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CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

Working together for children

The Child Advocacy Center is a result of the shared vision of several Allen County agencies and partners committed to providing the best possible care to child victims of sexual abuse. 

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive community response to individuals and families affected by abuse and neglect.

The Kid's Clinic of Lima Memorial Hospital was the historical precedent for what became the Child Advocacy Center of West Central Ohio. The vision of a child advocacy center became a reality in September of 2013 when we opened our doors to provide services to child victims of sexual assault and adults with developmental disabilities.  Research demonstrates that child advocacy centers reduce trauma and promote healing for child victims of sexual abuse as well as increase prosecution of offenders.

The Child Advocacy Center serves up to 150 victims each year.

The Child Advocacy Center of West Central Ohio is accredited through the National Children’s Alliance and a member of the Ohio Network of Child Advocacy Centers.

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What we do

The Child Advocacy Center utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to reduce trauma and promote healing for victims of sexual assault.

 

We provide expert forensic interviews, mental health services, medical exams, victim advocacy, and criminal investigation and prosecution of offenders.

Crime Victim Services operates the CAC on behalf of its Executive Committee:

  • Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities

  • Allen County Children Services

  • Allen County Sheriff

  • Allen County Prosecutor

  • Crime Victim Services

  • Lima Memorial Health Systems

  • Lima Police Department

  • SAFY Behavioral Health

  • St. Rita's Medical Center

Location

The Child Advocacy Center Clinic is located at:

Lima Memorial Hospital 
Professional Office Building II

1005 Bellfontaine Ave.
Lima, Ohio  45804

 

The Child Advocacy Center Office is located at:

330 N. Elizabeth Street 
Lima, Ohio 45801 

Office: 419-222-8666

Toll Free: 1-877-867-7273

Click here for a map to the offices.

Psychologist for Children

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out and submit volunteer application form.

Your gift can make an immediate impact on our ability to work with regional partners to support children on their journey to healing.