October 2019

In September 2019, 331 children spent time in our Activity Center. Additionally, our Therapy Department provided 1,015 services to 364 clients and family members, our Forensic Interviewers conducted 110 interviews, and the Family Advocacy & Support Services Department provided 643 services to 299 clients.

Bring your family to Fairview Town Center for the 7th Annual Candy Canes for Kids! This event guarantees fun for everyone and all proceeds benefit CACCC. Some exciting features include: live performances, character appearances, face painting, petting zoo, carnival, kiddie rides, an appearance by Santa, and a fireworks show!
Click the link below to purchase tickets for the Jasmine and Aladdin character breakfast.
Don't forget to bring a book or toy for the toy drive! We hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Fairview Town Center
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The holiday season is fast approaching and we are gearing up for our annual Holiday Project! Each year our Holiday Project ensures that vulnerable children served by CACCC will have a happy holiday. You can help fulfill a holiday wish for a child victimized by abuse this year! Here are a few ways you can help:

Donate Gifts
Teen items, electronics, gift cards, and toys for children and teens of all ages to stock the Holiday Shop

Child selects up to three gifts, a $125 commitment

Family provides a list of immediate needs and children's holiday wishes, a $1,000 commitment
A partnership of CACCC and the Collin County District Attorney's Office

For the children and families we see, one of the more difficult parts of their journey is the trial. Some of the children we work with must testify in court as part of the criminal process of holding alleged offenders accountable. Court is a place most children and adults have only seen on television or in movies. It is often portrayed as dark and scary, where people are mean to you. Our Kids in Court Program is designed to bring some predictability of the court process in a fun, lighthearted way. We host the program quarterly at the courthouse where a volunteer judge, bailiff, court reporter, defense attorney, prosecutors, and jury, all join us. 

Without discussing their case, we cover the court process and each volunteer explains their role. Children and their parents get a chance to ask lots of questions and learn the most important rule in court – to tell the truth. The highlight of the evening is when the children take the witness stand and answer questions about their favorite movie or cookie. Our goal is that after Kids in Court, these children feel more in control, and that they have the power, not the person who hurt them.
Estell & Pope Families Carolyn & Mark Speese DADS Advisory Fund Cathy & Richard Riccardi B.B. Owen Trust City-Wide Roofing   Cindy and Tom Heckard • Junior League of Collin County St. Andrew United Methodist Church Seekers Class Spark Tank