Susie’s Place holds grand re-opening event

Susie’s Place Executive Director Emily Perry (left) and Jennifer Dawson, president of the Susie’s Place board of directors, participate in the official ribbon cutting ceremony. A painting of Susie Austin, the center’s namesake, hangs on the wall. Photo by Brenda Holmes, The Flyer Group

By Brenda L. Holmes

AVON — Susie’s Place, Hendricks County’s Child Advocacy Center, opened its doors just three and a half years ago, but the agency quickly outgrew its space. This week, the staff and board of directors held a grand re-opening event at their new center in Avon, which more than triples its space.

“This has been quite a challenge for the staff and our teams,” said Emily Perry, executive director for Susie’s Place. “We closed one center, moved, and re-opened here in just one week.”

She said the space will enable the center to do more work for the children of Hendricks County and surrounding communities.

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