Agency wants to create safe connection center

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A Clearfield County Agency wants to create a place to help keep families in touch.

The Clearfield County League on Social Services wants to start a safe connections center where parents can see their kids in a supervised environment.

This would give parents who don’t have custody over their child a safe place to visit them.

The county commissioners applied for a more than $400,000 federal grant in January to pay for the center.

Even though it would mostly focus on child visits, the league is also partnering with other social service agencies in the area.

That would provide services, like legal assistance for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors.

“We’re there for when things aren’t so perfect in your life, and we want families to be connected and we want families to grow and to flourish so that our communities are better,” League executive officer Jackie Syktich said.

The agency had a similar program through a federal Safe Haven grant, however that went away in 2017 because of a lack of funding.

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