The Children’s Advocacy Center is financed by private donations and grants under the Victims of Crime Act. That Act, signed into law by President Reagan, allows fines paid and money collected from criminal offenders to be distributed to agencies serving crime victims, such as children subjected to abuse. Our program is not funded by tax dollars or Medicaid.
You can be a partner in the success of our children through your financial donations and by contributing items our staff can give to each child or adolescent who attends a Forensic Interview.
Items needed for children ages 2-18:
- Brand new stuffed animals
- Craft projects or art supplies
- Games and items for outdoor play
- Activity books
- Books so each child and adult leave with a new book to read
- Small toys for indoor play
Across the county educators are telling us that reading to children and giving children good books to read gives them the foundation needed for a successful life. Reading on grade-level by the end of third grade is one of the most critical milestones in education. Studies show that 74% of 3RD graders who read poorly still struggle in ninth grade, and third grade reading scores can predict a student’s likelihood to graduate high school.
Our goal is that every child and caregiver who comes to our center, leaves with a book that is their own to keep.
Your donations of new books for children and gently used adult paperbacks and hardbacks for the adults will support literacy and success in our community.