The Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County’s pitch to the Sedgwick County Commission for $120,000 proved unsuccessful last week. But this long-sought, year-old collaborative center deserves help from elected officials at all levels, to ensure it has what it needs to help abused and endangered children and investigate their cases. Because the basement of the Finney State Office Building can no longer handle the center’s 34 employees and its work on behalf of 2,500 children a year, the community needs to be a partner in finding other space. As Diana Schunn, the center’s executive director, updates the commission monthly on the center’s progress toward finding another site, others in the community with ideas and resources should step up as they can and help this vital center do its work.
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