April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. In an effort to raise awareness of the issue of child abuse and to raise funds for victims, the Tulalip Tribes Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and the Tulalip Foundation are asking for your support. The CAC serves children who have been victims of or witnesses to a crime, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, or severe neglect. Our goal is to streamline the investigative and prosecution process of child abuse cases in a victim-centered, trauma-informed way. We do this by supporting children and their non-offending caregivers as they navigate the legal system; collaborating with agencies who may be involved in the case, such as police, courts, and child welfare; and connecting children with needed services such as counseling and advocacy.
When child abuse occurs, it can destabilize the victim’s routine and environment. The child may need to move to a new home without their possessions, or caregivers may experience a financial burden after taking in a child who has been a victim of crime. It is extremely important that the CAC be able to provide financial support to these families, in order to lessen the immediate and long-term impacts of the crime that has occurred. Financial assistance may include meeting essential needs such as food, clothing, hygiene items, and gas. A family may also need car seats, child care, or transitional housing assistance. In order to offer the most comprehensive, flexible services possible, the CAC needs your help to continue to assist child victims of crime and their non-offending families.
100% of your donation will go toward meeting the essential needs of children who have been victims of crime.