IM SAFE CAC

GUEST VIEW: $6.5 million hit would hurt youngest crime victims 

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The Ionia-Montcalm Secure & Friendly Environment Child Advocacy Center (IM SAFE CAC) in Fenwick learned this week the details of the State of Michigan’s new plan to cut $6.5 million in federal, non-taxpayer funds, that allow Child Advocacy Centers to provide forensic interviews, therapy and other crucial, front-line services to the state’s youngest crime victims. The cuts are slated to take effect on Oct. 1.

$6.5 million reduction to child advocacy centers affects youngest crime victims 

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Child Advocacy Centers of Michigan the statewide voice of the 35 local nonprofit organizations that provide services to children who are the victims of child  sexual and physical abuse and neglect, learned this week the details of the State of Michigan’s  new plan to cut $6.5 million in federal, non-taxpayer funds.

Ionia-Montcalm Child Advocacy Center welcomes community

Center is open from 4 to 6 p.m. today for open house, tours

The Ionia Montcalm Secure and Friendly Environment Child Advocacy Center (IM SAFE CAC) is inviting the community to an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. today to learn more about the services and support it provides to children who have been sexually abused, severely physically abused, human trafficked, or exploited over the internet.

The center is located at 10260 S. Sheridan Road in Fenwick.

Virtual luncheon honors 3

Event raises funds for IM SAFE CAC, features child sexual abuse activist and survivor as speaker

COVID-19 isn’t the only pandemic facing Ionia and Montcalm counties. Child sexual abuse is another, and the statistics are staggering.

One in 10 children will become victims of sexual abuse before they turn 18, according to Lori Kirkhoff, executive director of the Ionia Montcalm Secure and Friendly Environment Child Advocacy Center, otherwise known as the IM SAFE CAC.