Our Mission

To nurture abused and neglected children through collaboration, advocacy, treatment and prevention. 

how we help

We operate as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that relies on donations and grants to provide essential services and programs.

Child Advocacy Center

The Children’s Center is a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center.

We provide a child-friendly centralized location where we bring together the team of professionals needed for a coordinated response to child abuse. All of our services are provided to children free of charge. By providing multiple services at a single location, we reduce trauma for children who have been abused. We provide:

  • Forensic Interviews that give the child a safe place to tell their story
  • Family Advocacy to assist the family every step of the way
  • Medical Exams so the child knows their body is healthy
  • Mental Health Referrals for ongoing healing

Family Visitation Center

The Center provides four family-friendly playrooms and an outside play area to promote quality time between children and parents separated as a result of abuse and neglect. Visitation is essential for a child’s well-being and maintaining family connections has life-long significance for children. Each year, we average 500 supervised foster care visits at The Center.

Anti-Human Trafficking Services

Through our Anti-Human Trafficking Services, we offer risk assessments, awareness events and educational trainings about Human Trafficking to high-risk youth, community groups, and high school students throughout Medina County and beyond.

Additionally, The Medina County Coalition Against Human Trafficking is coordinated by The Children’s Center and includes community partners and concerned individuals who have come together to raise awareness about Human Trafficking. Anyone interested in joining our Coalition is welcome to attend meetings. Please contact HumanTrafficking@MedinaCountyChildrensCenter.org for more information and meeting dates.

As an outreach program of The Coalition, our SOAP Project Teams deliver localized, up-to-date missing children posters and makeup wipes with contact information for the National Human Trafficking Hotline to area hotels.

HOW TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE

If you suspect child abuse or neglect in Medina County, please call the Child Abuse Hotline at 330.661.0800 or 911 if there is immediate danger.

All calls are anonymous and confidential.