Voices for Children

Voices for Children Shining a light so all children are empowered, and all families are thriving
Our center serves as a voice and an advocate for children throughout Flint and Genesee County. Our center is the result of a merger of Weiss Child Advocacy Center and Priority Children. Voices for Children Advocacy Center will focus on (1) child victims of child abuse and neglect and their families (including human trafficking), (2) prevention services for children in Genesee County, and (3) advocating for the well-being of the child. Voices for Children Advocacy Center works to intervene the alarming number of children who are victims of abuse by education, empowering, and enlighten the community, school-aged children and parents about prevention factors. Voices for Children leads the community in responding to victims of child abuse violence and works to break the cycle of abuse via prevention, intervention programming and community education. Weiss is dedicated to building healthy relationships and provides a continuum of services for persons of all ages who have been, or are at risk of being, victims of child abuse or neglect. Our agency’s model is grounded in a strength-based, empowerment philosophy and incorporates best practices and evidenced-based strategies. All of our services are completely free to the family. Voices for Children Advocacy Center creates a vital link between community services and victims of child abuse.
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Our key strategies for achieving needed and lasting improvements for our kids are: ASSESSMENT, AWARENESS, ADVOCACY AND ACTION Genesee County is fortunate. No other county in Michigan has an organization like Priority Children. Priority Children is recognized as an informed and unbiased advocate on a broad range of issues that affect the well being of our county’s children and families. Priority Children collaborates with other agencies and organizations to plan and implement needed support, education and system changes for those whose voices might otherwise go unheard.

Mission: Voices for Children Advocacy Center is dedicated to serving the child victims and families of child abuse in Genesee County and enhancing the lives of all children through treatment, education and by increasing community awareness...

Intentional conversation keeps the windows of communication open between you and your kids which increases the likelihoo...
03/11/2020

Intentional conversation keeps the windows of communication open between you and your kids which increases the likelihood of them feeling comfortable coming to you in a crisis.

10/14/2019

The count down is on… only 15 more days until this page is shut down. Like our Voices for Children Advocacy Center page to stay up to date.

10/06/2019

Happy Sunday! Be on the lookout as we are merging our pages to one page. We will be inviting you to like the Voices for Children Advocacy Center page.

This school failed to protect the children.  Talk to your kids and listen to important details about structures and proc...
09/17/2019
The Mama Bear Effect

This school failed to protect the children. Talk to your kids and listen to important details about structures and processes at their school. Be sure to visit the school. Learn about the staff. Help advocate for all kids, especially kids from families who may lack the resources, privilege or supports to be present in the school in-person.

This is blatant child endangerment and enabling of sexual abuse that was 100% preventable.

The gym teacher who has been accused of sexually abusing dozens of elementary students was allowed to LOCK THE DOOR during class - HUGE RED FLAG.

The school allowed a DOOR BELL to be installed so that school staff had to make their presence known before being allowed to enter the gym.

We are absolutely appalled that any school or youth program would allow such a blatant risk of abuse and overuse of power for a supposed teacher, mentor, and guardian of children to hold over children of any age - especially first grade children.

Children deserve to KNOW their bodily rights have those rights PROTECTED in school, this is criminal, and we hope there are charges against the administration that permitted this situation.

This was 100% preventable.

Protective adults matter.

Awareness. Education. Action.

TheMamaBearEffect.org

https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/warren-county/springboro/lawsuit-former-springboro-gym-teacher-facing-sex-charges-locked-doors-and-school-officials-knew-it

CMB Basketball
06/28/2019

CMB Basketball

Another PHENOMENAL camp in the books! I’m extremely proud of the culture that we have created! Thanks to all the campers and parents! Also a huge thank you to all the camp counselors, volunteers, speakers, and sponsors who made this possible! These campers learned a lot about LIFE, HARD WORK, and THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BASKETBALL! #cmb #batesfundamentals #nike #flint #lifeskills #basketball

A special THANK YOU to our sponsors!!!

Flint Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma Program
Safelite AutoGlass
Curtis Accounting & Tax Services, LLC
Stemletics
Little Caesars
Starlite Diner & Coney Island (Flint Michigan)
ELGA Credit Union Flint
Voices for Children
Bates Fundamentals

Thank you ELGA Credit Union for your dedication to the children in our community and for partnering as the 2019 Children...
01/14/2019

Thank you ELGA Credit Union for your dedication to the children in our community and for partnering as the 2019 Children's Champion Award Breakfast presenter of the MDT Award! We appreciate your support!! #ChildrensChampionVoicesCAC

Thank you Yeo & Yeo CPAs for always supporting the children in our community!!
01/08/2019

Thank you Yeo & Yeo CPAs for always supporting the children in our community!!

We are excited to thank Yeo & Yeo CPAs and Business Consultants for their commitment to the 2019 Children's Champion Award Breakfast as the presenter of the Volunteer Engagement to Serve the Youth Award! Thank you for supporting and believing in our cause! #ChildrensChampionVoicesCAC

As 2018 closes we want to thank all of our friends for all you do for the center and the children.  May 2019 bring you h...
12/31/2018

As 2018 closes we want to thank all of our friends for all you do for the center and the children. May 2019 bring you health, prosperity and happiness. Enjoy!

As 2018 closes we want to thank all of our friends for all you do for the center and the children. May 2019 bring you health, prosperity and happiness. Enjoy!

We were so blessed to be a part of this! It's amazing seeing the community come together for the kids! Big shout out to ...
12/22/2018
Snuggle Sacks Holds Free Giving Store for Local Kids

We were so blessed to be a part of this! It's amazing seeing the community come together for the kids! Big shout out to #SnuggleSacks for all their hard work and determination to make this happen!

Snuggle Sacks, based in Fenton, Michigan, is a charity aimed at bringing awareness to homelessness in our communities and provides survival kits to homeless people.

January is #humantraffickingawarenessmonth and the  Genesee County Human Trafficking Task Force invites you to Riverside...
12/18/2018

January is #humantraffickingawarenessmonth and the Genesee County Human Trafficking Task Force invites you to Riverside Tabernacle for a lunch and learn opportunity. Learn the real story of Human Trafficking and what you can do to help.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 30th! Lunch provided.

Voteformiracles.org 12/14 at 12:14p
12/14/2018

Voteformiracles.org 12/14 at 12:14p

Join us for a community voting event today, Friday 12/14, at 12:14pm! We are asking that everyone in the community come together and #VoteForMiracles! 🌟

When: Friday, 12/14 at 12:14pm
Where: Your smartphone, tablet, or computer
What: Vote for Hurley Children's Hospital at www.VoteForMiracles.org!

Voices for Children's cover photo
12/08/2018

Voices for Children's cover photo

Voices for Children
12/08/2018

Voices for Children

11/28/2018
Voices for Children Advocacy Center

#givingtuesday

Help us this Giving Tuesday have the chance to win an additional $2,500 from Rite Aid's KidCents Program Grants. Like, Share, and Comment on our post and consider donating today in honor of Giving Tuesday! Together we can make an impact on the life of abused & neglected children in Genesee County.

Thank you to Pure Bliss Salon & Spa for the video about our services below and all your work to make the Denimn & Diamonds event great! #GivingTuesday #KidCentsThanksForGiving #VCAC

11/28/2018
Voices for Children Advocacy Center

#givingTuesday
Please like and share this post.

Help us this Giving Tuesday have the chance to win an additional $2,500 from Rite Aid's KidCents Program Grants. Like, Share, and Comment on our post and consider donating today in honor of Giving Tuesday! Together we can make an impact on the life of abused & neglected children in Genesee County.

Thank you to Pure Bliss Salon & Spa for the video about our services below and all your work to make the Denimn & Diamonds event great! #GivingTuesday #KidCentsThanksForGiving #VCAC

Voices  for Children Advocacy Center
03/22/2018

Voices for Children Advocacy Center

We are still looking for teams, bands, schools, and other youth organizations to help keep the runners pumped up on the course and cheer them to the finish! Contact [email protected] for a registration sheet or more info!!

Voices for Children's cover photo
02/23/2018

Voices for Children's cover photo

Congratulations to all winning nominees: Vickie Weiss- James T. Dover Outstanding Senior AwardDr. Rebecca Vannest- Roy E...
02/23/2018

Congratulations to all winning nominees:
Vickie Weiss- James T. Dover Outstanding Senior Award
Dr. Rebecca Vannest- Roy E. Peterson Caring Adult Award
Cameron Reaves- Robert E. Weiss Outstanding Youth Award
Jesse Estes-Curbco Vocational Education Award
Olivia Kushuba- Special Opportunities for Children and Youth
Flint Children's Museum- Healthy and Safe Places for Children and Youth
Winston Stoody & Kelly Rodgers- Opprtunities to develop Life Skills for Youth
Pastor Martez Warren/Church Without Walls- Volunteerism Opportunities for Youth or to serve Youth
Grace Olson & Carlee Allard- Bob Emerson

Congratulations to all winning nominees:
Vickie Weiss- James T. Dover Outstanding Senior Award
Dr. Rebecca Vannest- Roy E. Peterson Caring Adult Award
Cameron Reaves- Robert E. Weiss Outstanding Youth Award
Jesse Estes-Curbco Vocational Education Award
Olivia Kushuba- Special Opportunities for Children and Youth
Flint Children's Museum- Healthy and Safe Places for Children and Youth
Winston Stoody & Kelly Rodgers- Opprtunities to develop Life Skills for Youth
Pastor Martez Warren/Church Without Walls- Volunteerism Opportunities for Youth or to serve Youth
Grace Olson & Carlee Allard- Bob Emerson

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather to join us for the Children's Champion Breakfast. Congratulations to all of...
02/10/2018

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather to join us for the Children's Champion Breakfast. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners. A special thank you to Linda Moxam for chairing this amazing breakfast... from every big detail to the smallest she thought about you to ensure you enjoyed the breakfast. ❤️

02/09/2018

Congratulations to Grace Olsen and Carlee Allard for winning the 2018 Bob Emerson Scholarship.

02/09/2018

Congratulations to Vickie Weiss for winning the 2018 James T. Dover Jr. Outstanding Senior Award

02/09/2018

Congratulations to Clifton Turner for winning the the 2018 Crim Fitness Foundation award.

02/09/2018

Congratulations, Dr. Rebecca Vannest for winning the 2018 Roy E. Peterson Caring Adult Award.

02/09/2018

Congratulations, Jesse Estes for winning the Curbco Vocational Education Award and the Curbco Scholarship.

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515 East Street
Flint, MI
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Our agency will continue to serve as the Genesee County Child Advocacy Center, and continue to provide high quality child abuse prevention and intervention services. It is as a direct result of your help and support, as well as the continued support of the community, our dedicated friends, stakeholders, clients, and partners, that this fortuitous partnership is possible.

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We are excited to announce that our previous two agencies have merged. The Weiss Child Advocacy Center, and Priority Children have joined to create Voices for Children Advocacy Center. Our agency will continue to serve as the Genesee County Child Advocacy Center, and continue to provide high quality child abuse prevention and intervention services. It is as a direct result of your help and support, as well as the continued support of the community, our dedicated friends, stakeholders, clients, and partners, that this fortuitous partnership is possible.

Voices for Children looks forward to inviting you to an event formally celebrating the merger in the near future. For now we will continue to expand our capacity and shape our Agency’s identity. Thank you, again, for your continued support of both former organizations, and this new and exciting conglomeration. We are excited for the success we will achieve working together with you, our community, families, and other stakeholders to ensure that all Genesee County children are safe and all families are supported.

Please see our letter announcing the merger attached. Keep reading for helpful information, book recommendations, insight into recent events, and to learn more about the services available at Voices for Children Advocacy Center.

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