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Voices for Children Advocacy Center

Voices  for Children Advocacy Center We are dedicated to serving the child victims and families of child abuse in Genesee and Shiawassee Counties and enhancing the lives of all children through treatment, education, and by increasing community awareness.

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.

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.

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Safe sleep saves lives by helping to prevent SIDS related deaths. Here are some guidelines to follow to ensure the safet...
05/13/2022

Safe sleep saves lives by helping to prevent SIDS related deaths. Here are some guidelines to follow to ensure the safety of your baby when being put down for bed. It's as easy as ABC; Alone, on Back, in a Crib.

#safesleep #prevention #voicesforchildren #voicesforcac #safesleepforbabies

Happy Nurses Day to all those who give their time to helping others in need. We want to thank our partners in the health...
05/12/2022

Happy Nurses Day to all those who give their time to helping others in need. We want to thank our partners in the health care system for helping keep kids and families safe and healthy. Your hard work is not unnoticed and we all appreciate you. Thank you!

#nursesday #voicesforchildren #thankyou #internationalnursesday

05/11/2022
This Saturday we will be participating in the Genesee County Crime Victims Resource Fair. We will be at Berston Field Ho...
05/10/2022

This Saturday we will be participating in the Genesee County Crime Victims Resource Fair. We will be at Berston Field House from 11am-2pm provided information to community members. This event will be a great opportunity for community members to learn about all the different agencies in Genesee County that are committed to helping victims of crime, as well as their loved ones. Stop by if you have the time to learn about resources in the community.

If you are interested in serving children in the foster care system, sign up for our Court Appointed Special Advocate In...
05/09/2022

If you are interested in serving children in the foster care system, sign up for our Court Appointed Special Advocate Informational Session. We will be holding this session on May 12th, 2022 from 11am-12pm. The link to register is below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oduisrjgoEt1gHdlzxF9T0QbUPUxiUUwE

#voicesforchildren #voicesforcac #courtappointedspecialadvocate #CASA

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there. Mom's come in all different shapes and sizes and although some family dyn...
05/08/2022

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there. Mom's come in all different shapes and sizes and although some family dynamics may be different than our "traditional" way, all mother figures are just as important, valued, and loved. Thank you to all moms, grandmothers, parents, and guardians for being support for your children 🤍

This month we wanted to feature a book that highlighted mothers and their significant role in our lives, as Mothers Day ...
05/06/2022

This month we wanted to feature a book that highlighted mothers and their significant role in our lives, as Mothers Day is this weekend. Me & Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera celebrates the bond between a mother and daughter. The book goes over all the small things in life we enjoy doing with our moms, even after we have grown up. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman and A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza highlight finding your family, even if they might be different from you. Families all look different but they are all just as valid and important. We are celebrating all family dynamics and saying thank you to all the parents for their special roles in young kids lives.

Go to our library to find these books, and others that you might be interested in checking out! https://www.librarycat.org/lib/voicesforchildren

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year, millions of people are faced with mental health challenges. Whether you...
05/05/2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year, millions of people are faced with mental health challenges. Whether you experience mental health challenges, or others in your lives are experiencing mental health challenges, you are never alone. Make space for yourself to heal, and, if you have the capacity, allow yourself to be a safe space for others. Anyone you encounter may be going through something; no matter their age, gender, race, culture, religion. Take a moment, or many moments, this month to spread awareness on mental health. ❤

#voicesforchildren #voicesforcac #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #mentalhealthmatters

May is National Foster Care Month! We want to take time out of this month to recognize all the families and professional...
05/04/2022

May is National Foster Care Month! We want to take time out of this month to recognize all the families and professionals in Genesee County who are helping children and youth in foster care find their permanent homes. Thank you to the families, volunteers, and workers dedicated to children and youth in foster care!

If you are looking for a way that you can help, join us on May 12th from 11am-12pm to learn more about what a Court Appointed Special Advocate can do to help change a child's story. Register by using the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oduisrjgoEt1gHdlzxF9T0QbUPUxiUUwE

#voicesforchildren #voicesforcac #fostercaremonth #thankyou #courtappointedspecialadvocate #CASA

Today is National Teachers Day, and this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to give a big thank you to ...
05/03/2022

Today is National Teachers Day, and this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to give a big thank you to all the teachers who are dedicated to teaching, guiding, supporting, and inspiring the youth. Thank you all for the work you do and the impacts you make in children's lives ❤

#voicesforchildren #voicesforcac #happyteacherday #nationalteacherday #teacherappreciation #thankyou

04/29/2022

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. We asked some of MDT leaders to share with you their passion behind the work they do. Thank you MDT for all the amazing work you do to protect and provide justice for children. #voices4prevention #voicesforchildren

Finley Chevrier, another winner from the 3rd Grade category, created this artwork for the Child Abuse Prevention Youth A...
04/29/2022

Finley Chevrier, another winner from the 3rd Grade category, created this artwork for the Child Abuse Prevention Youth Art Campaign. Thank you for participating and congratulations!

#youthartcampaign #CAPmonth #voicesforchildren #voicesforcac

Today is Superhero Day! As some of you may know, every year we have a Superhero Run! By simply registering to attend, yo...
04/28/2022

Today is Superhero Day! As some of you may know, every year we have a Superhero Run! By simply registering to attend, you are directly helping survivors of human trafficking, child abuse, and neglect. All funds raised during this event go directly toward providing hope, help, and healing for these survivors and their families. So, grab your capes, costumes, and rings of power and save the date for September 17th, 2022 to support survivors! 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️
Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Flint/FlintSuperhero

#superherorun22 #voicesforchildren #superheroday #beasuperheroforchildren #savethedate

Today is Denim Day. The tradition of wearing denim on the last Wednesday in April was started in 1999 to combat victim b...
04/27/2022

Today is Denim Day. The tradition of wearing denim on the last Wednesday in April was started in 1999 to combat victim blaming and education to others following an act of sexual assault to a young woman. Wear all your denim pieces today to show your support in raising awareness on sexual assault.

#voicesforchildren #voicesforcac #denimday #sexualassaultawareness

Join us in 3 days, on April 28th 2022 from 6pm-7pm to learn how you can make a difference in a child's life. Our Court A...
04/25/2022

Join us in 3 days, on April 28th 2022 from 6pm-7pm to learn how you can make a difference in a child's life. Our Court Appointed Special Advocates work to change the stories of children in foster care, and you can do the same! Learn more by registering below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqcuuorTgvGNafk2Epm33jLtMweeKEjASe

#CASA #courtappointedspecialadvocate #voicesforchildren #voicesforcac

Happy Earth Day. Take steps today and every day toward the health of our planet!
04/22/2022

Happy Earth Day. Take steps today and every day toward the health of our planet!

Kenedee Thompson, a winner from the 2nd Grade category, created this beautiful piece of art for the Child Abuse Preventi...
04/22/2022

Kenedee Thompson, a winner from the 2nd Grade category, created this beautiful piece of art for the Child Abuse Prevention Art Campaign. Thank you Kenedee for participating in this campaign and congratulations!

#youthartcampaign #voicesforchildren #voicesforcac #CAPmonth

What you should know about child abuse prevention is to look for signs in the children in your life, always report if yo...
04/21/2022

What you should know about child abuse prevention is to look for signs in the children in your life, always report if you see something that concerns you, and talking to kids so you are an approachable person in their lives.

#voicesforchildren #voicesforcac #childabuseprevention #CAPmonth

04/20/2022

Grateful to have Congressman Dan Kildee, Genesee County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Swanson, and Prosecutor David Leyton here to discuss child abuse and child human trafficking in our community. We want to ensure that we have the best investigations, justice, and services for children. #Voices4Prevention
#CAPMonth

Infant safe sleep is very important, and very easy to do. Download this checklist for you or anyone you know to look ove...
04/20/2022

Infant safe sleep is very important, and very easy to do. Download this checklist for you or anyone you know to look over when putting a baby down for bed.

#voicesforchildren #voicesforcac #safesleepforbabies #safesleep #SIDSawareness

Not sure how to tell if there is a child in your life that has experienced abuse or neglect? Here is a list of different...
04/19/2022

Not sure how to tell if there is a child in your life that has experienced abuse or neglect? Here is a list of different signs of abuse and neglect.

#voicesforchildren #voicesforcac #childabuseprevention #CAPmonth #wearblue

Happy Easter everybody! Enjoy the day 🐰❤
04/17/2022

Happy Easter everybody! Enjoy the day 🐰❤

Eleanor Waggoner another finalist for the Child Abuse Prevention Youth Art Campaign. Eleanor did an amazing job on this ...
04/15/2022

Eleanor Waggoner another finalist for the Child Abuse Prevention Youth Art Campaign. Eleanor did an amazing job on this project. Congratulations!

#CAPMONTH #childabuseprevention #WearBlue #Voicesforchildren #wewearblueforchildabuseprevention #voicesforcac

Address

515 S East St
Flint, MI
48503

General information

Our Center works in conjunction with many other entities such as law enforcement and the Department of Health and Human Services. The organization has a direct impact on society’s ability to prosecute and punish child abusers. Local law enforcement representatives say that the current system improves chances of conviction by at least 50%. The Center saves children’s lives. Although the system continually tries to protect them, children do literally die of abuse and neglect. However, life for an abused child can be a fate almost worse than death. Children who are shuttled from one home to another, separated from parents and siblings, lost in the child welfare maze, do not become healthy, well-adjusted, well-educated and successful adults. Instead, they have a disturbingly high incidence of depression, su***de, unwanted pregnancy, unemployment, and welfare dependence. Ultimately, many of them repeat the cycle and abuse their own children because they have never known anything different. The Center throws a monkey wrench into that cycle of abuse. Their caring and compassionate intervention can stabilize children long enough for them to begin healing. They can truly help victims of child abuse become children again. In the process, their support helps parents learn new patterns of behavior, and new ways to cope with the frustrations that are often a precursor to abuse.

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(810) 238-3333

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Hannah is enjoying a fun evening at the Voices for Children Advocacy Center Wine & Cheese Event in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month 2022! SafeCenter is so thankful for the amazing partnership we have with this incredible agency that serves kiddos in Shiawassee and Genesee Counties. Both Ellen and Claudnyse, as well as their staff and volunteers, make a huge impact in the lives of local children and families every day! 💙💙
“STOPPING SUGAR DADDIES” WNEM TV5 - DAVID CUSTER ******11pm EST Tonight******* David Custer provides the real story on SEXTORTION and our continuous fight in Genesee County - and across the State of Michigan, to protect our community and the most vulnerable. Tonight at 11pm EST on WNEMTV5news National Sheriffs' Association Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office Chippewa County Sheriff's Office Michigan Sheriffs' Association Voices for Children Advocacy Center Whaley Children's Center
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Voices for Children Advocacy Center President and CEO Nyse Holloman says one in ten children will be victims of child abuse in their lifetime. But she says if Wyatt's Law is passed, it can and will help reduce that number and create communities where child abuse is completely eliminated and eradicated. Read more here: https://nbc25news.com/news/local/voices-for-children-says-wyatts-law-gives-parents-caregivers-more-power-to-protect-kids
Great to visit the Voices for Children Advocacy Center in Flint to discuss actions Congress is taking to ensure our kids are safe and prevent child abuse. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and as a former social worker, I'm always fighting to protect our most vulnerable.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States. 1 in 4 kids in Genesee & Shiawasee County is the victim of abuse, neglect, or human trafficking. Plant your pinwheel garden to bring awareness. Want to know how you can help prevent abuse? Check out voicesforcac.org to learn more about trainings in sexual abuse prevention, safe sleep, infant safety, and keeping children safe on line from the prevention team at Voices for Children Advocacy Center Shiawassee or Voices for Children Advocacy Center Genesee. #CTFPinwheels #CAPMonth Thank you Michigan Children's Trust Fund, AF Group, Blue Cross Complete of Michigan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. ELGA Credit Union associates showed up wearing Blue for Genesee County's Wear Blue Days. ELGA CU is a proud supporter of the Voices for Children Advocacy Center. 💙💙💙 Check out voicesforcac.org to learn how you can make a difference for the children around you. "What is child abuse? Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. There are many forms of child maltreatment, including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation and emotional abuse." #ELGAismyCU #GCwearsblue #wewearblueforchildabuseprevention #CAPmonth #voicesforchildren #voicesforcac #wearblue
We wear blue today and tomorrow to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month 💙 Voices for Children Advocacy Center, Ennis Center for Children Inc., Whaley Children's Center, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint #WearBlueDay #paintourtownblue2022
#voicesforchildren #voicesforcac #wearblue Voices for Children Advocacy Center
The Mott Foundation building will be illuminated in blue April 7 and 8 in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the local Paint the Town Blue campaign. The latter is a collaboration among Voices for Children Advocacy Center, Whaley Children's Center, Ennis Center for Children, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint. Together these organizations are making a difference for the children in our community. National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of communities working together to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect. To learn more about available resources, visit https://bit.ly/Child-Abuse-Prevention-Month.
In addition to it being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it is also Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month and here at SafeCenter, we are proudly displaying our blue pinwheels to show our support of our local Child Advocacy Centers! We are so thankful for our incredible partnership with both The Voice for Clinton County's Children and Voices for Children Advocacy Center! What these organizations provide to our community and to children, specifically, is invaluable and we are grateful for the hard work they do everyday to promote safety and trauma-informed support to victims/survivors! 💙💜
In honor of National Volunteer Month, our League would like to send out a huge thank you to the following organizations: Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, Carriage Town Ministries Center of Hope, Ele's Place - Greater Flint & Genesee County , Ennis Center for Children Inc. Flint Women's Forum, Foster Closet of Michigan - Genesee County Branch, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, North End Soup Kitchen, REACH & Traverse Place, Sloan Museum, The Disability Network, Voices for Children Advocacy Center, and YWCA of Greater Flint. Through our collaboration, we have been able to make even more of an impact on the Flint community, and we are so grateful for your partnership. #JLBetterTogether #JuniorLeague #jlflint