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Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin applauds State Joint Finance Committee’s support for children and families impacted by abuse

May 07, 2015

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, which manages seven child advocacy centers in Wisconsin – Kenosha County Child Advocacy Center in Kenosha, Racine County Child Advocacy Center in Racine, Child Protection Center in Milwaukee, Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center in Neenah, Child Advocacy Center of North Central Wisconsin in Wausau, Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center in Eau Claire, Walworth County Child Advocacy Center in Elkhorn – applauds the co-chairs of Joint Finance Committee Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) and Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) for their leadership and making child advocacy centers (CACs) a priority for this budget. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was pleased to work in partnership with the co-chairs, Attorney General Brad Schimmel, Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield), Senator Luther Olsen (R-Ripon), Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), Representatives Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton), and Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield).
"The work at the child advocacy centers -- taking care of the medical, social and legal needs of child victims of abuse, neglect and sexual assault -- is critical" said Connie Klick, director of child advocacy centers for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. The centers are the exact kind of public/private partnership that works in the best interest of the kids and families in Wisconsin. We thank all members of the Joint Finance Committee for their support of the existing grants to all the child advocacy centers in the state."

About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked No. 4 in the nation by Parents magazine and ranked in all 10 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals report. Children’s provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2013, Children’s invested more than $105 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children’s achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at
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