Kids' Place History

1991-1993

Citizens Against Abuse Task Force created

Founders Tim Shugrue (prosecutor), Detective Joe Collias (Pittsfield) and Detective Robert Canale (North Adams) develop the Children's Advocacy Center model in Berkshire County. Robert Smith and William Hines, Sr. are co-campaign chairs.

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1993

The organization is legally incorporated as a nonprofit (501c3)

1994

Building purchased for the advocacy center on 63 Wendell Ave in Pittsfield.

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1994

Jenny Tierney Stokes is hired as the 1st director of Kids’ Place.

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1995

MDT (Multi-disciplinary team) now called SAIN formed. Child abuse investigations begin

 

Renovation by GE Elfun Program takes place at advocacy center.

1997

Full membership with National Children's Alliance (NCA) achieved

2001

North Adams office opened (at Elizabeth Freeman Center)

2003

Kids’ Place celebrates 10th Anniversary & 10th Annual Jimmy’s Ride Event

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2004

Full accreditation with National Children's Alliance (NCA) achieved

2005

SAIN program is now managed by DA office.

 

Full-time SAIN coordinator assigned to Kids' Place

2006

SANE nurse position established

2010

Affiliation with Hillcrest Educational Centers

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2013

20th Anniversary Campaign

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63 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Tel: 413-499-2800

Email: info@kidsplaceonline.org

Fax: (413) 496-9327