Child Advocacy Centers often get their name from a local child or advocate. But McKenzie’s Hope is unique in combining the names of two children who were each murdered within about a year of each other.
In the coming year there are numerous policy changes in motion to be reviewed by the legislators in office for the state of Indiana. It’s important to not forget advocacy comes in many forms, both on the individual and familial level, but also in terms of vast social change.
In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, child advocates got worried. As the shutdown and shelter-in-place orders came quickly across the country, advocates didn’t know how children and live-in partners suffering from abuse were going to fare.
If you went to St. Paul, Indiana, the 1,000 residents there could tell you—in minutes—how far they are from all of life’s necessities. Everyone knows how much time it is to a shoe store, toilet paper, groceries, and a steak dinner.