Lighthouse Children's Advocacy Center

Our Mission

To coordinate a timely multidisciplinary response to and provide comprehensive services for children in cases of suspected child abuse.

The center is available to assist with cases involving sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, witness to violence, Commercialization and Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and other cases in which law enforcement and Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) request our assistance.

Our Commitment

Our Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is committed to the reduction of secondary trauma to child victims of abuse during the investigative and prosecutorial process.

We work in collaboration with the dedicated professionals in law enforcement, social services, the District Attorney’s Office, school system and the mental health and medical community, advocating for a child’s right to be heard.

What We Do

The Lighthouse CAC is a neutral and safe place for the evaluation of alleged child abuse. This includes sexual or physical abuse as well as severe neglect or child witness to violent crimes.

The Lighthouse also provides sexual assault services to children and adults.

What is CAC?

A Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is a safe place for the evaluation of alleged child abuse.

CACs enhance the response to suspected child abuse cases by combining the wisdom and professional knowledge of various investigative agencies and other professionals.

These coordinated efforts can provide the knowledge, skills, and resources to assist suspected child abuse victims and their families.

What We Offer

How You Can Help

Comfort Bag for Children Wish List

Young Children (ages 3-9)

  • Activity Books
  • Crayons
  • Coloring Books
  • Colored Pencils
  • Diaries
  • Girls Jewelry
  • Pencils (mechanical, untraditional)
  • Puzzle Books (Word, Sudoku)
  • Storybooks
  • Travel Games (Magnetic ones are great!)
  • Card Games (Uno, Old Maid)
  • Silly Bands
  • Toiletry Items (lip balm, lip gloss, comb, brush, small deodorant, etc…)

 

Older Children (ages 10-17)

  • Card Games (Uno, Old Maid)
  • Diaries
  • “Door” Basketball Hoop
  • Jewelry (ex.-Claire’s)
  • Nerf Footballs (small)
  • Pencils (mechanical, untraditional)
  • Storybooks
  • Travel Games (Magnetic ones are great! Chess Sets, Checker’s)
  • Silly Bands
  • Small Toy Cars and Trucks
  • Small Dolls/Barbie Dolls
  • Toiletry Items (Lip balm, lip gloss, comb, brush, small deodorant, etc…)
  • Small Pencil Sharpeners
  • Sudoku Puzzles
  • Word Search Puzzle
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