Child Advocacy Center in Marquette to host tours and ribbon cutting

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WJMN) – Northern Lights Child Advocacy Center is hosting a ribbon cutting to officially introduce themselves to the community.

NLCAC is the only child advocacy center in Marquette County, and has had its doors open since September of 2023.

The center offers a safe and comforting place for children and their families to find support services, case management, court preparations, and more after experiencing something traumatic.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will be taking place on February 6th at 2 pm. They are also offering tours of the center throughout that week to people and businesses who might be interested in learning more about the services they provide.

“We’re just really looking forward to making and strengthening relationships in the community, because we’re here to serve the community,” said Alaina O’Brien, the Director of Operations at NLCAC. “This center is house shaped for a reason, we want it to be the home of services for children who are going through a dark time. That’s part of why we named ourselves Northern Lights, to try to bring a little light to some scary times in some people’s lives.”

If you’d like to learn more about NCLAC, you can find their webpage here. They are also accepting donations of gently used items and items sent through their Amazon wish list to help create a safe and comforting atmosphere for children during hard times.

If you are interested in sending items through their Amazon, you can find their wish list here.

You can also learn more about donations and how to volunteer by visiting the get involved tab on their webpage. You can find that here.

You can stay up to date with all of their events through their Facebook page that you can find here.

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