The Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center (WCAC) is looking for adults to greet and support children and families when they receive services at the WCAC. Volunteers supervise children while caregivers meet with agency professionals and may assist the caregivers while children are being interviewed or are participating in counseling.
Training is provided and background checks will be completed on all potential volunteers.
We typically provide services from 9 am until approximately 5 pm Monday -Friday. We are currently looking for volunteers who have availability during these hours. We ask that people commit to at least a 4 hour shift a week for at least 6 months.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center
555 Towner St., Ypsilanti, MI 48198, US
Through a collaborative partnership, the Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center provides a child focused environment and services to meet the needs of abused children.
The Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center (WCAC) is a program designed to better serve the needs of abused children and assist county agencies in improving the management of child sexual abuse cases. The goal is to reduce the trauma to a child by providing a more thorough and coordinated investigation and expanding the treatment process. The WCAC provides:
A single interview process for the child This reduces unnecessarily asking for the same information multiple times
One physical exam Examinations are conducted by qualified doctors who specialize in treating children
Crisis counseling and support Support for the child and the non-offending family members
Families are referred to the WCAC by Law Enforcement or the Department of Health and Human Services - Children's Protective Services.
All services of the Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center are provided at one child-friendly site at no cost to the family.