‘Hero Campaign’ to raise money for LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center – WIBW

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A month-long campaign will help raise money to support some of the youngest victims of crime across Northeast Kansas.

Topeka’s LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center provides services to children who are victims of sexual or physical abuse, or those who witness domestic violence or other crimes. The LifeHouse team brings together professionals from law enforcement, child protection services, mental health, medical, prosecution, and victim advocacy to investigate allegations of child abuse.

In April, 16 local men are helping raise money and awareness for LifeHouse through the third annual ‘Heroes Campaign’. It consists of a select group of men in the community who are taking a stand to advocate for child victims. WIBW Anchor David Oliver is one of this year’s ‘Heroes’.

In 2023, LifeHouse staff conducted 351 forensic interviews with area children. They say the effects of violence and crime on children have far-reaching effects.

“Kids carry this with them. It affects them long term” says Mark Robinson, LifeHouse board President. “It affects their families. So it’s huge for the community as far as the mental health aspect for sure”.

To help donate to the ‘Heroes Campaign’ click here

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