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
Doehring Schultz Insurance Agency
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
Car Seat Safety
Did you know that at Child Advocacy we can install and provide a safety inspection for your child safety seat? Child Advocacy has a nationally certified safety seat technician available!
To make an appointment call
or 800-552-4489 Please see new carseat guidelines on our website.
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.
to help cover the cost for medical travel to Grand Rapids or help with transportation of foster children.
Gift Cards to Walmart and Meijer to purchase the specific needs of a child.
New Children's Books
Games for younger children to play
Capri Sun Juice Boxes
size 5 & 6
Quart-sized zip-lock bags
Community donations help the quality of our programs and are greatly appreciated. Donations can be made directly at Child Advocacy or by contacting our office. (989) 463-1422
Calling all Princesses and Pirates! Please join us at our Princess & Pirate Family Carnival & Expo. This event has something for everyone! Details can be found below.
Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter,
Princess & Pirate Family Carnival & Expo
Saturday, January 25th, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Central Michigan Youth for Christ - Alma
FREE admission to Gratiot County Residents! FREE refreshments!
FREE Kids Activities FREE Information for families
- Make and take crafts - Special Princess & Pirate Guests
- Local Businesses - Prescription Drop Box
- games and prizes - Recreation organizations/clubs
For more information please contact Child Advocacy at (989)463-1422 or Staci@linkforfamilies.org or to register as a vendor please
to print off a registration form.
Above the Influence
Submitted by: Alexa Morton
CGCSAC Prevention Educator
The Gratiot County Substance Abuse Coalition (GCSAC) held our first annual Above the Influence Leadership Summit on October 1, 2019. This would not have been possible without the support from the Gratiot County Community Foundation and Clyde and Maude Mizer Memorial Fund.
Twelve of our ATI students gathered at the Gratiot/Isabella RESD where first they heard Daniel Gaken who is the Director of the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute at Central Michigan University. Daniel discussed with the students that they are not the leaders of tomorrow, but the leaders of today and instilled motivation in them to continue to be the leaders of this county. Next, the students worked together to brainstorm ideas and planning events to raise awareness on for the 2019-2020 school year. Lastly, because of how hard these leaders work they were awarded with pizza and bowling to end the day.
We are excited for the future Above the Influence Leadership Summits, and can't wait to see the awesome work our young leaders of Gratiot County are going to do in our community. The Above the Influence (ATI) students work hard all year to bring awareness of positive and negative influences that they feel like are most prevalent in our community. These events provide the community with information and give their peers motivation to rise above negative influences in their life. ATI plays a major role in allowing our students to have a voice in promoting a healthy lifestyle.
If you or someone you know would like to join Above the Influence, please contact Alexa Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to thank our community partners who provided the opportunities to make this day happen: Gratiot County Community Foundation, Clyde and Maude Mizer Memorial Fund, Child Advocacy, Gratiot County Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Coalition, Gratiot/Isabella RESD, Daniel Gaken from CMU, Screen and Stitch Printing, and PINs Bar and Grill.
Submitted by: Nikky Holton
CAC Intake Coordinator
Resiliency is a person's ability to bounce back from adverse experiences. At the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC), we understand the importance of resiliency and how it can positively impact the healing process after trauma. In an effort to promote a healthy and positive outlet for CAC clients, we will be rolling out Resiliency Kits this month! These kits provide our clients the opportunity to develop a personal strategy for enhancing resilience through journaling. Journaling is a simple and effective way to explore ideas, emotions, hopes, disappointments, and dreams which can become overwhelming when kept inside. Our goals behind the Resiliency Kits are to make overwhelming thoughts and feelings more manageable, promote self-expression, and foster personal growth in our clients.
Our clients will have the opportunity to build their own kit by choosing a notebook, pen, stickers, and linguistically appropriate worksheets to work through to enhance self-awareness and pin-point positive and negative behaviors. We are so proud of our clients and are excited to provide them with a tangible resource to enhance resiliency and begin a path to healing!
"When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone."
- Mister Rogers
1st Thursday of every month
Alma Public Library
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
Child Advocacy will be hosting monthly lunch & learns on a variety of topics. We hope you will join us. Please email Staci at email@example.com to RSVP or call (989)463-1422.
In this season of giving thanks our team is thankful for the support of our community. It is with your help, support, encouragement, and time that we are able to serve the families we come in contact with each day. Thank you!
Have a safe and happy holiday season!
President & CEO