POSTED: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 3:24pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 8:14pm
BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) —
The Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center is a safe haven for abused children following one of the most traumatic experiences they could ever go through: physical or sexual abuse.
It's here that law enforcement and counselors can talk with the kids in safe, child oriented environment.
Thanks to a donation from Todd Graves, the founder of Raising Cane's, the center has a new therapy play room. This is where kids will be interviewed by law enforcement following allegations of abuse.
Gleening information from the victim is critical to move forward with the criminal proceedings. But the therapy that will take place in this room can ensure that the child is not impacted emotionally for the rest of their life.
The Graves aren't just writing a check. Gwen, Todd's wife, will bring in Cane the dog for some pet therapy with the kids and counselors.
Gwen Graves will be making herself and Cane available on an as needed basis when kids come to the center.
The Baton Rouge Advocacy Center is privately funded. Their biggest fundraiser is the Celebrity Waiter Event at Walk-On’s on July 11 from 7:00-9:00p.m. NBC33's Tammi Arender will be a celebrity waiter. Come out and help support the center.
For ticket information you can log onto the Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center website: www.batonrougecac.org .