Ionia Montcalm Secure & Friendly Environment Child Advocacy Center

Abused, neglected children will get support they deserve

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MDHHS notified that anticipated federal reductions will not occur 

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) has received good news from the federal government about funding administered under the Victims of Crime Act — the same act that provides funding for Michigan’s Children’s Advocacy Centers that support children affected by physical and sexual abuse. 

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.

Child advocacy center keeps accreditation

IMSAFE CAC completes reaccreditation process with National Children’s Alliance

The Ionia Montcalm Secure & Friendly Environment Child Advocacy Center (IMSAFE CAC) successfully completed its year-long reaccreditation process with the National Children’s Alliance and last week was awarded accreditation for the next five years.

The Fenwick-based center provides services to children ages 2 to 17 who are residents of Ionia or Montcalm counties and who have been sexually abused, severely physically abused, human trafficked, or exploited over the internet. A multi-disciplinary team protects children by investigating, assessing and treating child abuse in an environment that is child-sensitive, supportive and safe.