Dolls to be donated to abused children | Community Spirit
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Dolls will be making their way into the lives of children who are victims of sexual abuse.
Every other month, Doll Ministry, a program facilitated by Highview Baptist Church, will be providing the hand-made dolls to the Child Advocacy Center at Family & Children’s Place.
The Child Advocacy Center at Family & Children’s Place treats nearly 1,200 child victims of sexual abuse each year. Services provided include medical and forensic exams, interviews and mental health support and counseling.
John Whitfield, Director of the Child Advocacy Center, applauded the ministry’s efforts. “We are so thrilled to receive the generous gift of these lovingly handmade dolls to give to children who come to the CAC. Already, children have started selecting dolls from the first donation and there has been so much excitement about them,” Whitfield explained. “It is great to know that these dolls will provide comfort to these children and will be a bright point in an otherwise dark and frightening experience that caused the need for the child to come to the CAC.”
The colorful dolls are made by volunteers and will be given to children currently being treated at the center.
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