Our next Bids for Kids fundraiser auction will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024. The online portion of our auction will open on Thursday, March 7, 2024.
Without your support, we would not be able to continue offering our services free of charge to the community. We sincerely appreciate your generosity and commitment to the children of Lake and Sumter counties.
Register to Bid at the Auction: Registration opens on January 15, 2024. Check back for more details!
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Financial contributions made to the Lake Sumter Children's Advocacy Center are tax deductible. All donations are used to provide direct services to child victims of abuse in Lake and Sumter Counties.
Thank you to the Universal Orlando Foundation for their support in granting our Center an award of $10,000!
From their website: "The Universal Orlando Foundation is committed to making a difference in Central Florida. We believe in the power of education and in the magic of the arts. We believe in our community and the strength shown in partnership. We believe in doing the right thing and are dedicated to supporting local organizations that strive to make our area a better place to live. Since 1998, the Foundation has awarded and pledged nearly $30 million to organizations and programs that take a proactive approach to community needs in the areas of education, children and families, and basic needs."
Thank you to the Mount Dora Community Trust for awarding our Agency a grant for Community Law Enforcement Collaboration. We recognize the grant is made possible by the great generosity of the residents of Mount Dora.
From their website: "Established in 1972, the Mount Dora Community Trust is a tax-exempt charitable organization created to provide the local community with funding for public educational, charitable, or benevolent projects and purposes. Our mission is to provide outreach programs to schools, charities, and civic causes through the generous actions and financial support of Mount Dora residents and businesses committed to promoting the community's unity and prosperity."
Prevent child abuse by knowing the signs and raising awareness.
Call 1-800-96-ABUSE or report online at www.myflfamilies.com.
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Read a case study about an 11-year-old child who came to our CAC.
The mission of the Lake Sumter Children's Advocacy Center is to provide a child-friendly, community-based facility where a child victim can be safely interviewed, provided with crisis counseling, receive medical exams and long-term specialized therapy, when needed. We work together with agency representatives to provide child abuse victims with all necessary services in a single location.Learn More
We offer crisis counseling, long-term, group and family therapy. Anyone can refer a child to our counseling program.
We provide forensic and specialized interviews, medical exams and psycho-social assessments in coordination with DCF and Law Enforcement.
We are forming a group of trained volunteers who provide comprehensive, coordinated victim support and advocacy services.
We rely on the support of volunteers during the Christmas season and for our reception desk. We are also seeking volunteers for our Victim Advocate Program.
When you purchase a "Stop Child Abuse" license plate, you help publicize the need to stop child abuse while supporting every CAC in the state of Florida.
We greatly appreciate donations of items used for child therapy sessions and the daily operations of the CAC, as well as items for our Bids 4 Kids Annual Fundraiser silent and live auctions.
The CAC offers the opportunity to sponsor a child's therapy and this support helps us provide our services at no charge to the child victim and non-offending family members. Click the button below to donate now by Paypal or credit card.
We hold an annual fundraiser called "Bids 4 Kids" to raise operating funds for the entire year. We are always seeking sponsors and auction items for this event. Next event: 3/7 to 3/9/24