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A collaborative approach to child maltreatment

Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center

The Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center, located within Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Neenah Community Services, brings together a specially trained team of professionals to investigate cases of child maltreatment. The CAC is a child-focused location that provides comprehensive services in the form of specialized medical exams, forensic interviews, advocacy services and health screenings for children in out of home placements. Through extensive services, the CAC enables children and their families to heal from abuse and advocates for safe and secure living environments.

The Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center is a member of National Children’s Alliance, the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers. 

How to give

Whether you make a donation, support an event or give your time, your investment in Children's Hospital is critical in helping us serve kids and families, making an impact across many lifetimes. Thank you for helping us provide the best to kids.

Your donations can make a child’s experience at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin even better. A popular option is to donate new, unused toys, making our kids’ stays more comfortable, helping them heal. For more information refer to our Wish List.

If you have questions, we encourage you to email amatthews@chw.org or call (920) 969-7930.

Dropping off your gift

Gifts may be dropped off at the front desk of the Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center. Please put a note on your bag or box indicating that the donation is for the Fox Valley CAC. If you anticipate delivering more than two bags or boxes, please call (920) 969-7930 in advance so we are prepared to accept your donation.

Become a volunteer

Opportunities

Volunteers actively engage with children of all ages in the FVCAC waiting room. Games, books, crafts, and toys are available to help keep children entertained until they can be seen for their appointment. When needs have been met in the waiting room, volunteers help to support other valuable tasks as determined by staff.

Through volunteering at the FVCAC, volunteers will gain experience in supervising a diverse population of children. Volunteers will also benefit from observation of staff at the FVCAC and help to support pertinent tasks for the clinic.

Commitment

Volunteers must complete a three hour training session and at least one two-hour shift weekly. Volunteers must also commit to six months or agree to requirements of the affiliated school program.

Child Advocacy Center volunteers must be:

  • In the community
  • Comfortable supervising children of all ages, from birth to age 18
  • Independent and able to take initiative
  • Actively engaged with patients in waiting area
  • Willing to perform office tasks with little direction

Educational opportunities

Medical and social work student opportunities are available. Please contact (920) 969-7930 for more information.

 

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If you suspect abuse

Please call your county child protective services agency or local law enforcement to make a report.

Making an appointment

Referrals to the Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center must be made through Child Protective Services, law enforcement or physician prior to scheduling an appointment.

For more information

If you have additional questions about community resources, support services, or referral process when there are concerns for abuse please call (920) 969-7930 to speak with an advocate at the Fox Valley CAC.