Friends of Washoe County Child Advocacy Center supports the Washoe County Child Advocacy Center which, working in a multidisciplinary team, ensures the health and safety of children in a child-friendly environment for the purpose of minimizing trauma, providing advocacy, and supporting effective investigations and prosecutions.
Every child deserves a chance — a hope — for a future free from abuse.
Fighting for Those Who Cannot
Formed in 2017, the Friends of Washoe County CAC is a 501(c)(3) Nevada non-profit organization dedicated to advocating, fundraising, and providing support for the mission of the Washoe County Child Advocacy Center.
We invite you to make a positive difference in the life of a child when they need you most. Join us as we raise awareness and financial support to ensure the children in our community are protected.
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before they turn 18 years old.
Board of Directors
These leaders of our northern Nevada community are passionate about helping children who are victims of abuse and supporting the ongoing efforts of the Washoe County Child Advocacy Center. Join us to make our community safer for our kids.
In 2017, the Washoe County Child Advocacy Center served 1,624 child abuse victims and 1,527 families affected by child abuse. However, the need is still great. By donating to the Friends of Washoe County Child Advocacy Center, you can help us make a difference for the children and families affected by child abuse.
Every year more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies involving more than 6.6 million children.
Children who experience child abuse and neglect are about nine times more likely to become involved in criminal activity.
In 2017, the Washoe County CAC provided 445 forensic interviews of children affected by sexual and physical abuse.
A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.
In 2016, the Washoe County CAC conducted more than 1,000 medical examinations for children who have been victims of child abuse.
You Can Make A Difference
Or Send Donations to 3983 S. McCarran Blvd, 455, Reno 89502
Payable to "Friends of Washoe County Child Advocacy Center"
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