Give now to help kids like Elise heal.
When she first came to Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center last fall, Elise was a very different kid than the bright, cheerful girl who comes to therapy each week. In just a year’s time, she’s made huge strides toward healing from years of sexual abuse.
Read Elise’s story, and give today to help ensure that she and every other client we serve receive comprehensive, trauma-informed services, completely free of charge. Your gift – in any amount – makes a difference!
Keeping our children safe
As adults, we have a responsibility to protect the children around us. In the United States, an estimated 1 in 7 girls and 1 in 25 boys is sexually abused before turning 18. Abuse occurs in all neighborhoods and communities, regardless of economic class, ethnicity or religion. Unfortunately, only 20 to 40 percent of child sexual abuse is ever reported to authorities. View our resources to learn how to prevent, recognize, respond to and report child sexual abuse.