October 5, 2022 – McKinney, TX – Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County (CACCC), will host a Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, October 6th to commemorate the opening of their second, full-service facility, The Speese Campus in McKinney, Texas.
CACCC provides life-changing services to children and families victimized by child abuse in Collin County. Seven years ago, leaders of the organization reflected on the growth of their service numbers and spearheaded an effort to understand what it would take to meet the growing needs of the Collin County community. Research showed that by 2050, the population of Collin County is expected to surpass 3.8 million residents, triple the county’s current population and that CACCC must be ready to serve 10,000 clients by 2050, and without action taken to increase capacity, CACCC will lose its ability to offer services to 100% of children experiencing abuse. The project continued to move forward with a capital campaign that raised over $10 Million with 95% of the funds coming from the Collin County community.
“This new facility means that no abused child who needs services will ever be turned away, no matter how large Collin County grows. It means that children won’t have to travel hours to receive the help they need after suffering the trauma of abuse. It means that these children who come to our Center, broken and frightened, will have a new future, bright with promise and hope,” said Lynne McLean, CEO of Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County.
The new 40,000-square-foot facility is located at 1701 Heritage Drive in McKinney, TX, and houses CACCC professionals such as family advocates and forensic interviewers along with professionals from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Collin County Sheriff’s Office, and Anna, Frisco, McKinney, and Princeton Police Departments.
The project team for the construction of the new Center was comprised of KDC Real Estate Development and Investments, Alliance Architects, Spring Valley Construction Company, Belle Firma, Cross Engineering, Structural Studio, Telios, Rone Engineers, and Jim Whitten Roof Consultants.