Nacogdoches child advocates honor agencies, individuals in foste - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Nacogdoches child advocates honor agencies, individuals in foster care system

A balloon release marked the end of Child Abuse Awareness Month in Nacogdoches County.  (Source: KTRE Staff) A balloon release marked the end of Child Abuse Awareness Month in Nacogdoches County. (Source: KTRE Staff)
A check presentation from Child Welfare Board Member Dusty Brown to Harold’s House, a safe haven for children, was made in honor of his sister Shannon. She died recently in a vehicle accident.  (Source: KTRE Staff) A check presentation from Child Welfare Board Member Dusty Brown to Harold’s House, a safe haven for children, was made in honor of his sister Shannon. She died recently in a vehicle accident. (Source: KTRE Staff)
The gathering honored the entities, agencies and individuals who work together to protect children. (Source: KTRE Staff) The gathering honored the entities, agencies and individuals who work together to protect children. (Source: KTRE Staff)
On average, there are 131 foster care children in Nacogdoches County. (Source: KTRE Staff) On average, there are 131 foster care children in Nacogdoches County. (Source: KTRE Staff)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Child advocates marked the end of Child Abuse Awareness month Thursday in Nacogdoches.

The Nacogdoches County Child Welfare Board event paid tribute to the many agencies and individuals working together to take care of, on average, 131 Nacogdoches County foster care children.

“It's everyone from the investigators, from law enforcement to all the way down to the foster parents who are literally the lighthouse, the life blood for children once they get into care,” said Lisa King

Harold's House, a safe haven for children, received memorial funds placed in honor of Shannon Brown, a Nacogdoches County employee who recently died in a traffic accident. Her brother Dusty, a Child Welfare Board member was there in his sister's behalf.

Afterwards, there was a balloon release honoring all children of abuse.

Copyright 2015 KTRE. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly