Kids Can't Wait
Kids in crisis can't wait for the crisis to be over. Because of the Children’s Advocacy Center, they don’t have to. We are first responders to kids in crisis, providing free, critical services to those affected by sexual and physical abuse.
Isolation, while necessary to keep us all healthy, is a perfect storm for child abuse. Kids are at greater risk for abuse at home than anywhere else. 87% of cases happen within the family and 77.5% of abusers are parents. To make the situation worse, kids in isolation have less contact with others who can help, such as teachers. Phone and online communication provide only a glimpse into the home and may be heavily monitored by abusers.
But kids in crisis can’t wait for the pandemic to be over to get help. They need us to work together to creatively overcome these challenges. The Children’s Advocacy Center is on the frontlines of the fight against child abuse. Over the last several months, we have invested in new technology, completed advanced trainings, and creatively rethought our usual way of doing business, all to ensure we are here for kids who need us.
You have the power to help. When you donate to CAC, you provide a child a lifeline by connecting them to free, high-quality services that enable them to develop strength to lead a life that isn’t defined by abuse, but by their resiliency and potential.