CV News

For Immediate Release
May 20, 2019

WENTZVILLE, MO – The Child Center, Inc. office located in Hannibal, Missouri is pleased to announce that Chariton Valley has provided the funding to name their MDT Observation Room. The Child Center, Inc. staff and members of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), use this room to observe a child’s forensic interview when allegations of sexual or physical abuse have been made. Members of the MDT include; Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and Children’s Division.

“It’s great to be a part of something that provides critical services to children and families in need,” stated Donna Bell, Chariton Valley’s Public Relations/Economic Development Manager.  “Chariton Valley is happy to sponsor the MDT Observation Room and we look forward to serving the fiber needs of the Hannibal area!” Bell concluded.

Chariton Valley, northeast Missouri’s premier communications company, through its influential leadership, innovative advances, and 65+ years of experience continues to enhance rural prosperity and rural living.  Chariton Valley’s reliable network utilizes fiber and wireless facilities to expand connectivity to students, families, farmers, businesses, medical facilities and rural communities everyday while also providing video services for a complete package.  Chariton Valley’s success is driven by a commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience and to continue supporting the communities it serves with pride.  Learn more at

The Child Center, Inc., is a child-focused place where a comprehensive, coordinated approach is taken in response to allegations of child sexual and physical abuse occurring in our 14 county service area. The primary goal of The Child Center, Inc., is to ensure that children disclosing abuse are not further victimized by the intervention systems designed to protect them.  Services offered include forensic interviews, children and family advocacy, mental health therapy, and school and community-based prevention education programs.

The Child Center, Inc. a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. The Child Center, Inc. is committed to responding to child abuse through a supportive team approach to reduce the trauma to children & their families. Healing ~ Helping ~ Hope