You can help!
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara depends on the generosity of individuals and organizations committed to protecting and supporting children. Donations to the Center assure that our facility is child-friendly with developmentally appropriate toys and games, comfort items, decor and healthy snacks all designed to reduce a child’s stress. No child or family ever pays for counseling, support or other services at the Center.
We have an AMAZON Wish List with items updated regularly that we need for our Center. Please consider purchasing an item off our Wishlist. It is an easy way to get items shipped directly to us. You can visit our AMAZON Wishlist here.
To make a secure tax deductible gift to the Center online using MasterCard, Visa or Discover, please click here. In the section marked “donation or event” just put CAC.
You can make your donation in honor or memory of someone. It is a wonderful and unique way to acknowledge a birthday or other special occasion, or to remember a loved one. Please be sure to notify us at (716)285-0045 in order to assure notification consistent with your wishes.
Donations by check should be made payable to NFMMC Foundation/CAC and mailed to: The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, 533 Tenth Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301.
Donate comfort items.
Snacks and comfort items – a toy, a stuffed animal, a blanket – help make children at the Child Advocacy Center more comfortable, reducing their stress. Donation of a new stuffed animal, child-size water bottles and pre-packaged healthy snacks are a small way to make a big difference for a child.
Or donate items for a “care pack”. Backpacks are provided to female and male youth who are homeless or otherwise at-risk for trafficking. Toiletries, blankets, journals, adult coloring books, snacks, and blankets and are helpful.
Adopt a CAC family for the holidays.
Help to brighten the holiday season by adopting a family or child at the Child Advocacy Center. Call the Center at 716-285-0045 for more details.
Request a speaker or training program.
The Child Advocacy Center staff provide community education and professional training on a wide variety of issues related to child safety and trauma. We will present to groups large and small. Programs are offered as a service of the Child Advocacy Center and no fee is charged.
Stewards of Children is a national evidence-informed program for adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Trained facilitators offer practical information in a format that combines in-person teaching and video recordings featuring survivor testimony. Whether you work with youth, are a parent, or are a concerned community resident, it is highly likely that someone you know and care about has experienced – or is currently experiencing – child sexual abuse. For more information, go to Darkness to Light. To request a presentation, please call (716) 285-0045. The Stewards of Children program is made possible in Niagara County through support from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the Niagara Area Foundation.
Love 146 Not A #Number is an interactive, five-module prevention curriculum designed to teach youth how to protect themselves from human trafficking and exploitation through information, critical thinking, and skill development for youth ages 12 – 18. For more information call (716) 285-0045.
The Family Violence Intervention Project Speakers Bureau consists of professionals from across Niagara County, New York who bring extensive knowledge and expertise on a wide variety of topics regarding family violence. Presentation formats are flexible and can be adjusted to meet your scheduling constraints and training needs. Programs are free and can be provided on your premises or at an alternative location. Sample topics include: the dynamics of domestic violence,; dating violence; child abuse identification and reporting; and therapeutic issues for victims of child abuse and child witnesses of domestic violence.
For more information about any of these education and training opportunities, call the Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Child Advocacy Center at (716) 285-0045.
Host a fundraiser.
The Child Advocacy Center is grateful for the support of individuals and organizations in our community who want to conduct their own fundraising activities to benefit the Center and the children we serve. Successful third-party fundraisers can include bake sales, basket auctions, golf tournaments, car shows, dress-down days and so much more.
Third party fundraisers are a wonderful way to educate people in your family, workplace, or community about child safety while raising funds to make a difference. We do ask that you contact the Child Advocacy Center as you plan your event and before using our name or logo. We have materials that can assist you. Just contact the Child Advocacy Center at (716) 285-0045. We greatly appreciate your support!