Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center

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Support, Protect, Advocate

The Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center (WCAC) is a child-focused program of Catholic Social Services in which the county prosecutor’s office, local law enforcement agencies, mental health, medical professionals, and victim advocates work together to conduct forensic interviews and make team decisions about the investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child sexual abuse cases.

WCAC helps minimize the trauma to children and families by offering crisis intervention services, coordinated case management, and emotional support as cases go through the legal system.

The WCAC works with child abuse investigators across all disciplines provide a comprehensive and coordinated response to child abuse. Historically, children were interviewed by numerous professionals in multiple environments and were in the position of having to repeat their experience multiple times. At the Advocacy Center, a highly specialized and trained forensic interviewer conducts interviews of children in a child-friendly environment.

The WCAC is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance (NCA). To learn more about the NCA, visit nationalchildrensalliance.org.

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Assistance and Counseling

The WCAC provides access for children and families to obtain services which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Forensic interviews
  • Crisis counseling
  • Community resource assistance; and
  • Referral services

Contact Us

Anyone seeking counseling or prevention education can call the WCAC at 734.544.2925 or email [email protected].

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.

WCAC Event-Art Expression Support Group

Art Expression Support Group

Open for all clients at the WCAC, including siblings if space is available! Activities include painting, drawing, and other forms of art expression. All supplies will be provided, along with a snack. Caregiver support group will be held at the same time.

In Person at CSSW
6pm - 7pm | On the second Thursday of every month
4924 Packard St., Ypsilanti, MI

Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver Support Group

Free, ongoing support group for non-offending caretakers of victims of sexual abuse. An opportunity to meet other caregivers to share experiences and coping strategies.

In Person at CSSW
6pm - 7pm | On the second Thursday of every month. Paired with Art Expression support group for child.
4924 Packard St., Ypsilanti, MI

On Zoom
7pm - 8pm | On the fourth Wednesday of every month for parents only. Held on Zoom.

For more information, please contact [email protected] / 734-544-2925