Child Advocacy is a non-profit agency with a mission to
improve the welfare of children and their families through education, training, and support for the prevention of substance abuse and child abuse and neglect.
President & CEO
GCSAC Program Director
GCSAC Prevention Educator
CAN Program Director
CAN Prevention Educator
CASA Program Director
CASA Recruitment Coordinator
CAC Program Director
CAC Victim Advocate
CAC Case Manager
CAC Intake Coordinator
Board of Directors
Transportation Director/City of Alma
Prosecuting Attorney's Office
DuHadway Dance Dimentions
Michigan State Police
Alma School Board
Gratiot County Sheriff
Dept. of Health and Human Services
Gratiot Integrated Health Network
Alma Public Safety Administrator
Permanent Prescription Drug Drop Off
Gratiot Co. Sheriff
226 E. Center
open 24 hrs./day
Alma Police Dept.
525 E. Superior St.
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Breckenridge Police Dept.
104 E. Saginaw St.
8:00 a.m.- 5:00
Monday - Friday
St. Louis Police Dept.
300 N. Mill St.
Mon. 7 - 3
Tues. - Fri. 8 - 4
These sites accept
prescription pills and patches.
Our Court Appointed Special Advocates(CASA) program is looking for volunteers! Please visit our website,
to learn more and fill out an application today.
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Virtual Suicide Prevention Training
QPR: 3 Simple Questions Anyone Can Learn To Help Save A Life
Thursday, September 3, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Please visit our Facebook page closer to the event or email Ty at
for the presentation link.
Gratiot County Substance Abuse Coalition Virtual Meeting
Monday, August 10, 2020
Caregiver Support Group Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Gratiot County Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Coalition
Submitted by: Emily Rayburn
What a wild year 2020 has been! I hope that this finds you well-mentally and physically.
With all of the changes that we all have experienced since March, I wanted to let you know that your Gratiot County Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Coalition is still meeting regularly and working on our prevention efforts in Gratiot County.
The staff and members have been working tirelessly to make sure that our efforts continue to provide education and support to the residents of Gratiot County. We have been attending training's, hosting our coalition meetings via Zoom, planning for this upcoming school year, and planning our usual events-everything just may look a bit different!
As the Coalition Coordinator, I wanted to take this time to invite anyone who has been contemplating or curious about our Coalition, to join us for our upcoming meeting August 10, 2020 at 1:00PM. It is our mission to collect and share data in order to develop and implement prevention strategies. It is also our mission to promote and inspire community collaboration to reduce the misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, or other substances among youth and adults, along with providing education regarding suicide prevention and awareness.
We would love to have you join us for our August meeting and all meetings after! We meet the second Monday of every month at 1:00pm- location is typically at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot; however, we have been meeting virtually via Zoom due to Covid-19.
To be added to our contact list to learn about meeting locations/online meeting invitations, please email Emily Rayburn at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We look forward to welcoming you to our group!
Back to School
with Protect Yourself
Submitted by: Richelle Davis
CAN Prevention Educator
The month of August brings much excitement and anticipation for a brand-new school year! Although, this year feels very different due to COVID-19. This pandemic h
as brought much concern as to how to safely return to school and our normal activities. If our schools are able to return to in person classes, there is still uncertainty as to what safety precautions will be in place, as well as what type of outside visitors will be allowed into the schools.
We are very much hoping to be able to return to the classrooms and deliver the Protect Yourself program in person to all of our 1st and 3rd graders in Gratiot County. If safety guidelines prohibit that from happening, we have a plan in place to still be able to get these important lessons to our students. We will be offering video lessons to each classroom that will cover each of our 5 lessons in the program. Teachers will be able to share the videos with their students and pause for questions and discussions as needed. The end of last school year was completed much in this same manner, as videos were sent out to the children through each classroom's learning platform.
COVID-19 has added new challenges to protecting children from sexual abuse and to intervening and responding to abuse. It is of utmost importance to continue to have conversations with your child about appropriate/inappropriate touches, secrets, and the trusted adults in their life. The following websites are excellent resources to help you get the conversations started.
The big news around here is the NEW BUILDING! If you haven't driven down State St. in Alma in a few weeks then please drive by and look at the progress of our new building. It's grand! We are so excited to move next door this Fall. If you or someone you know works with a non-profit, who would like to be a part of our non-profit campus, please have them call us to come tour our space at the Wilcox Non-Profit Center. We have loved working in this space with the other non-profits, and we are hoping to carry on with utilizing resources and referrals of our fellow non-profits and neighbors. Come check it out and see if this space is right for you. Call us at 989-463-1422.
President & CEO