The Children's Alliance Center held its ribbon cutting March 28, along with an open house, "Sip and See."
"We've already experienced the generosity of the community," said District Attorney Michael Burns, president of the center's board.
The center had until September to raise matching funds of $55,000 for a state grant.
"We already have the amount to match the grant," he said.
Despite that, major work is still required to prepare the building for use. Burns said floors need carpets, office furniture, supplies and modifications to existing rooms must be completed before the facility is ready to occupy.
During April, Child Abuse Prevention Month, there will also be additional fund-raining efforts.
"We have met with pastors and ministers," Burns explained. "On one Sunday in April, they will give a sermon on child abuse.
"In the pews will be blue envelopes which are an opportunity to make a donation mdash; $5, $10 mdash; and put them in the collection plate."
Those envelopes will go to the center.
The purpose of the center is to create a child-friendly setting which puts victims at ease and allows professionals to do their work.