Monday, October 29, 2012
A social service agency in western Kansas is seeking to expand with the help of a state tax credit program.
The Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center is one of 27 nonprofit organizations awarded part of $4.13 million given by the Kansas Department of Commerce. The money comes from the department's Community Service Tax Credit program.
The Garden City Telegram reports the advocacy center will use its allotted $160,000 to buy a third mobile unit, which will allow the organization to expand its mobile mental health services.
WKCAC works with victims of child abuse in 29 counties in western Kansas. The organization has two mobile units, one for forensic interviews and the other for both medical exams and mental health therapy.