Optimist members Stacey Prater and Buzz Franklin presently serve as board members of the Children’s Advocacy Center. Both have been directly involved with the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit in their professional careers.
The Center is a safe, child-friendly facility that assists in centralized activities of all agencies involved in the intervention and prevention of child abuse.
Available services cover a range of provisions that support the need for children in Dade, Catoosa, Chattooga, and Walker Counties. Anthony Dye, Executive Director of the Advocacy Center, shared with Optimist members the impact of available services for abused children.
Over the past 25 years, over 5,000 children have told their sad and horrible stories. Services are free for the children and the Center is supported by federal, state, and county funds with fund- raising playing a critical role. Contributions are always appreciated.
Elise Queen from the Center accompanied Dye at the Optimist meeting. Their main office is located in Ft, Oglethorpe and serves Dade County from a local office in Trenton.
Jane Dixon is a member of the Trenton-Dade Optimist Club.