GOOD NEWS: King Foundation funds Therapy Liaison for Midland Rape Crisis and Children’s Advocacy Center

MIDLAND The Midland Rape Crisis and Children’s Advocacy Center announced it has received a grant from the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation.

The grant will fund a part time liaison for the center’s therapy waiting room and will assist new clients in completing paperwork, schedule appointments and provide support to MRCCAC’s therapy department.

The MRCCAC was founded in 1979 as a rape crisis center. The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) was added in 1996 to provide a consistent, non-threatening, developmentally appropriate approach to the forensic interviewing of children who allege severe physical or sexual abuse, children who have witnessed domestic violence or homicide and children believed to be at risk for abuse or neglect. The therapy department provides free, trauma-focused therapy to CAC clients and their non-offending family members as well as adult sexual assault survivors.

The King Foundation was established in 1966 and currently distributes more than $2 million each year to charities in Dallas-Fort Worth, West Texas and Arkansas. Grants are awarded in the areas of aging population; arts, culture and history; children and youth; education; indigent; and nonprofit capacity. “We are very excited about the addition of a part time liaison in the therapy waiting room. This new position will allow our therapists to focus their time specifically on their clients instead of on paperwork and scheduling. We are very grateful to the King Foundation for their support of our Center and our mission,” MRCCAC Executive Director Lori Perales said in a prepared statement.