April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

During the month of April, we encouraged you to take a stand for children by raising awareness and learning how to prevent child abuse.



Hope Floats Balloon Release, Friday, April 28, 2017, 10:30 am, Bywaters Park, Paris, Texas

The Hope Floats balloon release supports the CAC mission of promoting hope, healing and justice. In spite of bad things that happen to kids, we work so that their hope will always “float”!

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness

Hope shines brightest in the darkest of moments

Hope is not pretending that troubles don’t exit. It is the hope that they won’t last forever.  That hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome.  That we will be led out of the darkness and into the sunshine.

It is our hope for a brighter future and new beginnings for child abuse victims in Lamar and Red River Counties and throughout the world.

Thank you to Ms. Vanderburg's 1st grade class and Ms. Carter's Gifted and Talented class, both from Higgins Elementary, for helping us release balloons at our 2016 Hope Floats Balloon Release.  Ms. Carter's class also donated over 100 "Blanket Buddies" to the CAC- thank you for your support!



Photos taken by Bill Higgins and Kitty Coursey