The Friends of the CACB help secure a Permanent Home for the Children's Advocacy Center of Brevard
Today the CACB has a permanent home at the Center of Collaboration, thanks to the partnership between the Friends of the CACB and the Space Coast Health Foundation.
It began with a Legislative visit in January 2016 led by Friends’ Director Delores Spearman and CACB / CPT Director Jeanie Raciti. The goal, to secure funding for a permanent home for the Children’s Advocacy Center. State Representative and Speaker of the House, Steve Crisafulli listened and heard the need. Obtaining funding for a permanent home for the CACB would become his Speakers Project for 2016. With Representative Crisafulli’s support, the Florida Legislature awarded $1.5 million toward a building project for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard.
The Space Coast Health Foundation, the CACB’s parent organization supported this initiative with financial resources and an even greater vision, to develop a Center to serve the needs of Brevard’s nonprofit community serving the most vulnerable individuals in the community
A Permanent Home for the CACB would not have been achieved without the support of The Friends of the CACB, The Florida Legislature and the Space Coast Health Foundation.
The CACB has onsite, the Child Protection Team, a Child Protection Investigative Unit of the Department of Children and Families, a Law Enforcement Agent and canine handler of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and a companion canine, Rocky, who provides comfort and support to abused children receiving services at the Advocacy Center.