Come to Hy Vee in Osage Beach Saturday, October 12 between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to not only get your shopping done, but also help a great cause. Lake Lifestyle Magazine’s Top 10 Women group will be bagging groceries for tips to benefit the therapy program at Kids Harbor.
Kids’ Harbor, Inc., is a Child Advocacy Center serving the Lake of the Ozarks, Fort Leonard Wood and 10 surrounding counties. This agency assists victims of child abuse and their non-offending family members as they make their way through the difficult and often frightening process.
Services are provided to children, free of charge, ages 0-18, referred by the Children's Division of Missouri Department of Social Services, Juvenile Authorities, and/or Law Enforcement. Most referrals involve allegations of sexual abuse but also include physical and emotional abuse as well as physical and medical neglect, witnesses to violence and drug endangered children. Some of the services provided by Kids' Harbor include: Advocacy, Mental Health Counseling, Forensic medical exams and Forensic interviews.
For more information visit www.kidsharbormo.org like us them on Facebook or contact Cara Gerdiman, Executive Director at 573-348-6886.
The numbers of cases in the Lake area and surrounding areas continue to rise. Through education and communication the cycle can be slowed down if not stopped.