About the Presenters:
The Children’s Advocacy Center opened its doors in 1993. Over the next 25 years, we served nearly 20,000 Kent County suspected victims of child sexual abuse. In 2018, the Center changed its name to the Children’s Advocacy Center, reflecting the broader scope of services we’ve come to offer through the years. The Children’s Advocacy Center provides a safe space where children can receive all the services they may need after being sexually abused. We also go out into the community to empower children and adults to recognize, report and prevent sexual abuse. All of our services are delivered free of charge to families, thanks to the generous support of the community and the guidance of a visionary board of directors, Services are administered by an expert staff, assisted by on-site law enforcement agents and Children’s Protective Services representatives.
The Center is a private, nonprofit organization funded through a partnership of government and community support and is a fully-accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance. We are a United Way Agency and receive funding from the Michigan Crime Victims Services Commission and Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board. We coordinate the efforts of local organizations to stop child sexual abuse and reduce the trauma of victimized children and families.
About the Latino Community Coalition:
Vision : A West Michigan where a united Latino community thrives culturally, economically, and socially.
Mission: Serve as a unifying force for the equitable advancement of Latinos in West Michigan
Equity and Inclusion