SAN AUGUSTINE, TX (KTRE) - Abused and neglected children of San Augustine will have this year a safe haven for social workers to come to their aid. Child care advocates commemorated the start-up construction of a new San Augustine County Children's Social Services Center.
Stephen F. Austin State University's Center for Rural Social Work Research and Development proposed the concept of a centralized location for social workers.
San Augustine County Judge Samye Johnson said, "Multiple agencies will utilize the facility. It will house CASA, CPS Child Advocacy, along with offices that will have people from SFA and graduate students who can come here,". The Texas AgriLife will be housed in one section of the building.
Social workers accustomed to traveling back roads in isolated areas can more often meet with families and children from a dysfunctional setting in the building located near the law enforcement center.
"I think it's going to make us much more efficient and efficiency is important," said Johnson.
The Texas Department of Agriculture and the Temple Foundation are providing the funding.