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Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

AWAKE celebrates 20 years

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AWAKE (Adults Working and Advocating for Kids’ Empowerment) will host a 20th anniversary celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Nichols House in Sylva.

AWAKE’s mission is to coordinate and advocate services for abused children in Jackson County. It is a child-friendly place where child victims of abuse can be interviewed once, rather than having to retell the story and relive the trauma numerous times. AWAKE has a multi-disciplinary team who collaborates to effectively bring the child’s case to a resolution. They work to educate the community on signs of abuse and the importance of reporting abuse. AWAKE is available for families if on-site counseling is requested and also supports children and their families involved in criminal justice systems. 

Tickets are $20 per person. 

828.586.3574 or www.awakecenter.org

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