New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center
The New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center
The New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center, a program of the Audrey Hepburn CARE Center at Children's Hospital, provides a home away from home for children who have been sexually or physically abused in and around New Orleans. The Center consists of forensic pediatricians, NOPD child abuse detectives, child protection workers, New Orleans assistant district attorneys, mental health counselors, and NOCAC staff. The team provides a coordinated, multi-agency approach to the investigation and treatment of child sexual and physical abuse. Services include counseling services, medical examinations, and forensic interviewing all in a home-like setting. Our chapter has the privilege to partner with the Center.The majority of our chapter has completed the Darkness to Light training program to learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child abuse. Several sister intern at the Center and complete various projects including research, fundraising, and awareness.
"When SDT first partnered with the New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center I was so excited to get involved with our national philanthropy at a local level. I never realized that it would completely change my life and the course of my career. The New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center has provided me a unique opportunity to give back while gaining real world experience. The staff is welcoming, nuturing, compassionate, and has provided me with many opportunities to become as passionately involved in child abuse prevention as they are. Every day I am reminded that no act is too small to create a positive impact on children and families in our community." - Kate Homan
"As someone with a very personal connection to the work that the New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center does each and every day, it has been an honor to serve the organization as an intern this past year. Through bringing a voice and a sense of security back to children who have suffered from abuse and neglect, often at the hands of those they love the most, CACs nation-wide do all that they can to heal those who have been hurt, and to prevent it from happening again" - Becca Ames