American Girl Fashion Shows®
March 23 & 24, 2013
Tickets make a great holiday gift! On sale now at
Birthday packages and souvenirs available on the CAC's website.
Volunteer Information Session
Wed., Feb. 6, 2013
Child Advocacy Center
RSVP to Faith (910)486-9700
Break the Chain of Child Abuse
March 22, 2013
9 a.m. at the Cumberland County Coliseum Agri-Expo Center
Open to the Public, No Charge
TRAININGS AND PRESENTATIONS
SAVE THE DATE
April 23, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Community Child Abuse Conference
John D. Fuller Recreation Center
More info to follow.
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:
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 2012, the Child Advocacy Center served 487 children and their families and, by our coordinating efforts, saved the community an estimated $500,000.
Board of Directors
The Honorable Elizabeth Keever, Chairperson
Linda Braswell, Vice Chairperson
Neil Bergman, Treasurer
Taylor Stephenson, Secretary
The Honorable Laura A. Devan
Tim Edwards, J.D
The Honorable Claire Hill
Debbie Jenkins, DCSW
Bradley J. Loase
Howard Loughlin, M.D.
Buntie Russ, J.D.
J.P. Smith, Sr.
Wendy Vonnegut, Esq.
Belinda Wilkerson, Ed., D., GCDF
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
Jean Harrision, Contract Marketing Specialist
CAC Wish List - Please Help!Thank You!
*Therapy dogs and volunteer handlers
*Washable dry erase markers
*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
Powdered creamer and sugar
Hot and cold drink cups
Gift cards to grocery store or office supply store
Copy paper 8 ˝ X 11
* Items especially needed for our children
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking - We Are Not 4 $ale!
by Roberta Humphries, Executive Director
As you drive around Fayetteville/Cumberland County you may be noticing these billboards and wondering what is Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and why should I care?
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) is the commercial sexual exploitation of American children within United States borders through prostitution, pornography and /or erotic entertainment. It is:
- Child sex slavery
- Prostitution of children
- Demand driven and the product for sale is local (domestic) children
Every night thousands of children walk the street of U.S. cities prostituting themselves, caught up in a vicious cycle of abuse. They come from cities, small towns, and rural areas of every corner of our country. Read more...
by Roberta Humphries, Executive Director
Now is the time to Join Hands with the Child Advocacy Center
For much of 2012, national attention has been focused on the trial and conviction of Jerry Sandusky for sexually assaulting ten boys over a 15-year period. We have all been horrified that someone entrusted with the care of young people could have violated that trust so egregiously. The sad truth is that child molestation occurs daily. Darkness to Light estimates that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18. It is our shared responsibility to protect our children.
Fortunately for our community and thanks to your generosity, the Child Advocacy Center has been here for almost 20 years as a beacon of hope, help and healing for children and their families as they chart the turbulent and difficult waters of disclosure, investigation and prosecution of child abuse. During this past year,
Final American Girl Fashion Show® 2013 Open Model Call
Calling all size 10 girls! The Child Advocacy Center will host the Sixth Annual American Girl Fashion Show® on March 23 & 24, 2013 at the Crown Center Ballroom. Next year's shows will be bigger and better than ever.
Our last open Model Call will be held on:
- Dec. 8 at the Pate Room of the Cumberland County Headquarters Library at 300 Maiden Lane in downtown Fayetteville from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Interested girls and their parents may come to a session anytime between the scheduled hours. Please keep in mind for parking purposes that the Rotary Christmas Parade is downtown this Saturday. The American Girl Fashion Show committee is looking for a diverse group of models who look like the historical dolls and wear size 10. Models will participate in fundraising for the event.
A mandatory parent meeting will be held December 13th, 6:30 pm at the Pate Room of the Cumberland County Headquarters Library at 300 Maiden Lane in downtown Fayetteville.
For more information, please call the Child Advocacy Center at 910-486-9700.
Holiday Cards for sale
The Child Advocacy Center has hand-designed Christmas Cards available for sale. The cards were designed with actual handprints of children that have been served by the CAC. Cards are sold in packs of fifteen for $10. These cards are available at the Child Advocacy Center.
T-Shirts for Sale
Child Advocacy Center T-shirts are available for $10. Sizes available: Youth Medium, Youth Large, Adult Small, Medium, Large, X-large and 2XL. Youth shirts are teal and adult shirts are red. Proceeds benefit the Center's child abuse and prevention programs. Call or stop by the Center to purchase a shirt.
American Girl Fashion Show® Sponsors and Vendors
Interested in supporting a major fundraising event for the Child Advocacy Center, while receiving great benefits?
Check out our sponsor and vendor packages on Our Website.
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.
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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Turn you Grocery Shopping into a Fundraiser for the CAC
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 www.foodlionmvprewards.com, 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.
FREE and EASY ways to raise funds for the Child Advocacy Center
This is going to be the easiest thing we've ever asked you to do!
We recently signed up with GoodSearch.com and now every time you shop online or search the internet, a donation will be made to the Child Advocacy Center. All you have to do is go to http://www.goodsearch.com/?charityid=878942 for the search portion (we get a penny per search) and http://www.goodshop.com/?charityid=878942 for the shopping coupons and a percentage of the purchases comes to the Child Advocacy Center. GoodShop.com works with more than 2500 stores and offers over 100,000 of the most up-to-date coupons and free shipping offers so you can save money at the same time you are helping the Child Advocacy Center. GoodSearch is a Yahoo powered search engine which makes a donation to us each time you do a search. What could be easier? Join us in using these sites to help us raise funds for our mission.
The Kiwanis Club of Fayetteville hosted their an nual Care for Kids Golf Tournament on Sept. 20 with proceeds benefiting the Child Advocacy Center child abuse prevention and intervention programs.
Pictured from L to R: Bruce Brown, Kiwanis Club of Fayetteville; CAC Board Members: J.P. Smith, Taylor Stephenson, Amy Perko; Gary Cooper, Kiwanis Club of Fayetteville.
Golf Tournament Chairmen Bruce Brown and Gary Cooper were recognized and applauded for the incredible tournament held to benefit the CAC at a reception prior to the October CAC Board meeting. They presented a ceremonial check in the amount of $19,145 to the Child Advocacy Center. A very special thank you to the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club members and others who supported the tournament by participating as sponsors, golfers and volunteers. It was a beautiful day in support of the children!
|Pictured L to R:Blue Jean Ball Committee members - Krista Kessler, Elizabeth Humphries, Suzanne Dudley, Michele Macumber (Dorothy) - Committee Chair, Stephanie Wheeler, Jen Ingle (Wicked Witch), Lauren Jenkins, Lauren Fitzgerald. Not pictured: Kelly Harrison, Karen Horne|
Dorothy's house from the Wizard of Oz blew into Highland Country Club on October 6 for the annual Blue Jean Ball and Chair-ity Auction. Visitors walking down the yellow brick road, leading into the Emerald City, had the opportunity to bid on hand-painted and decorated chairs created by local artists along with numerous silent auction packages. Toucan Jam entertained the adults in the ballroom while youth had their own party with a DJ in a separate room. The photo booth was enjoyed by all and created lasting memories of a fun filled night. It takes months of planning and long hours to have a truly successful special event fundraiser and this year's Blue Jean Ball & Chair-ity Auction Committee worked very hard to ensure another successful year for the event. This year's net proceeds were $26,764. Thank you to all the committee members, artists, auction donors and sponsors who made this event a tremendous success! If you are interested in contributing to the 2013 event either as an artist or sponsor please contact the CAC at 910-486-9700.
Holiday Best Wishes The board and staff of the CAC want to express our gratitude to all our volunteers, donors, community partners and friends; and we wish all of you the very happiest of holiday seasons.
And a special thank you to all our individual donors and supporters who help us provide the very best services to the children of our community.
|Congratulations to all three Building Blocks Early Education Centers for earning their Partner in Prevention Seal awarded by Darkness to Light.
They join previous recipients of the Seal, the Child Advocacy Center and Lafayette Baptist Wee Care Preschool Program, in visibly showing our community how important child safety is to their respective organizations. To learn more about the Partner in Prevention program, qualifications, and application process, go to www.D2L.org/partner. To schedule training in Stewards of Children, call the Child Advocacy Center and speak with Faith Boehmer, Prevention/Volunteer Coordinator.
Pictured L to R: Helena Hortman Executive Director Building Blocks, Kim Davis Director Cameron Location, Donna Graveson Director Raeford Road Location, Barbara Snyder Asst. Director Raeford Road Location, Andrea McGillvray Director Hope Mills Location and Faith Boehmer Prevention/Volunteer Coordinator for the CAC.
Child Advocacy Center | PO Box 488 | Fayetteville, North Carolina 28302-0488 | 910-486-9700