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We rely on the generosity of our supporters to provide children and families the tools they need to start on a successful path to recovery from abuse and trauma.

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You may not know this from the news, but child abuse and neglect is preventable when we focus on solutions. Every one of us CAN do something about it.

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Welcome To Dorchester
Children’s Advocacy Center

Our center provides a coordinated, evidence-based response to child abuse that reduces trauma and provides treatment for the children and families in our community in a safe child-focused environment.

Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center is dedicated to creating communities in which children and families live free from abuse and are free to reach their full potential.

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The National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs). Formed in 1988, NCA has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children for more than 25 years.

Read More About The Accredited CAC Model

The South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers (SCNCAC) is an Accredited State Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance. SCNCAC represents all seventeen local Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) in South Carolina.

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For Caregivers

Research demonstrates caregivers in cases that use Child Advocacy Center provided services are more satisfied with the investigation than those from non-Child Advocacy Center comparison sites. Find out more about DCAC’s services available to you.

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For Professionals

Each year over 3 million children become victims of child abuse. A key component to preventing and responding to child abuse and neglect is education and collaboration with professionals throughout the community. Set up a child abuse prevention educational training today!

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For Supporters

DCAC provides hope and the opportunity to begin the healing process to over 1,200 children each year. Donations, volunteers, and word of mouth support are the backbone on which we are able to provide these services to our community free of charge. Make a difference in a child’s life today!

Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center Events

Summerville Farmer’s Market

When: July 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Summerville Farmers Market, 200 S Main St, Summerville, SC 29483, USA

The Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center will be at the Summerville Farmer’s Market on July 20th, August 10th, September 28th, October 12th, and November 9th. During the July and August days we will collect school supply[…]

Kid’s School Closet

When: June 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019 all-day
Where: Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center, 303 E Richardson Ave, Summerville, SC 29483, USA

DCAC offers 3 different Kids Care Programs year round. Our Kids Care Programs assist DCAC families in providing essential items for the children receiving services at our center. These programs are an important service offered[…]

Community Bag Program

When: June 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019 all-day
Where: BI-LO, 1625 N Main St, Summerville, SC 29483, USA

Looking for a way to help support DCAC and our mission? In the month of June DCAC is partnering with Bi-Lo for their Community Bag Program. Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center will receive a $1 donation[…]

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