Child Advocacy Center Open

A Lincoln group known to help and work with children when they're facing abuse now has a new home.

The Children Advocacy Center held a special event to unveil its new building. Until today, the group had been primarily based in the Antelope park area.

It serves as a safe place for children to speak with counselors and law enforcement when there is suspicion of abuse. Group officials say this is exactly what they needed.  Executive Director Lynn Ayers says, “well this has been a great day for us. It's been a long time come and a dream come true to have this center open for children in Lincoln. We've been open in our little yellow house in antelope park for many, many years. But it had outgrown that space a long time ago.”

The group has helped more than 6,000 children since it was formed in 1998.