Our recognizable blue house with the bright pink door at the top of Mulberry Street is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania is the first stop for children before entering the justice system. Here, in the safety of a comfortable environment, full of childhood comforts, they can speak of the unimaginable.
Often experiencing shame and guilt, these children undeniably need the time, love and special treatment they receive at CAC to repair their broken childhood…and keep it from having a lasting affect on their adulthood.
We can’t change what has already happened,
but we can change what happens next…
In 2014, the CAC/NEPA provided services to 1,448 children, of which 80% were sexual abuse cases, 16% were physical abuse and the remainder were both or serious neglect. In 2014, 64% of those served were girls and 36% were boys. Since opening its doors in 1998, The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania has helped more than 11,000 children and adolescents.
In November 2013, the CAC-NEPA opened the Teen Advocacy Center, a children’s advocacy center with a Teen-Focused Setting. Our Teen Advocacy Center is the first of its kind in the nation, offering teenage victims a cozy reception area as well as a library filled with a wonderful selection of books that are fitting for teenagers. The TAC is located at 316 Wheeler Avenue, just around the corner from our Children’s House.