to take on the responsibility of caring for her two great nephews after they were removed from their mother’s care because of drug use. Lori agrees to care for the boys, but at this point in her life, her resources are limited. She works hard at an hourly job, but the extra cost of caring for the two little boys is almost too much for her. ​She also didn’t have their birth certificates, social security cards and other documentation necessary to enroll them in school. Because of her limited resources, Lori is afraid she can’t care for the boys and feels her only option is for them to be placed in foster care.

Lori’s Community Resources caseworker helped her obtain financial assistance so that she could care for her great nephews. Her caseworker helped her file for social security benefits for one of the little boys whose father had passed away. She also received assistance obtaining shot records and birth certificates so the boys c​ould be enrolled in school.

Lori is a dedicated caregiver who wants the best for her great nephews. Today, she is standing on her own two feet. Best of all, the boys are able to remain connected with their family.

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