The mission of the Center is to provide support to families in preventing and dealing with child abuse in West Tennessee and to help both parents and children meet the practical needs of preserving and improving the quality of family life.
The Center's services put families back together and literally save the lives of children. Currently, a majority of the cases are children who have been sexually abused. Referrals come to the Center from the Department of Children Services, Juvenile Court and other court systems, school systems, attorney agencies and also as self referrals. The Center serves anyone who needs our services and does not charge a fee.
The Carl Perkins Center is working to give children back their childhood and let them know that someone cares. The programs help the whole family make positive changes. They are often able to keep families together or reunite families that have been separated, as well as improve their quality of life. The center gives these children the gift of hope for a brighter future—a future without pain but healing and hope.