LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting a fundraiser for its Healing Garden, a safe place that will symbolize the power of healing and give victims the strength to know that there is hope.
The event takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan.
is hosted by the CAC Friends Committee, which was created in June under the direction of State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim.
The garden will be located at the CAC in Gurnee. It will allow children and their families to reflect in a safe space, free of shame and fear. The space will be available for children who come to the CAC to interact, as well as learn that they are not alone in their healing process. The goal of the CAC Friends Committee is to build a healing garden that will be enjoyed by children for years to come.
The Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center has been in existence since 1987. The Center works in conjunction with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and local police departments to investigate children who have been physically and sexually abused in Lake County. The CAC is a 501(c)3 organization. It provides a safe, friendly, less invasive environment to children when being interviewed. The CAC is also focused on creating fewer traumas for the child victim, and serves as the first step for children in their healing process.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center’s Healing Garden. Ticket prices are $40 and will include hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. Entertainment will be provided by the Shine Bright Dance Studio in Antioch as well as a Waukegan Children’s Choir. A silent auction will be held and will include hundreds of items that have been donated by local businesses, families and organizations.
For tickets and information, please contact the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Carrie Flanigan at (847) 377-3000 or by email at [email protected] The deadline for the purchase of tickets is on December 1st. Tickets will not be sold at the door.