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Child Abuse and Neglect Council gets upgrade with community support

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

Thanks to community support an expansion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Council was made possible.

"As you walk through here, you get the feeling that this is the community's center and it is here because our community said it is not OK to hurt a child and we want to help this organization make a difference," said Suzanne Greenberg.

The president and CEO said the renovation has been years in the making.

"Have the space now we're accessible, it's child friendly and we are available to do whatever it takes to stop child abuse," Greenberg said.

In order to make families feel more comfortable, the Saginaw facility has sound masking.

And inside family waiting rooms, the windows are covered to make it feel more private.

The new building also offers updated interview rooms and a medical suite.

All designed around the needs of victims of child abuse and neglect.

"They’re observed by multi-disciplinary teams the prosecutor, law enforcement, and CPS – those folks are observing the interview to the child only has to talk about it one time," Greenberg said.

The building also offers plenty of new spaces to train volunteers and host prevention programs.

And from donated furniture to artwork hanging in the hallways, Greenberg said the expansion is a testament to our generous and caring community.

"Everywhere you look here there's a space that's been given to us to do the work we do every day and it's this community we have to thank for it," Greenberg said.

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