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Blankets for CAC Clients
How comfy is a soft, fuzzy fleece blanket! Friends of the Child Advocacy Center help provide no-sew blankets to warm a client when a physical exam is needed. It's one small comfort we can provide during a traumatic time in a young person's life that is theirs. Contact CACfriends2@gmail.com if you would like to participate in making or donating a blanket.
What did you like about the Center? “They helped me feel safe.”
Good quality children's winter coats and clothing in sizes Newborn - Teens will be available beginning at 10 AM in the parking lot behind the Frederick County Court House off Patrick and Court Streets. This effort is in conjunction with the Frederick Police Department. Friends of the CAC offer our sincere thanks for the assistance of Scout Troops 2017 and 3017.
In recent months the Friends of the CAC
provided clothing for numerous children and teens
purchased supply of sweatshirts & pants for the Center to have on hand for emergency situations
supported 3 children sheltering in a hotel
provided clothing for 4 yr old victim of physical abuse
purchased backpacks and school supplies for a number of clients
provided CAC with gift cards, incentives, comfort fidgets and blankets to address client needs
provided gift card for the girls counseling group to have ice cream together
paid for martial arts classes for a client
Heiress continues to work 2-3 days per week and enjoys tagging along on her DSS days. She enjoys visits from DSS staff members and brings joy to the office, especially after tough discussions about complex cases or after difficult meetings with families and children. Heiress spends at least 1 day/week at the Child Advocacy Center accompanying children during Forensic Interviews. I'm pleased, but not surprised, at her quick adjustment to her new "teammate," Meghan, in the interview room. Heiress also provided support for two child victims (and their families and the professionals involved 😜) during court hearings.
Heiress' highlight, though, was the opportunity to provide accompaniment during a foster child's visit with her biological mother.
Click here for the story! Consider yourself warned ... it's a tearjerker!
Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support clients of the CAC. Win/win!
Purchase a $5 coupon from Friends and receive 25% off most all of your purchases at Boscov's for the entire day. Look for members sporting blue shirts ready to greet you near an entrance at Boscov's on Oct. 18 or contact us at the email below. All funds from the sale of coupons supports the work of the Friends of the CAC.
Union Mills Event Center
Friends of the CAC are excited to be sponsored by Union Mills Public House for October. Check out this spectacular event venue overlooking Carroll Creek.
Hope you were one of the lucky ones to indulge in a Peach Cobbler Milk Shake in August at Maxwell's, 57 E. Patrick Street
"Thank you everyone who contributed to our August shake of the month group.
Friends of the Child Advocacy Center, thank you for partnering with us to bring awareness to your amazing cause & all the work you do for our community." #EatAtMaxwells
Our heartfelt appreciation to the Trail House for sponsoring us in July and JoJo's in June. Their generous contributions support our efforts to prevent child abuse.
Friends of the Child Advocacy Center and CAC staff promoted the Prevention of Child Abuse throughout Frederick at many fun and festive events this summer including Asbury's Block Party, National Night Out and Frederick's In the Streets.
Fall Corporate Sponsors
From the Director's Desk
As summer comes to an end and a new school year begins, the CAC staff continues its vital work to support child victims of abuse. Looking back over the first six months of 2023 we and our multidisciplinary team (MDT) partners have provided comprehensive and coordinated trauma-informed services to more than 170 children and their families. It goes without saying that I am so very proud of our staff and partners for their steadfast dedication and determination, but it is the bravery and resilience of the children who come through our doors that sustain our spirits and keep us going! We are honored to deliver healing care, protection, support, and resources as we strive for a future where every child grows up safe, healthy, and free from abuse.
Stay safe and take good care,
Click on the button to see how the CAC has served children impacted by child abuse.