Luminary Award Dinner in the news

ChicagoCAC 2014 Luminary Award Honorees
Our Luminary Award Dinner has made a splash in local news! The fundraiser was featured in both IOnTheScene and Candid Candace, highlighting the Chicago community leaders and other supporters in attendance. We’re thrilled to have such strong recognition of the event, the important work our teams do at ChicagoCAC, and our honorees, the Burkes. View full event photos here.

ChicagoCAC 2014 Luminary Award Honorees

Our Luminary Award Dinner has made a splash in local news! The fundraiser was featured in both IOnTheScene and Candid Candace, highlighting the Chicago community leaders and other supporters in attendance. We’re thrilled to have such strong recognition… Read More

Char Rivette on Good Day Chicago

Clip of Char on Good Day Chicago

Char joined Fox News’s Good Day Chicago to talk about the importance of reporting abuse so that children can get the healing services they need and deserve.

2015 Pancake Breakfast

ChicagoCAC Spirit Squad Pancake Breakfast
ChicagoCAC’s Spirit Squad hosts events throughout the year to show appreciation for our fellow team members. We’re thankful for the opportunity to step back from our challenging work to connect with colleagues at our annual pancake breakfast, summer BBQ and chili cook-off!

ChicagoCAC Spirit Squad Pancake Breakfast

ChicagoCAC’s Spirit Squad hosts events throughout the year to show appreciation for our fellow team members. We’re thankful for the opportunity to step back from our challenging work to connect with colleagues at our annual pancake breakfast, summer… Read More

Char visits the Republic of Georgia

Photo of Char in Georgia - Leading Roundtable
Executive Director Char Rivette is visiting the Republic of Georgia as part of our collaboration with the U.S. State Department’s Professional Fellowship Program and the American Council. Last fall, a social worker from Georgia visited ChicagoCAC to learn about how we investigate abuse and advocate for children. Now, Char is visiting her country to meet with child-serving organizations to consult, hold round-table discussions and help develop their new system of child welfare response to child abuse.

Over the last two weeks, Char held a public lecture at University of Georgia and hosted a day-long training for The Youth Coalition, a group of non-governmental human service organizations who are dedicated to advocating for changes in child abuse response. She also met with Dr. Lia Saralidze, the Director of the Public Health Foundation of the Republic of Georgia. Dr. Saralidze toured ChicagoCAC a few years ago, and she considers the experience to be the driving force in their development of a child advocacy center.

We’re pleased for the opportunity to help build child welfare services across the globe so that children get the support and resources they need.

Photo of Char in Georgia - Leading Roundtable

Executive Director Char Rivette is visiting the Republic of Georgia as part of our collaboration with the U.S. State Department’s Professional Fellowship Program and the American Council. Last fall, a social worker from Georgia visited ChicagoCAC to learn… Read More

ChicagoCAC Luminary Award Dinner Photos

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, supporters joined ChicagoCAC for the inaugural Luminary Award Dinner, raising funds for the center and honoring Alderman Edward M. Burke and Justice Anne M. Burke for their efforts to light the path toward hope and healing for children and families. Learn more.

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, supporters joined ChicagoCAC for the inaugural Luminary Award Dinner, raising funds for the center and honoring Alderman Edward M. Burke and Justice Anne M. Burke for their efforts to light the path toward… Read More

Burkes receive ChicagoCAC’s Luminary Award for lighting the path toward hope and healing for children

Luminary Award Dinner raises more than $260,000 to support Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s work to help children and families heal from child sexual abuse  

Press Release | May 8, 2015

The evening of May 7, hundreds of Chicagoans joined Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center for its inaugural Luminary Award Dinner. Held at Union League Club of Chicago, the event raised funds for the center and honored Alderman Edward M. Burke and Justice Anne M. Burke for lighting the path toward hope and healing for children. In all, the event raised more than $260,000 for Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center.

More than 300 community leaders, professionals and philanthropists attended in support of restoring the lives of children and families who have experienced sexual abuse. To start the night, guests walked ChicagoCAC’s purple carpet, enjoyed cocktails and placed their bids on unique silent auction packages at a reception in Union League Club’s Main Lounge. Upstairs in the Union League Room, top sponsors and VIP guests had a meet-and-greet with the Burkes and ChicagoCAC’s executive staff and board members. Read More

Luminary Award Dinner raises more than $260,000 to support Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s work to help children and families heal from child sexual abuse   Press Release | May 8, 2015 The evening of May 7, hundreds of… Read More

Growing & Giving: Robin’s Story

See what our new spaces and our Growing & Giving campaign will mean for Robin and the thousands of other children we serve.

I just wanna say thank you for everything.

- Parent served at ChicagoCAC

I just wanna say thank you for everything.

- Parent served at ChicagoCAC

“We exist.” art display spotlights prevalence of child sexual and physical abuse in Chicago

Press Release | April 30, 2013

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting “We exist.” on April 30. The one-day public art display at Daley Plaza shares survivors’ stories and encourages action to address abuse in our city.

“We want people to see the realities of sexual abuse and physical abuse of children in our city,” said ChicagoCAC Executive Director Char Rivette, “But it’s also important to understand that ChicagoCAC and our partners exist to help kids and families heal from the trauma of abuse.” Read More

Press Release | April 30, 2013 In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting “We exist.” on April 30. The one-day public art display at Daley Plaza shares survivors’ stories and encourages action… Read More

Chicago Park District and Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center announce “Keeping Children Safe” initiative

Partnership will include policy implementations and trainings to equip parks staff to prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse

Press Release | April 15, 2015

Chicago Park District and Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) are pleased to announce their partnership on the “Keeping Children Safe” initiative. This district-wide effort will include proactive policies and procedures to make preventing sexual abuse the routine, while continuing to promote positive interaction among children, youth and staff. The initiative has the potential to reach the approximately 250,000 children who use Chicago parks each year.

Beginning this month, Chicago Park District staff will attend trainings on preventing sexual abuse in programs and through the community, recognizing signs of abuse and responding appropriately to children who disclose abuse. ChicagoCAC will provide these trainings for the parks’ 1,500 direct service staff, as well as specialized trainings for staff who work with children with disabilities. Parks administrative and non-direct service staff will receive online trainings. Read More

Partnership will include policy implementations and trainings to equip parks staff to prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse Press Release | April 15, 2015 Chicago Park District and Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) are pleased to… Read More