Terre Haute

Inside the Terre Haute construction

Why the move in Terre Haute?

What’s so necessary about “more space”? Room to breathe matters. The basics of a Child Advocacy Center doesn’t sound like it requires much to operate. A few comfy chairs, some discreet recording equipment, and a couple of meeting rooms and offices and work can get underway. Back in 2017 when we scoped out the current location for our Terre Haute center, this was all we needed. Up until last year, Terre Haute technically functioned as a “Satellite CAC” with the Avon location of Susie’s Place acting as the hub. But Susie’s Place has grown in both depth and breadth of services in the past six years. In Terre Haute, and at our two other locations in Avon and Bloomington, we include Child and Family Advocacy professionals, more forensic interviewers, and an aggressive prevention program to teach adults and children how to prevent child abuse. These services need attention and space to meet demand not just from Vigo County, but neighboring counties, too. More families come to Susie’s Place in Terre Haute and the resulting overlap of multiple families receiving our services can be a challenge for privacy and scheduling. Forensic interviews rarely wrap up neatly like a television drama – …

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This is Why

This is why

After thinking more about the message that I wanted YOU to read, I realized that none of those examples demonstrate the true reason why Susie’s Place is so important.  All the statistics and program updates are wonderful at conveying what we do…but, the message that I truly want you to understand is WHY we do what we do.  

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