KIDS Place wins Award from Governor's Crime Commission
On November 28, 2007 at its Safe Neighborhood's Conference, at Sea Trail in Sunset Beach, the Governor's Crime Commission recognized KIDS Place located in Franklin, NC for its "outstanding dedication and achievement in service to the community in the area of crime victim services." The award was presented to KIDS Place Executive Director, Alisa Ashe by Linda Hayes, Chair of the Governor's Crime Commission and David Jones the Commission Executive Director.
Left to Right: Elizabeth Adams, Case Manager; Alisa Ashe Executive Director; and Brenda Taylor, Administrative Assistant
Right to left: Linda Hayes, Chair of the Governors Crime Commission, Alisa Ashe, and Bryan Beatty, Secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety
New Bern Based Community Coalition Against Family Violence Becomes "Promise Place"
New Bern's child abuse and family advocacy center which began its journey almost 30 years ago is starting the New Year with a new facility name that excudes hope. The agency feels that it could better serve its clients by presenting an image of hope rather than the negative connotation associated with "famiy violence." Sheri Rettew, Executive Director, is very familiar with how the agency is perceived in the community. "We exist to help people on their road to healing and recovery from abuse or violence. Promise Place conveys more of what we do and where we are...we are where hope and healing begin," said Rettew. Promise Place is working with CACNC to bring a children's advocacy center to the Craven and Pamlico county area.