Peace Exchange Training

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Thanks to the wonderful young adults from The Peace Exchange who came out to the center for a tour and to learn about our violence prevention and intervention strategies. In preparation for their trip to South Africa this summer, they were eager to learn about our work and our trauma-informed environment, and we were inspired by their energy and commitment to making a difference for kids and families!

Pledging to Prevent Abuse

The messages from our “Creating a Community Action Plan” conference are spreading! Thank you to Lutheran Social Services of Illinois for taking our pledges back to your team and helping spread the word during Child Abuse Prevention Month!

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The messages from our “Creating a Community Action Plan” conference are spreading! Thank you to Lutheran Social Services of Illinois for taking our pledges back to your team and helping spread the word during Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Creating a Community Action Plan to Prevent Abuse

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the center for “Creating a Community Action Plan to Prevent Abuse,” developed and led by the National Criminal Justice Training Center. Over two days, participants learned about the spectrum of abuse prevention, completed a Child Sexual Abuse Action Plan and pledged to do their part to keep kids safe. View photos on our Facebook page.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the center for “Creating a Community Action Plan to Prevent Abuse,” developed and led by the National Criminal Justice Training Center. Over two days, participants learned about the spectrum of… Read More

Grant from First Midwest Charitable Foundation

 

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Thank you to First Midwest Charitable Foundation for their support of our Family Hope Center! We were honored to be nominated by a First Midwest Bank employee to receive this grant, and we’re putting it to use right away to provide families with mental health services, intensive case management and group therapy to help them heal.

President Preckwinkle visits ChicagoCAC

Char Rivette, Commissioner Steele, President Preckwinkle

We recently hosted Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioner Robert Steele and fellow organizations for a meeting to exchange ideas about Cook County’s 2nd District. We talked through challenges and visions for the future, including President Preckwinkle’s plans for improved collaboration between the county government and our community.

Robin’s Story in the Republic of Georgia

On Char’s trip to the Republic of Georgia, her hosts were excited to show off their take on our original Robin’s Story. It’s wonderful to see the impact children’s advocacy centers make in every country and language!

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On Char’s trip to the Republic of Georgia, her hosts were excited to show off their take on our original Robin’s Story. It’s wonderful to see the impact children’s advocacy centers make in every country and language!

C+R Research Garden Days

Our friends at C+R Research provide year-round support for ChicagoCAC and the children and families we serve. Their team hosts internal fundraisers, donates to our backpack and toy drives, sponsors our fundraising events and, most recently, helped us weed our garden. Thank you to everyone at C+R Research for your outstanding support!

C+R Research Garden Day

Our friends at C+R Research provide year-round support for ChicagoCAC and the children and families we serve. Their team hosts internal fundraisers, donates to our backpack and toy drives, sponsors our fundraising events and, most recently, helped us weed our… Read More

Meet Duchess

It’s a rainy day in Chicago, but darling Duchess brightens up our space! Duchess and her human, Candice, volunteer at ChicagoCAC through Canine Therapy Corps. They play an important role of helping to decrease anxiety of children who come to ChicagoCAC for a forensic interview or mental health services.

Duchess - Canine Therapy Corps

It’s a rainy day in Chicago, but darling Duchess brightens up our space! Duchess and her human, Candice, volunteer at ChicagoCAC through Canine Therapy Corps. They play an important role of helping to decrease anxiety of children who… Read More

Ride2Recover Tour

Ride2Recover David Visit

We had the honor of meeting David on his Ride2Recover tour this morning. An adult survivor of child sexual abuse, David and his family received services at their local children’s advocacy center, Rural Resources Victim Services. Now, he is cycling – yes, cycling! – from Washington state to New York, meeting with and raising awareness of children’s advocacy centers along the way. Thank you for your courage and for using your voice to help others, David!

Ride2Recover David Visit

We had the honor of meeting David on his Ride2Recover tour this morning. An adult survivor of child sexual abuse, David and his family received services at their local children’s advocacy center, Rural Resources Victim Services. Now, he… Read More