Jane Sherman, chairwoman of the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Capital Area Community Partnership Panel, left, and Louisiana Bar Foundation President Mathile Abramson, right, present donations totaling $15,000 to several non-profits at the panel’s May meeting. Receiving donations are from left, the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center, represented by Executive Director Sharon Pol; the Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society, represented by President Donna Fraiche; and the Arc Baton Rouge, represented by Barry Meyer.
Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center would like to sincerely thank everyone who has helped make our new house a reality. An extra special thanks to the Irene and C. B. Pennington Foundation for the donation of the house.
Donors to the House for their time and in-kind contributions.
Irene and C. B. Pennington Foundation
Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation
City of Baton Rouge Community Block Grant
Society for the Preservation of Lagniappe in Louisiana
Heavenly Gardens Landscaping – Kim Bevil/Erin Cronan
Olinde’s Furniture – Beau Olinde, Tommy Davis, Judy Nichols
Art by Acadian Frame and Ar t – Cathy Sherburne
Rickey Heroman Florist
Acme Brick and Cass Felps
Charles Carter Construction – Reenie Carter, Jeremy Fenn and David Jacobson
Allied Systems – Steve and Adam Miley
Lanehart, Inc. – Scott Lanehart and Steve Ruiz
Kennedy Mechanical – John Kennedy
Remson, Haley & Herpin – Sam Herpin and Clark Gernon
Home Depot – Highland Road – Aleisa Lund and Kirt Barnett
Leslie Herpin Interiors
Dan and Cathy Browning
Ivar’s Bar and Ben Fontenot
DSI, Inc. Glenn James and Stephanie Strickland
Leger’s Catering – Mandi Graham & Rachel Miller
Our Contractors, Vendors and Subcontractors
General Contractor – Charles Carter Construction
Toilet Access. & Fire Ext. – Himmel’s Hardware
Misc. Steel – Four Star
Framing & Carpentry – M&N Constructors, LLC
Painting – Lanehart
Flooring – Flooring Perfectionist
Electrical – Chandler’s Services
HVAC – Kennedy Mechanical
Plumbing – Marino & Sons
Family Road Healthy Start hosted an Infant Health and Safety Fair to create awareness of the factors that effect infant mortality. On September 18, 2010, Baby Bee Aware was a family event packed with fun activities and information. Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy was on board to educate the public about our mission and provide information to help keep our children safe.
On Friday, August 13, stakeholders of the Baton Rouge Childrens’ Advocacy Center gathered at the new facility at 626 East Boulevard to celebrate starting the renovations to the house in the Historic Downtown District of Baton Rouge. Special guest, District 67 Representative Patricia Haynes Smith, was given a tour through the house where walls have been taken down and the old wood flooring revealed. The new house is three times larger than the current house located at 536 France Street. Jeremy Fenn and David Jacobson with Charles Carter Construction were on hand, along with the architect Clarke Gernon with Remson, Haley, Herpin Architects to lead the way through the two-story house. Rob Daigrepont, president of the BRCAC board, welcomed the guests and board members and invited them to tour the house and join in the celebrations with refreshments laid out in the soon-to-be play therapy room.
The mission of the BRCAC is to lessen the trauma experienced by child victims when abuse allegations are investigated and to provide support during any subsequent proceedings within the criminal justice system.
Pictured from left to right Front Row: Jeremy Fenn, Sue Berni, Clarke Gernon
Middle Row: Dr. Roberta Vicari, Linda Clark, Patty Freeman, David Mouegot
Back Row: Sharon Pol, Jane Wood, David Jacobson, LaTonia Dunbar, Robert Daigrepont and Representative Patricia Haynes Smith
The month of April is set aside as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Did you ever think that would be necessary? Sexual abuse is so prevalent in our society today that we need to set aside time to acknowledge it. And yet, most of us wish we could turn a blind eye or think, “If I just ignore it, it will go away, and I won’t have to think about it.”