Kalin's Center ready to expand to new building

Kalin's Center ready to expand to new building
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - Crockett-based Kalin's Center, a child advocacy non-profit, is ready to move on to a new building after only three years in their current space.

The Center has outgrown their location and is in need of a new place. The new place will be bigger and give the center more options.

"CPS will sometimes get a child and not have anywhere to put them," said financial administrator Ashley Crawford. "With the new building, we will now have a room for them. This is going to have a bedroom for them. We are also going to have a therapist in house, and we are also going to have a SANE Exam room."

Now for many of the special services, the group once has to travel to Lufkin to use Harold's House. Crawford said those services can now be offered in Crockett and save stress on the child victim.

For those with the group, the move is a major step.

"The move shows we are needed," said Board President Angela Cross. "When I first came on board in the early 2000s, we were in a small space in Lovelady, and now, we have moved twice in the last few years. Our cases have increased. Our Staff has increased and we really need a bigger building."

The ground breaking on the new building should take place in a few weeks, and the building should be ready in the fall.

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