Safelight operates a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center in Henderson County where children and their families are provided crisis intervention due to abuse.

We help children and their families experiencing abuse or neglect tell their stories in a safe environment. Our trained forensic interviewers are trained to conduct child-friendly neutral interviews with children and teens that have experienced and/or have witnessed of any abuse or neglect. Having the child medical exam and forensic interview during the same appointment reduces further trauma to the child and preserves vital evidence needed for court trials and prosecution, keeping the child off the stand in court. Our onsite physician is specially-trained and children receive a medical exam within days, rather than having to wait weeks for an appointment in another county or at the emergency room. We have case managers who assist and guide families through the process. This includes from the time the child makes the initial disclosure, until the families decide they no longer need services. We bring together a Multidisciplinary Team of experts in medicine, law enforcement, victim advocacy, mental health, and other disciplines to both hold offenders accountable and help children and families heal.

All services are confidential and zero cost

  • Crisis intervention
  • Case Management
  • Individual Counseling
  • Forensic Interviewing
  • Child Medical Examination
  • Safety Planning

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Success Story

Coming to the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) has changed our lives. There was a lot of abuse that I was unaware of, and all it took was for one of my children to disclose something that had happened to them a while ago.

From there, my three other children were also able to talk about some of the similar abuse that they have experienced. I am glad that we are now getting the help that we need. Coming to the CAC was our first step towards our healing. My kids were able to speak with someone about the abuse they had gone through, following a medical exam.

The process was a lot easier than I expected, the staff made us feel cared for and safe. Through Safelight, my children and I are able to receive counseling services and advocacy, this had all been completely free to us. I am thankful that a place like this exist for families and children who are survivors of any type of abuse.

Author: anonymous

Located at:

317 N Washington St
Hendersonville, NC

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2021-2022 Annual Sponsors:

Stuller Power Solutions
Champion Comfort Experts
Advent Health

Funded By:

Governors Crime Commission
Council For Women
Family Violence Prevention Services Program
United Way
Hunter Hometown Foundation
Mary Kay Foundation

Memberships and Affiliations:

NCA Accredited Member
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