With the ongoing expansion of its Arlington Center at 1320 W. Abram St., Alliance For Children, the children’s advocacy center serving all of Tarrant County, is extending the network of tailor-made healing and support services provided to child abuse victims and their protective families.
This expansion, due to be completed in the spring, will provide more space to deliver depth to investigative and healing services, upgrades to technology to better serve victims of child abuse, and room for growing partnerships and staff.
“Since Alliance For Children was established in 1992, our mission has remained the same: to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse through teamed investigations, healing services, and community education,” Julie Evans, Alliance For Children’s chief executive officer, says, “Since then, we have served more than 60,000 child abuse victims and their families completely free of charge through tailor-made services that ensure healing is a reality.”
Evans adds, “Our overarching goal is to reduce the trauma of child abuse, which can be life-threatening and severe. Alliance For Children’s team delves into the worst cases of child abuse in Tarrant County, including child sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, trafficking or pornography, neglect, medical abuse, fatalities, and child witness to a violent crime, including homicides of both adults and children alike. These expanded facilities help us to serve the child abuse victims and their families even more effectively in our community well into the future.”
The expanded Arlington location will allow Alliance For Children to meet the growing needs of Arlington and the surrounding community, including Kennedale, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Dalworthington Gardens, Pantego and other neighboring cities.
At its Arlington location, Alliance For Children staff co-locates with the Crimes Against Children Unit of the Arlington Police Department and investigators with the Department of Family & Protective Services. Through this multi-disciplinary teamed approach, the organization proactively investigates and provides healing for victims of child abuse in the greater Arlington area.
For more: allianceforchildren.org