SAN MARCOS -- A capital campaign to help victims of violence in Hays County is now underway.
A $25,000 donation from Walton Development and Management will help the county open the San Marcos-Hays County Family Justice Center.
It's a plan 15 years in the making, for a one stop shop to help victims of violence of all kinds. When it is finished it will hold everything from police prosecutors to victim's advocates, all under one roof.
Leaders believe this will help stream line the system and decrease duplication of services to help children, teens and adults get the help they need.
The 29-acre site that will be home to the center is off Hunter Road and South Reimer Avenue in San Marcos. The building is Phase II of the project. It will house agencies with more than 100 years of service in Hays County.
Phase III will include a distribution center for the Hays County Food Bank. Phase I is already complete. It's a sports complex to give children an outlet for athletic and educational pursuits.
In order to complete the building, the county will need a total of $3.4 million. They hope to start construction in the next two years.