You can make a difference.

Child sexual abuse thrives in secrecy. Your financial gift today will help children find their voices and receive the critical help they need to end the cycle of abuse and reclaim their childhood. Your gift—no matter the size—will make it possible for every child to receive our services at no cost to their family.

Online: Click on the Donate button below to access a PayPal donation form or click on the GuideStar logo below to make a donation.

By Phone: Contact Tatum Hawkins at (616) 336-4033 to make a gift using a credit card.

By Mail: Send a personal check to Children’s Advocacy Center, 2855 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Every dollar counts.

  • It costs $1,250 to provide a forensic interview, medical exam, and therapy for one child.
  • It costs $165 to provide our Kids Have Rights body safety program to one elementary classroom for a school year.

Circle of Care

With a gift of $1,000 or more per year, for five years, you can join the Circle of Care and provide sustaining support to children on their journey to healing from sexual abuse.  For more information contact Tatum Hawkins at (616) 336-4033.

Planned Giving Society

Create a legacy of hope and healing by including the Children’s Advocacy Center of Kent County in your will or estate plans.  For more information contact Tatum Hawkins at (616)336-4033.

GuideStar gathers and disseminates detailed information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization, including the Children’s Advocacy Center, so you can make the most informed giving decisions possible. We are proud to be GuideStar Silver Qualified.

Click on the GuideStar logo above to make a donation. If you choose, you can pay tribute to a loved one by making a donation in their honor.

Make a wish come true.

The Center is always in need of toys, books, music and other items that help us make children feel more comfortable and at ease. Shop our Amazon Wish List to gift approved items. You can also choose to help the Center through the Amazon Smile program, which donates 0.5% of all your Amazon purchases to the eligible charitable organization of your choice.

Help a child cope with their feelings.

We wish to provide each child with a therapeutic coping box that will help them process their feelings throughout their healing journey. We are always accepting small plastic tubs and the following items to place inside:

  • coloring books (child & adult) and coloring supplies (crayons, colored pencils, markers)
  • BEE Brave necklace (used for court)
  • My Intent – Maker  Kit
  • journals and journals with locks • stress balls • small games/puzzles
  • sensory toys (squishy, texturized toy items) • inspiration stones
  • bubbles • jump ropes • small stuffed animals • toy cars
  • lotion • nail polish • bracelet-making supplies
  • headphones • kinetic sand • any small comfort items
  • any small toys or games that could assist a child in distracting themselves from upsetting feelings or thoughts

Please contact Tatum Hawkins at (616) 336-4033 to schedule a drop-off time for any coping box donations.