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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Business Before Hours a Great Success

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Abbott House Executive Director Clint Williams thanks the group for coming

Over sixty-five business professionals and friends of children’s advocacy came to the Mary Abbott Children’s House for the Norman Chamber of Commerce’s April version of Business Before Hours. The event was sponsored by FAA Credit Union.

In a brief program, FAA Credit Union President/CEO Steve Rasmussen presented stuffed animals, comfort items, and a generous check to Abbott House that had been donated by credit union employees and customers.

Business Before Hours marks the last in a series of Abbott House events designed to highlight April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Other events included a ribbon cutting to mark the end of building expansion, a series of “lunch and learn” opportunities, and a blue ribbon campaign.

Abbott House executive director Clint Williams stated, “We have had a great April this year and are so proud of the way the community has embraced our call for awareness. Child Abuse Prevention is a goal that takes massive effort and intention from all adults who are in children’s lives.”

The Mary Abbott Children’s House is a safe place for children to tell their stories after a sexual or severe physical trauma. Additionally, Abbott House provides acute sexual exams when necessary and offers reassurance and wellness checks to every child who comes through our doors.

Abbott House is one of approximately 750 independent Children’s Advocacy Centers across the country accredited by the National Children’s Alliance and is charged with serving Cleveland, McClain, and Garvin Counties. Abbott House also serves counties outside of its primary jurisdiction, serving 19 Oklahoma counties in the last year.

Although a stand alone non-profit organization, Abbott House works closely with law enforcement officers, the district attorney’s office, child protective services, mental health care professionals, and medical professionals to maintain a victim centered, child friendly atmosphere and sensibility during investigations of alleged child abuse.

For more information on Abbott House, please call 405-579-5800 or email online@abbott-house.org.

 

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