October 17, 2021

Eternal Child

Accomplished Education Technicians

Leesburg’s Children’s Advocacy Center helps heal abuse, neglect victims

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The lobby offers children a place to sit, read books, watch the fish and play at the Lake Sumter Children’s Advocacy Center in Leesburg. [Cindy Peterson/Correspondent]

LEESBURG – A little girl sat at kid-sized table, crayons by her side, a fish tank and a TV playing an animated movie in front of her.

“It looks like a house,” some children exclaim as they walk in the front door.

The Children’s Advocacy Center, however, is not a home. It is a house of pain, but more importantly, it’s a house of healing.

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The nonprofit is on the front line in the war against neglect and abuse, working shoulder-to-shoulder with law enforcement, child welfare services and others — and their expertise is crucial.