Bringing together dedicated professionals to provide a place of consistency for children and their families.


14 Jan 2015  

CACSC Current Needs List

16 Dec 2014  

Behind Closed Doors: A Campaign to End Childhood Abuse, Neglect and Sex Trafficking

Earlier this year, the CACSC publicly launched a $6.5 million BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Campaign at the former Lincoln Elementary School. Once the goal is reached and renovations are completed, this building will be the new home of the CACSC. In addition to our CACSC staff and services, the building will provide offices and support for partner agencies that participate in child abuse and neglect investigations and treatment. This larger, child-focused facility will allow us to more effectively serve over 2,000 children a year, which is only a portion of the 4,500 child abuse and neglect cases investigated annually in our county by our partner agencies. The facility will also allow for enhanced community education and partner training opportunities.

We are excited to announce that we have met our J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation grant challenge! The Child Advocacy Center has never before attempted a multi-million dollar campaign. Because of the generous gifts of nearly 300 individuals, businesses or foundations, the $500,000 grant from the Mabee Foundation and a $1 million grant from the Sedgwick County Commission, we have now raised more than $5.25 million towards our total goal of $6.5 million.

The BEHIND CLOSED DOOR CAMPAIGN to end child abuse, neglect and sex trafficking in Sedgwick County is greatly enhanced thanks to everyone's support and involvement.

Our campaign leadership team gives voice to the CACSC's mission to end the suffering of abused children. Honorary Campaign Chairs are Ken and Jan Shannon. Co-chairs, Mark & Kathy Melhorn, Tim & Susan Norton, and Ron & Suzanne Vaupel, along with other leadership team members, assist the Executive Director in facilitating campaign efforts. The time and personal gifts they devote to the campaign are appreciated.

We thank the individuals, foundations and businesses in our community and state who are donors to the campaign, and would be pleased to have your help in improving the lives of abused children and enriching the future of our community. Start by contacting Diana Schunn by phone at 316-660-9495 or email at


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Our Vision

To lead our community in eliminating the suffering of abused children.

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Our Mission

Promoting the safety, health and emotional well-being of abused children and their caregivers by bringing together public, private and community partners.
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If you suspect child abuse or neglect:
call 911 or 1.800.922.5330
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"The purpose of children's advocacy centers (CAC) is to provide a comprehensive, culturally competent, multidisciplinary team response to reports of child abuse in a dedicated, child-friendly setting." - National Children's Alliance