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Healing Children

One Story at a Time

CAC provides free, healing services to children who have experienced abuse, allowing them to process trauma and reclaim their childhoods.


Our Services

CAC is the leading resource when it comes to child abuse. From the Forensic Interview to the last therapy session, CAC works with our clients to ensure they are building resiliency in order to live a healthy life. 

Our extensively trained FAS team supports a child and family through the legal process of the abuse investigation. We coordinate with local law enforcement, State’s Attorney's Office and DCFS to conduct

Forensic Interviews that limit trauma and collect all necessary information to proceed with the case. Advocates support families and connect them to medical, mental health and other community services.

Our Master’s-level therapists meet families during their highest level of crisis. We connect with them through compassion and empathy.
Our team creates a fully comprehensive and individualized plan to help put the pieces of the family's life back together.

Our SFTS program is unlike any other in the area. We offer free therapy for children birth-5 who have experienced violence in their households. These children are often overlooked, but we make their care a priority. Our team helps the most vulnerable population by listening to them, believing them and helping them process trauma.


Our Numbers

Over the last 30 years we've empowered and healed children and families in 38 communities who have experienced abuse and helped prevent violence against children.

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Clients in 2020


Communities served


Hours of service performed in 2020

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Client Testimonial

"My child's self-esteem has grown because of the services at Safe from the Start. Thank you!

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Contact Us

CAC is here to help. Call, email or fill out the contact form below or inquiries.

To report child abuse call:  (800) 252-2873

Main Office

640 Illinois Blvd

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Phone: (847) 885-0100


Fax: (847) 885-0187

Safe from the Start

1535 Burgundy Parkway

Streamwood, IL 60107

Phone: (630) 540-0549

Satellite Offices

255 Revere Drive

Ste. 200

Northbrook, IL 60062

Phone: (847) 412-4354


828 Davis Street

Ste 213

Evanston, IL 60201

Our Affiliates

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CAC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, and subcontractors. CAC is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

If you feel you have been discriminated against, complaints must be made in writing and sent to:

Mark Parr
Executive Director of Children’s Advocacy Center of North & Northwest Cook County
Address: 640 Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169