C.A.R.T. House child advocacy leaders to speak to Canadian County Democrats on Jan 9

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YUKON, Okla. – New Executive Director Joanne Riley and family advocate Kalee Vculek from Canadian County Abuse Response Team (CART) House in El Reno will speak to the Canadian County Democrats at 7 p.m. on Mon, Jan. 9.

The public is invited to find out more about C.A.R.T. House, which was recently featured in a Yukon Progress news feature.

The meeting will take place at Yukon Police Dept.at 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard.

C.A.R.T. House professionals help abuse victims, ages 3-17, from Canadian, Blaine and Kingfisher counties by recording their interviews in a supportive environment.

Before C.A.R.T began in the early 1990s, abuse victims had to repeatedly tell their traumatic stories to multiple child welfare and juvenile services workers, law enforcement agents, medical professionals and attorneys.

C.A.R.T.’s audio- and video-recorded interviews can prevent victims from having to testify in open court.

For more information about C.A.R.T. House, visit https://www.cancochildadvocates.org/ or phone 405-422-3459. Donors may mail tax-deductible contributions to C.A.R.T. House, P. O. Box 1424, El Reno, OK, 73036.

Participants who want to join the Canadian County Democrats meeting on Zoom may email jodyharlan@gmail.com before 12 p.m. on Monday, January 9, to request a Zoom link and code required to attend.

The organization also livestreams meetings on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CanadianCoDems.

The Canadian County Democrats meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, except December, at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard.

For more information, email jodyharlan@gmail.com.