Get involved today with the Room to Heal Capital Campaign.
Help the Child Advocacy Center provide hope and healing to child victims of abuse and neglect by making a financial contribution here.
Gifts are also accepted via check made payable to the Child Advocacy Center, by downloading and completing a pledge form (linked below), or directly through an IRA Charitable Rollover. If you are at least 70 1/2 years old, you can give up to $100,000 tax free to the Child Advocacy Center. You should consider an IRA Charitable Rollover if:
- You do not need the IRA distribution you are required to take: OR
- You do not itemize deductions but make charitable gifts; OR
- You are subject to limitations on your deductions; OR
- Your charitable gifts already equal 60% of your adjusted gross income.
- Please note: transfers must be made directly by your IRA provider.
For questions about IRA Charitable Rollovers, please contact Destiny Burkett, Child Advocacy Center Development Director at 402-476-3200 or Destiny@smallvoices.org.
The impact of COVID-19 in the last year has exacerbated the pre-existing health and safety concerns for child victims of abuse. To better address victim needs, the CAC Capital Campaign efforts will be focused on the following three priority areas:
- Co-location with the Lincoln Police Department Special Victims Unit
- Expansion of our Medical Program, specifically by
- Hiring full-time medical staff to afford us the ability to provide medical exams to every child victim of abuse or neglect;
- Assuming the primary responsibility of providing acute SANE exams on-site, which are currently conducted in hospital emergency rooms, taking an average for 4-6 hours per child in an intimidating environment; and
- Implementing a process that allows the successful collection and secure storage of evidence from medical exams to be used toward the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators
- Expansion of the Training and Prevention Program, specifically to
- Offer education in classroom settings;
- Increase training efforts in rural counties
- Added space for on-site trauma-informed mental health services, including art therapy, meditation and other activities designed to support stress management.
- More family meeting rooms for advocates to interact with non-offending caregivers, assessing needs and identifying safety concerns.
- Creation of a safe, supervised triage space for children awaiting placement outside the home.
- Making room for additional staff advocates and forensic interviewers.