CAC Kids

Summer 2012


In This Issue
Sports are fun and rewarding...
Gently Loved Purse Sale
Break the Chain of Child Abuse
Thank You's

Quick Links


Gently Loved Purse Sale

Sat., Aug. 25, 2012

9 a.m. - noon

Proceeds benefit 
Max Abbott Middle School
All sales are first come, first sold.

9:30 - 10:30 silent auction of select purses during regular sale.


Volunteer Information Session

Wed., Sept. 12, 2012

1 - 2 pm

Child Advocacy Center

RSVP to Faith Boehmer 

(910) 486-9700


Kiwanis Club of Fayetteville

Care for Kids

Golf Tournament

Thu., Sept. 20, 2012

 to benefit the CAC

Cypress Lakes Golf Course

Must pre-register to participate


6th Annual Blue Jean Ball & Chair-ity Auction 

Sat., Oct. 6, 2012

Highland Country Club

Fun, multi-generational evening for parents and grandparents to enjoy with their children.

Youth party w/DJ and photo booth & separate adult party with silent auction and live band. Tickets on sale soon at 


Darkness to Light-Stewards of Children

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

Internet Safety 101

These programs are appropriate for adults and can be scheduled for your group by contacting Faith Boehmer (910) 486-9700


Event information is updated regularly on the CAC website: CAC Events



What We Do

Our Vision: A Community where children live in a safe and nurturing environment free from sexual and physical abuse.



Our Mission: Joining hands with community partners, we provide a safe and child friendly Center that supports the prevention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse.



During FY 2011, the Child Advocacy Center served 595 children and their families and, by our coordinating efforts, saved the community an estimated $600,000.



Board of Directors

The Honorable Elizabeth Keever, Chairperson 

Linda Braswell, Vice Chairperson

Neil Bergman, Treasurer

Taylor Stephenson, Secretary

Julia Adkins

Kenneth Barefoot

Marcus Cox

Marge Dederick

The Honorable Laura A. Devan

Kensley Edge

Tim Edwards, J.D

Melanie Erwin

The Honorable Claire Hill

Debbie Jenkins, DCSW

Lucy Jones

Bradley J. Loase

Howard Loughlin, M.D.

Michael Nagowski

Angela Neal

Amy Perko

Deanne Robinson-Blue

Buntie Russ, J.D.

J.P. Smith, Sr.

Wendy Vonnegut, Esq.

Belinda Wilkerson, Ed., D., GCDF

Rosemary Zimmerman 




Roberta Humphries, Executive Director

Jackie Davis, Case Data / Financial Manager
Sharon Koonce, Victim/Family Advocate

Faith Boehmer, Volunteer Coordinator

Jan Rogers, Forensic Interviewer/ Child Assessment Specialist

Renee Pridgen, Program Assistant

Nickie Miller, Contract Prevention Specialist

Jean Harrision, Contract Marketing Specialist




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CAC Wish List - Please Help!Thank You!  

*Therapy dogs and volunteer handlers

*Washable dry erase markers

*Bottled water

*Juice boxes

*Individually wrapped snack items for children

*Travel size hygiene items

*Comfort items - new teddy bears, dolls, etc.

*Children's magazines, coloring books, crayons, chalk

*Paper rolls for easel

*Children's DVDs or WII Games

*Nintendo hand held video game

Canned soda

Powdered creamer and sugar


Hot and cold drink cups

Paper plates

Gift cards to grocery store or office supply store

Copy paper 8 X 11

* Items especially needed for our children



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Sports are fun and rewarding; make sure they are also safe.

By Roberta Humphries

Executive Director, Child Advocacy Center


Organized youth sports programs are one of the greatest resources available for instilling valuable life skills in young people of all ages. But choosing the right program for your child can be very complicated for many reasons. Children deserve to be in a program that is fun, safe and rewarding and meets their needs and interest. One thing parents must consider when choosing a program for their child is whether a child sexual abuse prevention policy is in place and how it is enforced.


Recently we have seen too often disturbing reminders that youth sports are not immune from child predators. No matter how much we like to believe we can pick these people out, most child predators fit into the community masquerading as concerned and caring people.


Ninety percent of the time children are sexually abused by someone they know and   Read more... 



 Blue Hands  

 Break the Chain of Child Abuse

By Roberta Humphries, Executive Director



On March 23 more than 400 children and adults gathered at the Charlie Rose Agri-Expo Center to "kick off" April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The purpose of the event was to focus the students' and community members' attention on the importance of reporting and preventing child abuse. This annual event culminated with the entire audience linking together paper chains around the auditorium. Led by NC Senator Wesley Meredith, the chain was torn apart symbolizing "breaking the chain of child abuse". Read more

Wesley Meredith
NC Senator Wesley Meredith leads the "breaking of the chain of child abuse"

During the event the Champion for Children awards were presented to the following individuals and groups:

Rosemary Zimmerman
Volunteer Award Winner - Mrs. Rosemary Zimmerman
Howard Loughlin
Professional Award Winner - Dr. Howard Loughlin
Lafayette Baptist Church
Group Award Winner - Lafayette Baptist Church


NC State Employees Combined and the Combined Federal Campaign   

The CAC will participate in both the SECC and CFC. Our SECC number is 1807 and our CFC number is 37137. We are very grateful for your designations. 


CAC Organization Endowment Fund

The Board of Directors of the Child Advocacy Center has created an Organization Endowment at the Cumberland Community Foundation.  Show your lasting support of the Child Advocacy Center by contributing to the Child Advocacy Center Endowment.

Donations to the Endowment Fund may be sent directly to the Cumberland Community Foundation for the Child Advocacy Center Endowment.


Speakers' Bureau

As you plan your year of speakers for civic, faith and community organizations, don't forget the CAC has a group of volunteers who are eager to speak on the problem of child abuse and what individuals can do to prevent and stop it. Please call the center at 486-9700 to schedule a speaker.


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Two FREE and EASY ways to raise funds for the Child Advocacy Center

  1. Register your Food Lion MVP card to support the Child Advocacy Center and get a chance to win free groceries every time you shop!  Food Lion's program, MVP Community Rewards, is a free, easy way for you to provide the CAC with much-needed donations. To learn more and sign up, visit, click on "Shoppers Register Here," and enter your 12-digit MVP card number and our Organization Code 252043.  All supporters must register, even if you have previously registered for other programs.
  2. Sign up with and support the Child Advocacy Center every time you shop online or search the Internet. Go to for the search portion (we get a penny per search) and  for the shopping coupons and a percentage of the purchases comes to the Child Advocacy Center. 

2012 Corp Benefactors

Thank you to the following individuals and groups that collected items for the children over the past three months, made comfort bags filled with school supplies, hygiene items and other goodies and made comfort blankets: Alexis McCloud, Nickie Miller, Building Blocks Early Education Center, Junior League of Fayetteville, Women of AT&T Triangle Chapter, and Leadership Fayetteville.  


Thank you to the Junior League of Fayetteville and Kohl's store employees for volunteering at the April Child Abuse Conference and at Fun Spot for Kids;  Dakota Oligario and Seth Storey for choosing the CAC and child abuse prevention for their Eagle Scout projects;

and Danesha Turner for choosing the CAC and child abuse prevention for her senior project at Massey Hill Classical HS. A very special thank you also goes to Kensley Strickland, Paige Long, and Kaylee Orr, the models who won first, second and third place, respectively, in the model sponsor contest.

Pictured above is featured speaker and author Erin Merryn with Kohl's volunteers at the "It Takes a Community to Protect a Child" child abuse conference.


Women of AT&T-Triangle Chapter present a check to Roberta Humphries, Executive Director of the CAC. L to R: Dionna Humphries, Fran Rogers, Deborah Nacca and Johnniecia Lee and Roberta Humphries


Seth Storey
Eagle Scout Seth Storey cuts the ribbon to the CAC Pinwheel Garden with (L to R) Cumberland County Commissioner Kenneth Edge, The Honorable Elizabeth Keever, CAC Board Chair and Mayor of Fayetteville Tony Chavonne


Danesha Turner
Danesha Turner presents a signed banner from the students at Massey Hill Classical High School to the Child Advocacy Center.


AGFS Committee
Pictured front row: AGFS co-chairs Cindy Huguley, Carol Jones, Julia Adkins and CAC board member Judge Claire Hill. Back row: Judge Beth Keever, CAC Board Chair, Neil Bergman, CAC Board Treasurer


Kensley Strickland
Pictured are First Place Model Sponsor Contest Winner Kensley Strickland with her mom, Robbie Strickland.

 And thank you to all our individual donors and supporters who help us provide the very best services to the children of our community.

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