WHAT WE DO
Child Enrichment Inc. was established in 1978 by a group of physicians, nurses, and social workers to help abused children overcome their experience and rebuild their lives. Child Enrichment has helped over 22,000 local abused, abandoned, and neglected children since opening its doors to our community's children.
Child Enrichment Inc.'s mission is to provide and coordinate comprehensive intervention, stabilization, advocacy and prevention in the best interests of abandoned, abused, neglected and sexually abused children.
Child Advocacy Center
The Child Advocacy Center is accredited by the National Children's Alliance, and provides Forensic Interviewing of children suspected of having been sexually abused. Expert court testimony and court advocacy for the victim are provided when alleged perpetrators are charged with sex crimes against children. Counseling for the victims, their siblings and non-offending caregivers is provided free of charge. Last year, 471 children received these services, along with 385 of their family members.
Court Appointed Special Advocates
The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program recruits, trains, supervises and coordinates community volunteers to speak up for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. These volunteers are carefully screened, undergo background checks and receive over 40 hours of specialized training to learn skills necessary to advocate for children in juvenile court proceedings to help determine permanent placement. Child Enrichment CASA Volunteers served 432 children just last year. CASA volunteers also work closely with social service agencies to ensure that the educational, medical, psychological, and emotional needs of these children are met. A primary goal of CASA is that children will be placed in a safe and stable home as quickly as possible.