Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County gets $25,000 grant

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County recently got a $25,047 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to buy equipment for their new medical examination room.

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The center started offering non-emergency Sexual Assault Nurse Exams (SANE) back in 2015 with the goal of eventually offering emergency exams. The center’s SANE program is beneficial for children because it will be able to uncover injuries, sexually transmitted diseases and non-related medical issues in a child-friendly environment.

In 2020, they met their goal of starting to offer emergency exams and in 2023 they opened their new expanded facility. This new grant will provide equipment for a second exam room so they’ll be able to do two SANE exams at once.

Before the center started offering a SANE program there were only two hospitals in Smith County who offered them.

To learn more visit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County online.

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