IRON MOUNTAIN — Child abuse victims will be receiving better care at a new facility in the Iron Mountain community.

The Caring House has been awarded a Child Advocacy Center Development Grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. They are taking additional steps to making child abuse victims feel more comfortable. In the spring they implemented those steps with a forensic interview room. The goal of the project is to provide protection, advocacy, justice and healing for child abuse victims.

“There are too many children that have not been able to receive the assistance that they need,” said Caring House Executive Director Cheryl O’Neil. “We’ve been putting bandages on up until this time and helping the child as far as we can, but this will take them right through and beyond the criminal justice system, so it is so greatly needed and our community is so thankful.”

Total cost of the project will cost over $184,000. They are looking for volunteers who would be interested in helping with the project.

For more information, call the caring house at 906-774-1337.