TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A local organization that assists abused and neglected children has been looking for years for a bigger space to do its work. Now, the non-profit is in the process of expanding.

Susie’s Place in Terre Haute helps in the investigations of crimes against children.

Founder and Executive Director Emily Perry said the organization has outgrown its current space in Terre Haute, but it is working on renovating a building to serve as a new location.

Perry also mentioned the space, located across from the Vigo County Courthouse, will provide more room for parking, and more privacy for families and will ensure law enforcement partners have what they need to investigate.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the location being right across from the courthouse because that will allow our children and families, that have to go to court, a safe space to come and wait while that process is happening,” Perry said.

Susie’s Place is accepting monetary donations to help pay for the renovations. The Wabash Valley Community Foundation is offering a matching grant of up to $35,000.

For more information on how to donate, click here.