Restoring Lives, Together

What Is a Child Advocacy Center?

Before CACs, child survivors of abuse were moved from agency to agency and endured multiple interviews in different settings, potentially causing further trauma. A child advocacy center (CAC) turns this model upside down by providing a single safe, child-friendly facility where child protection, criminal justice, and child treatment professionals work together to investigate abuse, hold offenders accountable, and help children heal. Once a referral is made through Child Protective Services and/or law enforcement, the CAC warmly welcomes the child and family to begin their path to healing.

What Is a Family Support Center?

In West Virginia, FSCs provide an array of services and assistance to families in their communities. Our FSC program provides free, guided supervised visitation and safe exchange services, youth and caregiver support groups, food pantry, clothing and emergency needs closets access, and much more.


About Child Protect of Mercer County

Child Protect of Mercer County, Inc. is a victim services provider for children and families affected by abuse in Mercer County, West Virginia. Since opening our doors in 2001, we have served more than 5,000 children. Our staff:

  • conducts forensic interviews
  • provides family advocacy and crisis intervention services
  • provides trauma-focused mental health therapy for children, youth, and adults
  • provides on-site medical treatment and assessment
  • provides guided supervised visitation and safe exchange services
  • provides on-site food pantry, clothing and basic needs closets
  • provides youth and caregiver support groups
  • conducts child abuse prevention education and programming

All of our services are aimed at reducing trauma so that children and families may begin the healing process. Child Protect of Mercer County, Inc.’s services are free of charge to every client.

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Our Team Sets Us Apart

Child Protect of Mercer County, Inc.’s staff of experienced professionals is dedicated to helping children heal from abuse in Mercer County. We are equally supported by our Board of Directors — volunteers who are committed to our mission and bring a variety of vital professional expertise and experience to the organization.

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Join Us in Our Mission

We are always looking for passionate individuals who feel strongly about ending the cycle of abuse and helping child survivors of abuse begin their path of healing. Join us in our mission of creating a safer state for our children.

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