Thousands of children come to Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center each year with the courage to talk about the unimaginable.
One in ten children in the United States will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday—these are our children, in our communities and neighborhoods.
We must work together to protect them. As a donor, your gift helps put their future within reach.You’ll help children and families receive the most effective mental health services that allow them to heal from trauma. You’ll help us train child advocates to support families through the healing process. And you’ll champion our efforts to lift up survivors and their loved ones, to smash the stigma, to shed their shame, taking us closer to the day when we as a society refuse to let children be defined by their trauma. The day when all our children have a future without limits. The day we can end child abuse in Chicago.
Whether a family comes to the center once for their initial investigation of abuse, or every week for two years of mental health therapy, cost will never get in the way of the healing services they need. Thanks to generous organizations and individuals like you, all of ChicagoCAC’s services are free of charge to every family, every time. You make it possible for children and families to get the vital support and resources they need to heal from child sexual abuse. To see exactly how our donors’ dollars help the children and families who come to ChicagoCAC, read our Annual Report.
At ChicagoCAC, we take pride in the exceptional care we provide for children and families who come through our doors. Our accreditation from National Children’s Alliance ensures that our policies and procedures align with best practices, particularly in the disciplines of case collaboration, forensic interviewing, family advocacy, mental health, and medical care. Supporting ChicagoCAC means you’re supporting proven, trauma-informed services for victims of abuse.
What Caregivers Say
Our teams consistently meet high standards to ensure families get the support they need – and deserve. When surveyed, 99 percent of our families were satisfied with the support services they receive at the center. 100 percent of our families are satisfied with our mental health services. Here’s what a few caregivers have to say about their experience at the center:
- “I felt so safe, and I know that I am not alone. Thank you.”
- “Our advocate took the time to explain and answer all of our questions.”
- “All of the staff were very helpful and explained everything to me beforehand. I felt like my child was in great hands.”
- “I really appreciated how clearly I got answers to all of my questions.”
- “Everyone was so friendly. We love it here.”
See Our Work For Yourself
We welcome the opportunity to host you for a tour. Seeing our child-friendly center can be the best way to understand the impact your gift makes on children and families healing from abuse. Contact us to schedule a private individual or group tour today: Info@ChicagoCAC.org