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Lauren’s Kids and AshBritt reveal new Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center Therapy Building rebuilt after Hurricane Michael

A small group of key stakeholders, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and trauma therapists gathered at a distance in Panama City to reveal the newly- rebuilt “AshBritt Foundation & Lauren’s Kids Trauma Therapy House” at the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center – the culmination of a multi-year, $800,000+ construction and design project made necessary by Category 5 storm Hurricane Michael in October of 2018. I am overjoyed to have been a part of this journey home.” The Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center serves more than 7,000 survivors of child abuse annually, at no cost to those in need of services. An official 501(c)(3) since 2007, Lauren’s Kids educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention through in-school curriculum, resources for families, EMMY and ADDY Award-winning awareness campaigns, and speaking engagements around the country and the world. The foundation’s Safer, Smarter Schools K-12 curriculum program is currently used in classrooms in 37 states to teach children about personal safety. The finalized renovations to the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center in Panama City will be documented in Lauren’s Kids’ new for-television awareness program, “The Journey Home,” set to air in media markets across Florida in April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month and National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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