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Child sexual abuse is a community crisis that requires a community response. One in ten children will be sexually abused before their eighteenth birthday. Supporting the Children’s Advocacy Center helps all children and families that are victims of sexual abuse to receive our services at no cost. In addition to this, your gift helps us to prevent sexual assault from occurring.

Ways to give.

Online: Click on the Donate Now button above. Donations can also be accepted through PayPal and Guidestar.  We are proud to be GuideStar Gold Qualified.

By Phone: Contact Rebekah McDowell at (616) 336-4275 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 49506.

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 Melissa Werkman at (616) 336-5156.

Legacy of Hope and Healing 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 Katherine West at (616) 336.4033.

Your support and partnership makes a difference.

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.

5% of children under the age of 18 are solicited sexually online.
1,000+ suspected child sexual abuse cases are reported in Kent County each year.
75% of childhood sexual abuse is thought to go unreported.
1 in 7 girls and 1 in 25 boys are sexually abused.