KENNEWICK, Wash.- A group dedicated to helping neglected, abused and at risk children say they need the community's support.
Leaders of Olive Crest Tri-Cities say there are about 300 children in the child welfare system in Benton and Franklin Counties, and not enough government funding to care for all their needs.
Case Manager Susan Kellie says most of the children come from homes where one or both of the parents abuse drugs.
"All our children have been traumatized. They've been seriously abused or seriously neglected and they come in with a myriad of issues, from being drug affected to developmental delays,"
Olive Crest Tri-Cities will be having a luncheon at the Trac in Pasco next Thursday to raise money for various programs.
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