Healing Garden to be created for abuse victims

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania (CAC/NEPA) is hosting a public event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Scranton Club for awareness and financial assistance for the “Planting-A-Promise” Healing Garden. There is no cost to attend and complimentary pizza and appetizers will be provided. Guest bartenders will donate tips and those in attendance can win a one year membership to the Scranton Club. Participants, from left: Jess Farrell, development, CAC/NEPA; Jennifer Aglialoro, trauma therapist, forensic interviewer and associate director, CAC/NEPA; Amy Grippo, executive director, The Scranton Club.

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When it comes to making a difference in improving children’s lives, there is a place for everyone to contribute. Child abuse and neglect is a community problem. Child care and protection is a community responsibility.