#SpotlightSunday with CSC Board President, Chris Thornton

Why do you volunteer for the CSC Board? Because our children should have every chance to be all they were created to be even after facing abuse. They deserve the opportunity to heal and grow.

What have you learned by being a CSC Board Member? The staff are true heroes to face what they do each day and keep coming back. They are stronger than I am! Plus it is amazing to see all the incredible work that happens from our little center.

What is your vision for the CSC? A new expanded space where the staff has the room and resources to help those kids who have been abused, but also to have more opportunities to share what the center does to spread the word in our community.

What is one thing you wish the community knew about the CSC? The hearts of the staff to help those kids who have been victims of abuse, but also their passion to do all they can to stop the abuse from happening in the first place. And that they are heroes!

What makes you smile? Realizing how blessed I am to be married to my wife and be the dad to my son and daughter. Plus running, cooking, and Uganda.

Chris


#SpotlightSunday with Elizabeth Shackelford

What is your favorite thing about your job at the CSC?  The amazing CSC TEAM and how hard they work to help children and their families.

What is the biggest challenge you face with your job at the CSC?  Financial support because I’m constantly thinking or always being asked, “how do we grow financially, so we are able to hire additional staff who are needed, in order to continue providing all the critical services for all of Washington County?” The CSC helps all children, no matter what background they are from, and it is becoming more and more difficult to fit into various funders charitable giving.

What is one thing you wish the community knew about the CSC?  Many are not aware, but 90% of child victims are abused by a family member or someone they know and trust. Child abuse does not discriminate and the CSC helps children from all walks of life, who come from different backgrounds, etc.

What makes you smile?  A child leaving his/her handprint or footprint – because I know they will continue to receive help from the CSC team, for as long as they need us! Willow, our dog. Scott, my husband. All of my family and friends. Purses also do the trick!

Liz S

Willow