Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County to open new facility in McKinney

The new Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County facility is expected to open in fall 2020. (Courtesy Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County)
The new Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County facility is expected to open in fall 2020. (Courtesy Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County)

The new Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County facility is expected to open in fall 2020. (Courtesy Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County)

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County is building another full-service facility to better serve children in the county, according to a Dec. 1 news release.

The Speese Campus, which will be located at Heritage Drive and Harroun Avenue in McKinney, will be funded by a campaign the nonprofit started two years ago that raised $11 million, including a $1 million gift of land, according to the release. The need for the 40,000-square-foot facility comes from the projection that the number of children in the county will triple over the next 25 years.



“We have more exciting days to come as we work toward ensuring that no matter how large Collin County grows, no child is ever turned away, and every child has access to the full range of services they need to heal,” CEO Lynne McLean said in the release.

The project is expected to break ground next summer and be up and running by fall 2022.

The Children’s Advocacy Center, which has a flagship location at 2205 Los Rios Blvd., Plano, serves children who are victims of abuse and neglect, according to its website. The nonprofit provides resources, such as therapists, nurses and caseworkers to ensure that children and families have the support they need.

By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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