meeting the DCAC, Sienna says
DCAC (Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center) is an organization that aids in the recovery of abused children. yooou! partnered with them over the holidays to provide teen girls with gifts in the Christmas gift drive (thank you to everyone who contributed). Most of the time, people only donate gifts for young children like Barbie Dolls and Hot Wheels (we collected those too!). We were so excited to partner with DCAC and happy to help in any way possible.
In partnering with DCAC, my mom and I got to tour their building. The facility is gorgeous and we got to see almost all of it. Our tour started with the forensic testing rooms, which is also the first step the children go through. The children get interviewed and finally get someone to listen to their story.
I was so touched by the papers on the wall that gave information about the interview process. To even imagine what these children have gone through devastates me, and at DCAC I got to see how real these horrors actually are.
On our way to the therapy rooms, we passed the offices. It was amazing to see how many people and organizations were working collectively to help and heal these kids and their families.
The therapy rooms were where the whole experience really set in. The rooms were all designed differently based on who would be occupying it. The different types of rooms include the kid’s room, family room, music room, and many more. I loved how dynamic all of the rooms were and they allowed me to fully experience what these children are going through.
The kid’s room was the most overwhelming for me because it’s where I realized how young their average client actually is. Apparently, it is a nine-year-old girl. When I was nine, I was moving across the world and I thought that was the worst thing ever.
I’m so glad DCAC has put things into perspective and I look forward to doing more with them in the future.
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