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Dorchester CAC Holds Ribbon Cutting

March 24, 2023

On March 23, 2023 the Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center held a ribbon cutting for their newly renovated Summerville Center. The event was held jointly with a Chamber After Hours Event. The Children’s Advocacy Center thanked the HDR Foundation and Silent Tears Foundation for providing grants that paid for the bathroom renovations, and new furnishings. They also thanked the Summerville Rotary Club, the Summerville Evening Rotary Club, the Carolina Panthers Foundation, and the State Farm Good Neighbor Grant Program for their generous donations that helped to make this renovation a reality.

In addition, the CAC thanked the Summerville Chamber of Commerce for partnering with them for the event, and Country Club Catering, LLC. for providing catering for the event.

The mission of the Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center is to provide a coordinated, evidence-based response to child abuse that reduces trauma and provides treatment for the children and families in our community in a safe child-focused environment. The vision for DCAC is to create communities in which children and families live free from abuse and are free to reach their full potential.

DCAC provides a coordinated response to children and their families when they have experienced a traumatic event. DCAC offers a wide variety of evidence-based therapies to child abuse victims and their families. All clinicians at DCAC are master-level therapists and receive extensive training in order to provide forensic interviews that are legally sound and of a neutral, fact finding nature, as well as, to provide evidence-based, trauma-focused mental health services. Additionally, DCAC offers multiple child abuse prevention and education programs for the community. All DCAC services are offered year round and are free of charge.