Local Organization That Aids Abused Children Finally Finds Permanent Home in Follansbee
A local organization dedicated to abused and neglected children has been in and out of temporary sites for months. But now, "A Child's Place CASA" finally has a permanent home.
On Wednesday, the center celebrated its grand opening at its new location at the former Tri-State Medical office in Follansbee. Dozens gathered in support of the non-profit organization, with circuit court judge Martin Gaughan cutting the ribbon.
Executive Director Rhonda Stubbs said all of this wouldn't have happened if it weren't for the help of volunteers, the BDC and Tri-State Medical. Stubbs said, "The support from the community has just been huge. People have called, offered help and resources, drywall, buckets, paint, you know just so we can defray our costs and just keep moving forward."
CASA currently serves 115 children. The building still has a lot of work until it will be fully operational, but Stubbs hopes to have it up and running by the end of July.