Wins for Kansas: New center for abused children set to officially open

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County has a new location, described as a "one-stop shop" to make it easier for victims of abuse.

On August 30 at 3:30 p.m., the CAC will hold a ribbon-cutting and open house at its new building located at 1211 S Emporia St. The opening comes after a $7-million fundraising drive to renovate the building that used to be Lincoln Elementary School.

"Now (children) can come to this one location, brand new, state of the art, and get all of the services they need in one location," said Marc Bennett.  Bennett is Sedgwick County District Attorney and member of the CAC Board of Directors.

Recently KAKEland Cares and the DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers recognized the CAC for its work with children in Sedgwick County.

 "It's obviously a wonderful facility now and it reflects I think the communities commitment to those children who find themselves in that situation," said Bennett.

For more information visit http://www.cacsckansas.org/