Empowering children. Restoring hope. Ending abuse.
The Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center ensures guidance, protection, and help to children and families affected by abuse.
We Help, Guide, and Protect Abused Children and their Families.
CACs support and coordinate the efforts of a team of professionals consisting of:
In the neutral setting of the CAC, team members can collaborate on strategies that will aid investigators and prosecutors without causing further harm to the victim. This innovative, multidisciplinary approach significantly increases the likelihood of a successful outcome in court and long-term healing for the child.
Who We Are:
The Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center works every day to bring justice, hope, and healing to children who are victims of abuse. As a nationally-accredited child advocacy center, we promote a coordinated response that is compassionate and efficient and puts the needs of children first. Our staff of experienced professionals are dedicated to helping children heal from abuse in Monongalia County. MEET OUR TEAM
What We Do:
Every year, children and families come to the MCCAC in the aftermath of an allegation of abuse or a violent crime. For some, the path to healing is clear, and for others, the obstacles may seem insurmountable. Regardless of their trauma, their level of need, or their ability to pay, the MCCAC is here to help. SEE OUR RESULTS
Be One with Courage.
One with Courage, a national campaign proudly offered by the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network and MCCAC, focuses on the courage it takes to talk about child abuse. You can help — learn the signs, share this information, and be the One with Courage to make a difference.
Child sexual abuse is a crime of secrecy, which tragically breeds within our communities because it’s difficult to talk about. That’s why conversation is the most effective tool we have to eradicate child abuse. You can be the One with Courage to inspire others to talk openly about it.
Questions and Interviews
The knowledgeable and experienced staff of the MCCAC can be a valuable resource for stories covering child abuse intervention, prevention and advocacy. For questions related to these important issues or to request an interview with one of our valued staff please contact Dr. Capage at 304-589-0344.
If you suspect a child under the age of 18 is being abused or neglected, or is at risk for abuse or neglect, you should make a report to DHHR’s Centralized Intake by calling 1-800-352-6513, and contacting your local law enforcement agency.
If this is an emergency, please call 911.
If you have questions, always feel free to contact us. CONTACT US