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Brave Hearts Speak,
Advocacy Listens.

At Braveheart Children's Advocacy Center, our unwavering commitment is to prioritize the well-being of children who have experienced sexual or physical abuse. We stand as their steadfast voice, ensuring that their best interests are at the forefront of our mission.

Happy Girls

In 2023, 7,563 children were served by CAC’s in Illinois.

children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.


reports of child abuse are made every day in Illinois.

Who We Are

Welcome to Braveheart Children's Advocacy Center, where we collaborate with various agencies, including DCFS, law enforcement, and mental health professionals, to provide specialized and high-quality services to abused children and their families. Our coordinated response from expert professionals aims to alleviate stress during the investigation and intervention stages. The Braveheart CAC program supports non-offending families with a continuum of care from the initial visit to resolution, offering a dedicated point of contact to ease confusion and stress throughout the process. We are committed to providing consistent support for abused children and their families, addressing their needs from the first outcry to the resolution of their journey.

“If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.”

- Marian Wright Edelman

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Superhero 5k Run/Walk


All services are provided at no cost to the child victims and their non-offending family members and/or caregivers regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, limited English proficiency (LEP), hearing impairment, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, unfavorable military discharge, or other protected class. 

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