by: JonChristopher Collins
Kaliegh Evans of Grandma’s House visits “Around The Table” on KHOZ giving updates on Grandma’s House.
Evans said that nobody is staffed at any of their centers right now, but someone is always on call. “For 2021, we’ve already seen almost 40 children, averaging out to about one a day,” Evans said. Grandma’s House serves seven counties.
According to their website, “Grandma’s House CAC is a safe place for child abuse victims & their families that serves seven counties in Arkansas: Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton & Searcy.”
Evans said they recently got a large donation of salt. “We’ve been really blessed with donations of individually packaged snacks and drinks. We also just got a printer, so now we are trying to focus all of our efforts on gas cards.” She said they are in need of monetary donations for those cards so they can be given to families who do not live in cities where Grandma’s House has locations or families who travel weekly for therapy.
Evans said some of the key signs of child abuse are extreme tiredness, wearing long sleeves and bedwetting after a child has been potty trained among others. She said child abuse victims sometimes may not have any visible marks to indicate abuse.
Evans said Grandma’s House events can be found on their website.
The complete interview with Kaliegh Evans is on the Around the Table Facebook Page.