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Welcome to the Children's Assessment Center


Hear our story by watching our video, "The Courage of One."

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Join us for our 7th Annual Stop the Hurt . . . Begin the Healing Luncheon


In the News

Children's Assessment Center Empowers Sexually-Abused Children, Empowers Them to Heal, from The Grand Rapids Press, Sunday, January 19, 2014

View "Stand Up, Step Forward," a PSA created by National Children's Alliance

Local Grand Rapids artist Karisa Wilson, a friend of the Center, has written and recorded a song to celebrate our 20th anniversary.  We invite you to listen to "The Courage of One" and "I'll Stand By You."

Who is the little girl in the yellow dress?

She is a story of hope.

Her story began in 1992 when Chief of Police Bill Hegarty saw her sitting in his police station with tear-stained cheeks.  She was scared and out of place.  She was a child of sexual abuse.  And because of her story, hope has been restored to thousands of children.

Children's Assessment Center was created because of the little girl in the yellow dress.  It's a place where there is no fear.  A place to be heard, to heal, to halt the cycle of abuse.  And it's a place where a child can find a happy and empowered future.

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