Donation to fight child abuse on the Western Slope

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Nearly 800 children visit the Western Slope Center for Children every year, and today they got some extra help with treating young victims of abuse.

The Grand Junction lions club presented $15,000 to non-profits today, and the Center for Children received $10,000 of it.

The center sees children who have been victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and witness violence.

This money will continue to allow free services to continue at their expanded facility.

While playing such a large role in assisting with child victims, the center still wants to do more to provide kids the service they deserve.

The center is also expanding into prevention therapy, and offer a free community program for nurturing healthy sexual development.

The center emphasizes the importance of talking to kids at an early age. They say research shows the earlier you talk, your child is less likely to be abused.

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