In The News: United Way and Child Advocacy Center speak with DeSoto supervisors about child abuse services

In yesterday’s Commercial Appeal, reporter Henry Bailey wrote about how representatives from United Way of the Mid-South and the Child Advocacy Center spoke with Mississippi supervisors about the need for funding to ensure child abuse victims receive quick, available services.

You can read the story on The Commercial Appeal’s website here. The story appeared on the front page of yesterday’s DeSoto Appeal section.

United Way vice president of Public Policy, Fred Ashwill and Child Advocacy Center executive director, Nancy Williams spoke to the supervisors during Wednesday’s DeSoto Board of Supervisor’s meeting.

The number of cases the Child Advocacy Center handles has been rising, and funding for cases has struggled to keep up with necessary services.

Ashwill¬†is optimistic that funding can be found to provide the necessary service in DeSoto County given the good will of people who wish to protect the area’s children.

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