Community

One Thing You Can Do That Matters

  By Ginny Sagal, Communication & Outreach Coordinator for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County You can’t read a newspaper or turn on a television without hearing about child sexual abuse. Do not feel helpless. There is one thing you can do that matters in addressing child sexual abuse.  You can take a child

“My family survived” because of the CAC

  This is a speech by Lori Phillips from the Children’s Advocacy Center 2017 Cherish a Child Luncheon The year was 1993. My oldest daughter, Jennifer, came to me one evening and disclosed a horrific truth. Her father had sexually molested her. She was 11 years old that year. The specific abuse had taken place

Community “Farmers” Planting Seeds of Hope

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County — from her speech at our October, 2017 Cherish a Child Luncheon   A wise man looked at the response in place in Jackson County for victims of child abuse and thought there was opportunity to improve this response. That wise

Spotlight on a Volunteer: Samantha Bohling

  When did you start volunteering at the Children’s Advocacy Center? I started volunteering at the Children’s Advocacy Center on September 20, 2017. How did you become familiar with the Center, how did you find out? I became familiar with the Center through two sources: A list of possible internship facilities through the SOU website,

Do One Thing That Matters

In the last year the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County has served 695 children and 414 non-offending caregivers — with nearly 5,000 services. You Matter is our annual campaign to raise funds for direct services to these infants, children, teens and families healing from abuse and neglect. Your donation to You Matter helps us

Cherish a Child Luncheon

  By Theresa Hart. Development Director for The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Each year the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County hosts a fundraising luncheon. During these luncheons, guests will receive an update from Tammi Pitzen, CAC Executive Director, about what’s happened at the CAC in the last year. They will also hear

It takes a Community Response

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Many of you have heard me say that child abuse is a community problem that deserves a community response. I actually say and write that frequently.  It did not originate with me, and I actually can’t tell you who said it

Volunteers: The Heart of the Center

  By Ginny Sagal, Communication & Outreach Coordinator for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County It’s 9am and the Children’s Advocacy Center is open. Clients are coming in for a therapy session, therapy assessment, medical service, or forensic interview. They are greeted by a CAC employee and many times by a volunteer. This is