Membership Monday - Davis House CAC
This week, we're getting to know Davis House Child Advocacy Center. Along with their #NIMBY campaign, Davis House has many ways for you to engage with them. Keep reading to find out how!
They would also love to connect with you via Facebook or Twitter!
1. What area does your CAC serve? Davis House serves the 21st Judicial District, including Williamson, Hickman, Lewis, and Perry counties, with a main location in Franklin and center locations in Hohenwald and Centerville.
2. How many children do you serve? Last year, Davis House served 505 new child clients and 432 new non-offending parents or caregivers, for a total of 937 new clients overall. We have served over 4,100 children since our inception in 1999.
3. What are some accomplishments for your Center? Davis House was recently approved for re-accreditation by the National Children's Alliance (NCA), maintaining "Accredited Member" status. We also recently opened a center location in Centerville to better serve the residents of Hickman County, who previously were served by our centers in Franklin and Hohenwald.
4. What are some events or projects that you would like to share?
- March 5th is our annual Legacy Ball 2016 at Embassy Suites Cool Springs. Find more information here and start bidding early on the silent auction items here!
- April 2nd is Davis House night at the Nashville Predators game. Davis House is one of four featured charities this year for Nashville Predators Foundation and will share our message at this game night.
5. How can community members and potential donors support your CAC? Online giving in support of Davis House and children we serve is available on our website at www.davishouse.org.
6. What is on your CAC wish list? A safe and happy childhood for all children; a new house for our Franklin center; regular monthly donors along with ongoing financial support; and stuffed teddy bears, snacks, and juice boxes for the children we serve.
7. What is one thing your CAC does for children? Our button jar is an extremely helpful visual for chidlren who come to Davis House. Children who come to Davis Hosue for the first tiem following reports of abuse feel as if they are the only one. They feel alone. They are scared, sometimes ashamed, and often are embarassed, even though it is not their fault. Each child - as they complete their first visit to Davis House - picks out a button from a button box. They place the button into a button jar, which contains all the buttons from the children who have come before them. On the jar are the words, "You Are Not Alone." Seeing this and completing this task immediately lifts their spirits, and lets them know that indeed they are not alone.