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May 2016

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The Fossil Group has been a dedicated corporate supporter of the Center since 2013. Since that time, they have supported fundraising events, contributed in-kind donations and volunteered their time to support the work of the CAC and the children we serve.

The Fossil Group recently donated Misfit Flash fitness trackers and fitness journals to all employees to support our wellness efforts. During the months of April and May, we have been working to complete the Misfit Challenge using the fitness trackers. As a team, we are tracking our steps to reach certain destinations as we “traveled” the country together.

Each week, hundreds of children come through the doors of the Center for help healing from the trauma of abuse - whether they are here for a weekly therapy session or stepping through our doors for the first time for a forensic interview after a disclosure of abuse. We provide these children with the help they and their caregivers need to recover from abuse but that job takes an emotional toll. Self-care is critically important in helping professions like social work, forensic interviewing and therapy.

The support of our community helps us to know we are not alone in this work and helps us be our best for the children we serve. If we can’t care for ourselves, we can’t care for them. Thank you Fossil Group for helping us take care of ourselves!

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


Registration and sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2016 Rainbow Classic Fore Kids at Woodbridge Golf Club! Don't miss this early summer tournament on a beautiful course. Registration is just $100 or $400 for a team of four. Register now!

​Gala 2016 Results

Gala opening shot for webThe results are in! Gala 2016 raised an incredible $​660,000 to support the children we serve in Collin County! More than 900 attendees helped to make April 23 a fabulous evening of support for a great cause. We couldn’t have done it without help from sponsors and partners such as JCPenney, Carolyn and Mark Speese, DFW Lexus Dealers and hundreds of attendees who purchased individual tickets, participated in the Lexus raffle contributed to Wings of Hope and purchased live and silent auction items!

We gratefully acknowledge the following:

$50,000 – JCPenney • Carolyn & Mark Speese

Exclusive Automotive Partner: DFW Lexus Dealers

$25,000 – DADS Advisory Fund • Enigbous Family Foundation • Independent Bank • Rent-A-Center

$15,000 – Drake-Bettner Foundation • Cathy & Richard Riccardi • Sloan Investment Management, LLC  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Plano

$10,000 – Advocare International, L.P. • Bank of America • Estell & Pope Families • Neiman Marcus Willow Bend • Stephanie and Ray Ricchi • Texas Instruments

$7,500 – Priscilla and Bill Darling • Anne Davidson • Liz and Randy Sweney

$5,000 – Aetna • Ansira • Basinger Leggett • Caliber Collision • Charity Recycling Partners • City Bank • Dell, Inc. • Deloitte • J.P. Morgan Private Bank • Medical Center of Plano • Norton Rose Fulbright • The HEART Hospital Baylor Plano • UnitedHealthcare

$2,500 – Sandy & Mike Albright • Megan & Brian Angle • Ayco • Christie Cannon - KW Realty • Children's Medical Center Foundation • Cigna • Connie & Russ Coolik • Jim & Jane Donovan • Siiri Dougherty •  Ernst & Young, LLP. • Fischer & Company • Frost Bank • Gay, McCall, Isaacks & Roberts P.C. • Gorrondona & Associates • Herb's Paint & Body • Kathrein • Genny and Michael Knam • Lockton Dunning • Barbara & Stan Lotridge • Merrill Greer • Dr. Martha Grimm & John Seiver • KPMG, LLP. • Paula and Lance Leslie • Lynne McLean • Million Air • Judge Emily Miskel • Sandy Nachman • PHD Technologies & Communications • Pogue Construction • Monica & Leslie Quiros • Service King • Sheriff Box Shoot-Out “FORE” Kids • Cindy and Reed Schnittker • Stephanie and Gene South • Law Office of April Steele • Tomes Auto Group • Total Wine & More • Wells Fargo • District Attorney Greg Willis • Wylie Police Association

Underwriters – Jack Black • Launch Agency • Roy’s with the Dharod Family • Charlie Uniform Tango • Republic National Distributing Company

Janet's Family Is On ​a Path To Self-Sufficiency

mom child hugging square for enewsJanet is a mom to two girls, one of whom was sexually abused by an extended family member. Janet married young and had never lived on her own before. She had never paid a bill, set up utilities or rented an apartment.

When she and her husband went through a divorce shortly after the disclosure of abuse, Janet was lost and didn’t know how to cope with daily life. She moved in with her brother’s family temporarily, but soon it became clear that her brother just didn’t have the space for Janet and her two little girls to live full time.

All three family members received therapy at the Center to move past the trauma of the abuse, but it’s difficult to heal when you are not sure where you will live tomorrow. One of the most important aspects of their recovery as a family came through the Center’s Community Resources Department.

The Community Resources team provided support to Janet so she could stand on her own two feet for the first time in her life. Her Community Resources caseworker helped her to find an apartment she could afford and now she is able to care for herself and her two daughters even though she still has limited financial resources. All three continue to receive therapy at the Center and we will continue to support them as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency.

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