September 18, 2020

Leadership Round Rock Class Project: WilcoCAC

The mission of the chamber’s Leadership Round Rock (LRR) program is to develop leadership skills in individuals and to promote awareness of issues and opportunities that impact Round Rock.

One of the requirements for being part of the LRR class is twenty hours of participation in a community service project. This year’s class community service project supported the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center (WilcoCAC) with a specific focus on their My Safe Place program.

The My Safe Space program provides bedroom makeovers for children who have been victims of abuse in their own room. Their mission is to positively impact as many children’s lives as possible by creating new safe environments for them to heal.

Family advocates and counselors work together to identify children who are suffering from night terrors or PTSD that would truly benefit from the program. They work together to tailor the redesign of the room to the child’s favorite colors and interests. Once complete, these transformations have a profound effect on the child’s mental health and healing process.

LRR held a fundraising campaign with a goal to raise $10,000 this year so that class members could deliver ten room makeovers (safe spaces) to young people in our communities that no longer felt safe in their own rooms. The fundraiser ended up bringing in a total of $13,165!

Typically the WilcoCAC will go into the home and redesign a space for the family, but the pandemic has changed that interaction. Instead, everything was wrapped and delivered for the family to ‘discover’ together, as you can see from the photo below that was part of the first room makeover.

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