Predators Foundation Continue Support for CAC

Monday, 13 May 2019

The Nashville Predators Foundation awarded a $2,750 grant to the Child Advocacy Center as part of its 2019 record-breaking donation of $675,962 to 145 area non-profit organizations.
Established in 1998, the Nashville Predators Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to local youth-oriented non-profit organizations in Middle Tennessee that help meet the educational, social, health, and cultural needs of our community’s children.
“The Nashville Predators Foundation has a rich history or providing support to organizations in our community that serve children and youth,” said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.  “We are grateful to the Predators Foundation for their faithful support of the children and families that we serve.”
The $2,750 Predator’s grant will support the Darkness to Light Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program.  Darkness to Light is evidence based, national curriculum used to train adults how to prevent children from being sexually abused and what to do if a child discloses sexual abuse to you.  The Predators funds will be used to send four staff and volunteers to the Darkness to Light authorized facilitator training.
In 2012, the Child Advocacy Center set a goal to train 10,500 people in Rutherford and Cannon Counties how to protect their children from child sexual abuse.  This number represented 5% of the adult population of both counties at that time.  The Child Advocacy Center is excited to announce that over 10,750 adults have been trained.
“No parent or grandparent wants their child to be sexually abused,” said Child Advocacy Center Community Education Coordinator Brittnie Noble.  “We are utilizing the Darkness to Light training curriculum to give parents and grandparents the tools to protect their children from child sexual abuse.  Our goal is to reduce the number of child victims in Rutherford and Cannon County by training their parents and grandparents how to protect them.”
To bring the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention training to your church, school, business, -non-profit agency, or civic group please contact Brittnie Noble in Rutherford County at 615-867-9000 or or Cassell Galligan-Davis innCannon County at 615-563-9915 or
Get involved.  Together we can reduce the number of child sexual abuse victims in our community!