UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central Pa.

The UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central Pa. (CAC), formerly known as the Children's Resource Center is one of the oldest child advocacy centers in Pennsylvania.

It is the only child advocacy center serving Dauphin, Lebanon, Cumberland, Perry, Mifflin, Juniata, and Schuylkill Counties.

The CAC sees 1,400 children annually and is in the top 10% nationally for the number of children served.

The center provides forensic interviews, specialized medical care, and mental health services to children who have experienced sexual or physical abuse, neglect, or who have witnessed a violent crime.

Children who come to the CAC report feeling a huge weight has been lifted from their shoulders. Children describe feeling empowered after an appointment, especially because they realize they aren’t alone.

All gifts made to the Child Advocacy Center Fund will be used to support:

  • capital equipment purchases
  • employee education
  • construction/renovation at facilities
  • purchase furnishings
  • provide educational programming resources for abused children
  • provide indigent patient funds to patients treated at the CAC
"The CAC is the first place they felt heard, validated, and believed."
— A CAC parent
"My kids walked out with a confidence I haven't seen before."
— A CAC parent