Message from our CEO
Five years ago, we embarked on a journey to ensure that no abused child in Collin County ever goes without the services they need to heal. After analyzing multitudes of data, we learned that the child population in Collin County is projected to triple over the next 25 years, and we need to be prepared to serve three times as many children as we serve today.
Two years ago, we launched a Capital Campaign to raise $10Million to build a second full-service facility in McKinney to meet the needs of children in the northern part of our county as the population of Collin County grows exponentially.
It has been quite a journey, with some miracles along the way. Miracles that came in the form of mind-blowingly generous gifts, and miracles that came in the form of donations that we never expected. Throughout this Campaign process, I have been so inspired by the generosity of the Collin County community, and their belief in our mission.
The work we do at the Center is transformative, both for our children and for our community. With the miraculous gifts we have received, we now have the opportunity to carry that transformation far into the future.
Our plan is to break ground for the new facility next summer, and for the facility to be fully operational by Fall 2022. We have more exciting days to come as we work toward ensuring that no matter how large Collin County grows, no child is ever turned away, and every child has access to the full range of services they need to heal.
Your generosity will make this a reality, and we couldn’t be more grateful.
With sincere gratitude,
Lynne McLean, CEO
NEW SITE LOCATION
The new facility will be named The Speese Campus in honor of the generous lead gift and long-term support of the Center by Carolyn and Mark Speese. Construction is planned to begin Summer 2021, with the facility to be fully operational by Fall 2022. The new 40,000 square foot advocacy center will be located in McKinney at Heritage Drive and Harroun Avenue.
CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER OF COLLIN COUNTY – THE SPEESE CAMPUS
By 2050, Collin County’s population is expected to surpass more than 3.8 million residents, 3x the current population.
With the child population expected to increase by 280%, CACCC must be ready to serve 10,000 clients by 2050. Without action taken to increase capacity, we will to lose our ability to help every child experiencing abuse.
Research has shown, our current facility will reach maximum capacity to serve the needs of our growing constituency by 2023.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the economic impact of untreated child abuse per child is over $280,000.
Based upon the number of children we served in 2019 alone, the cost savings to the community for those children is over $680 Million.
We were honored to have led this campaign along with the staff and volunteer leadership. We believe in the mission of the Center and the great work they do in our community. We are so inspired by the generous and meaningful support to this campaign. Thank you all for your commitment to the future of Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County.
– Mark and Carolyn Speese, Capital Campaign Chairs
I am proud of the success of this campaign to build another full-service center. Every day as we secure justice for these precious children, I see up close and personal the difference the Center makes in their lives. It is a safe place where traumatized, abused children learn how to deal with and heal from that trauma, while we seek justice on their behalf.
– Greg Willis, Collin County District Attorney
We are excited to announce we have exceeded our need of $10 Million for our Capital Campaign. If you are interested in supporting the Center, the best way to do so is to directly support our programs which ensure children receive all services they need to heal. For more information on ways to give, please click the link below.
Our sincerest gratitude to our lead donors
Credit Union of Texas
Tom and Wendy Engibous | Engibous Family Foundation
The Grimshaw Family Trust
Mark and Carolyn Speese