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.
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.
"My child's self-esteem has grown because of the services at Safe from the Start. Thank you!
CAC is here to help. Call, email or fill out the contact form below or inquiries.
To report child abuse call: (800) 252-2873
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
255 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 412-4354
828 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201
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:
Executive Director of Children’s Advocacy Center of North & Northwest Cook County
Address: 640 Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169