2016 in Review

Happy new year! As we make bold plans in 2017, we wanted to look back at the numerous successes and highlights across our programs, development and community partnerships in 2016. 

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Happy new year! As we make bold plans in 2017, we wanted to look back at the numerous successes and highlights across our programs, development and community partnerships in 2016. 

Minimizing Trauma to Help Kids Heal

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For kids who have been abused, talking about the experience can be painful. ChicagoCAC and our fellow child advocacy centers were founded to minimize that trauma and to preserve evidence so a child doesn’t have to tell and retell what happened to them. From our welcoming building, to our friendly and compassionate staff members, to the nature of our partnerships with law enforcement and child protection teams, we make it easier for kids to come forward and begin healing faster and more fully.

Apply today for our internships and externships

We are now accepting applications for fall internships in our family advocacy, social work, prevention and other departments, as well as a psychology externship and a post-doctoral fellow. In addition to helping children and families heal from sexual abuse, interns at ChicagoCAC receive professional supervision and are able to participate in clinical trainings.

Our Results

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Last year, we served more families than ever before – and we expect to see even more in 2016. Help us be here for the children who need us by making a donation today! Remember, your donations help ensure that all of our services are free of charge to every client, every time.

Double your impact for #GivingTuesday!

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At ChicagoCAC, ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ is a way to honor our clients for all of their successes. The kids who come through our doors are much more than victims of abuse. They are brothers, sisters, artists, scientists, athletes – you name it! But most of all, these kids are resilient, and we’re thrilled to serve them every day. Join us in celebrating our kids by reading a few of their stories, and please consider making a gift in their honor. Donations are being matched today, up to $5,000!

“I really appreciated how clearly I got answers to my questions.”

Parent served at ChicagoCAC

“I really appreciated how clearly I got answers to my questions.”

Parent served at ChicagoCAC

“Our advocate took the time to explain and answer all of our questions.”

- Parent served at ChicagoCAC

“Our advocate took the time to explain and answer all of our questions.”

- Parent served at ChicagoCAC

“When we first got here, my child and I were afraid. But the advocate made us feel comfortable.”

- Parent served at ChicagoCAC

“When we first got here, my child and I were afraid. But the advocate made us feel comfortable.”

- Parent served at ChicagoCAC

“I really like the center, my children really seem to enjoy themselves. I would definitely let them come back to play.”

- Parent served at ChicagoCAC

“I really like the center, my children really seem to enjoy themselves. I would definitely let them come back to play.”

- Parent served at ChicagoCAC

“They were so friendly and attentive. I would have to say it was a great experience I had here with my children.”

Parent served at ChicagoCAC

“They were so friendly and attentive. I would have to say it was a great experience I had here with my children.”

Parent served at ChicagoCAC