Monday will potentially be the last working day for the Child Abuse Prevention (C.A.P.) Center in Gulfport. The center is set to close due to lack of funds.
Although they have been trying to secure new grants and donations, they have not received enough to stay afloat. If they close, they will lose all of their current grant funding and will have to start from the bottom up. President of the C.A.P. Center Board, Jim Allen, says the demand for their services is very high and if they close, their clients will overwhelm the other agencies they would be pushed to.
Allen says, “Well right now, we're trying everything we can. June 30th is still two or three days away. We're trying everything we can to stay open. Our services are needed on the Coast. It's not like we don't have a list of clients that we serve. It's not like we aren't regularly doing our job, because we are. Our employees do not sit still. They are plenty busy, however we're just going to have to close because of finances.”
The Child Abuse Prevention Center welcomes any and all donations that would help them stay open. They can be reached at (228) 868-8686.