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Summer 2014 • 27
Hopefully some will notice the plaque on the wall outside one of the new rooms, which recognizes the contribution of our 15 Dayton area Optimist Clubs and see that we too believe in the promise - the promise of the Optimist Creed.
Two years later, Optimists can celebrate the success of their fundraising for the CARE House. The doors are open and children and families will now be serviced in a facility that is truly frst-class. The new building is nearly double the size of the old building. It includes a child-centered reception area, two sound-proof child-friendly interview and observation rooms, state-of-the-art recording equipment, a case review room, and expanded space for mental health treatment. This shows it is amazing what can be accomplished for our youth when Optimist Clubs stand together as partners with other community agencies.
The Director of CARE House shared the following comment in a news release, “When that frst child walks through the door, we hope to see the look in their eyes that shows they know this place belongs to them. We want them to know it is a safe place for them to come and that there are caring people inside who are going to listen to what they have to say and who are going to help them.”
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