May 18th - Second Annual Blue Knights Poker Run to Support Our Services!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our April Outreach Project!! Your time and efforts truly made a difference in the lives of our community's children.
Welcome: Welcome to the home page for the Southern VA Child Advocacy Center! It is our goal to provide you with an overview of our mission, services, and activities for the upcoming months! Our organization has been serving our community since 1993 and over this time we have seen great strides and commitment to put our children's needs above our own interests.
Please let us know if you have any questions or needs that we can assist you with. Although we provide a wide plethoria of services, we cannot meet all the complex needs of families but we have a long list of partners and resources to provide you as options.
We also have a facebook page that we update more actively. Check it out - www.facebook.com/SVCAC4KIDS - you do NOT need a facebook account to view our information, so use this as an additional resource.
Change for Children is a wonderful project, designed by the late Patsy Smith. The simple act of collecting change throughout the year and making an annual contribution prompted us to implement this project into our Pinwheels for Prevention campaign. You will see volunteers and staff manning community outreach tables throughout the community during the month of April (CAPPS Home Building Center, Westlake Kroger's, Rocky Mount Kroger's, and Westlake Library) with little blue buckets for any change you can share. We will have information available regarding child abuse prevention and services avaliable at the Southern VA Child Advocacy Center. Solutions Matrix is the sponsor for this year's campaign and we graciously acknowledge their investment in keeping children in our community safe. We are also adding a donation button to our website in suport of this project. Our goal is to collect $500,000 over the next five years and pay off the remaining mortgage on the building. The funds currently being applied to pay off the building could be used for treatment and prevention services for children. Make this goal a reality and give! Change for children can make a difference. Be the difference in a child's life.
Each year thousands of victims of child abuse and neglect begin their journey to recovery through a children's advocacy center, a child-friendly place where even the smallest and most vulnerable of child victims can feel safe telling what has happened to them and where their healing can begin.
The Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that facilitates a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse and neglect cases by providing the following:
Videotaped interviews of child abuse victims in safe, child-friendly surroundings, avoiding multiple interviews, reducing the trauma of disclosure, and preserving statements for court purposes
Victim advocacy and emotional support for victims and non-offending family members as well as access to the victim's compensation system
Counseling treatment services, offered on-site or through referral, to help child victims begin the healing process
Forensic medical exams, offered on-site or through referral, utilizing specialized equipment necessary for accurate diagnoses
Interdisciplinary review of cases by teams of professionals, including law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical mental health, victim assistance, and child advocacy
In addition to victim services we are also actively engaged in the development of prevention teams, comprised of experts from throughout the community, working together to stop the cycle of abuse and violence through outreach and educational programming.
The mission of the Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center is to promote the well-being of abused and neglected children through Treatment, Advocacy, Prevention, and Education.
National Children's Alliance * National CASA Association * United Way of Franklin County * Children's Advocacy Centers of VA
COMPLAINTS OF DISCRIMINATION Write USDA Director Office of Civil Rights Washington, DC