“Soothing, kid-friendly murals cover the walls in the interview room, and lively pictures of smiling children decorate the waiting area of the recently opened Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center in Hastings.
“I’m overwhelmed,” said Barry County Prosecuting Attorney Julie Nakfoor-Pratt Thursday as people crowded into the facility for the open house. “I’m really excited that it came together as quickly as it did. It was a whole team effort, from child protective services to police to community mental health and everyone involved. It’s just going to be such a great tool to help kids in Barry County.”
Safe Harbor, a nonprofit organization, is a place where children can feel more comfortable and at ease when sharing their accounts of abusive situations…”