Kentucky Derby to Benefit the Children's Advocacy Center for Hampshire County

Date: 
05.06.2017 -
05:00PM to 08:00PM
Location: 
Union Station, 125 Pleasant St., Northampton

The Children’s Advocacy Center for Hampshire County is having a Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser for the first time this year. It  promises to be a fun and colorful event timed to the race. CAC supporters will watch the race on a big screen TV, participate in a Derby hat contest, drink mint juleps and eat Derby-style treats at Union Station in Northampton, 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. Post time for the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky is 6:34  p.m.

The Children’s Advocacy Center  for Hampshire County,  in Northampton, is a non-profit organization serving all of Hampshire County.  A Children’s Advocacy Center in Greenfield serves Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region.  In collaboration with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Baystate Health, the CACs provide a child-friendly house where physically and sexually abused children and their families can receive the support and services they need through a coordinated, multi-disciplinary response.

In 2016, 411 cases were referred to the NWDA’s Child Abuse Unit for investigation, involving 535 victims, which resulted in 97 offenders being charged with offenses against children.  A total of 235 child victims were interviewed at the Children Advocacy Centers in Hampshire and Franklin counties.

For more information, please contact Susan Loehn at Susan.J.loehn@state.ma.us