Child abuse thrives in the dark through secrets and shame. The old adage, what happens behind closed stays behind closed doors, needs to stay in the past.
Our growth depends on community support and action, where we all work together to bring these shadows into the light and reduce opportunities for abusive behaviors to continue. What happens behind closed doors IS our business.
If you suspect that abuse is happening, report it. Call 800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873)
If there is a victim of abuse in your life, be supportive of them.
Donate to the Children’s Advocacy Center by contacting (217) 384-1266 or clicking the link below.
The services provided here at the Child Advocacy Center are free.
While we receive some government funding, we rely heavily on private donations from our community members to assist with counseling and other direct support and services. All donations are spent to help the victims we serve and support their families.
By donating to the Children’s Advocacy Center, you guarantee each child who visits the CAC a fully supported journey to recovery.
Annually, there are over 270 children referred to our CAC. With our support, each one has the potential to move through this trauma and live meaningful lives with significantly fewer triggers or long-term impacts.
Any donation is appreciated; however, recurring donations help secure ongoing resources so we can continuously help those who are affected year after year.