LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A breakfast hosted this morning by Family and Children's Place aimed to bring a crime done in secret out into the open.

Hundreds gathered to hear about the work the organization is doing to bring help and healing to children suffering from abuse and neglect. The head of Family and Children's Place says it's important that victims are becoming less afraid to talk about what's happened to them.

"Absolutely," said Pam Darnall, spokeswoman for the organization. "And it is critical that we welcome people to talk about what's happened to them -- because when abuse is kept silent and it's kept a secret, that's what perpetuates the abuse."

WDRB's Lindsay Allen emceed the event, which is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Family and Children's Place.

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