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Organization: Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara  
Phone Numbers: 905-937-5435
Fax: 905-934-6917
Email: info@kristenfrenchcacn.org
Website: www.kristenfrenchcacn.org
Address:
8 Forster St
St Catharines, ON
L2N 1Z9
Intersection: Forster St and Scott St
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Jul-Aug
Executives: Janet Handy - Executive Director
905-937-5435 ext 7001 * jhandy@kristenfrenchcacn.org
Contacts: Sara Belanger - Administrator
905-937-5435 ext 7000 * sbelanger@kristenfrenchcacn.org
Keegan Langelaan - Youth Outreach Coordinator
905-937-5435 ext 7024 * youthoutreachcoordinator@kristenfrenchcacn.org
Service Description: A child advocacy centre.

The Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara is a safe place to help, heal and end child abuse for children and youth throughout Niagara who have experienced alleged physical abuse, sexual abuse, become the targets of internet luring, or were the unwilling witness of violence. The environment is child-focused and private, providing a safe and non-threatening space for children/youth to disclose their abuse experiences to specially trained teams from the Niagara Regional Police Service and Family and Children’s Services Niagara who respectively, investigate to determine criminal charges and protection needs.

These professionals conduct joint, forensic interviews that provide recorded evidence to take forward through the justice system. Mental health professionals from Family Counseling Centre Niagara provide much needed follow-up support at no cost and without a wait list. The existence of the Kristen French CACN minimizes the number of times children must tell their story, reducing the trauma of disclosure and ensures a coordinated, cost-effective delivery of service to Niagara’s children, youth and their supportive family members.

Opened in 2008, Kristen French CACN is a registered charity that serves Niagara’s 12 municipalities, helping children and families cope with the life altering impacts of child abuse.

Fees: None
Application: Abuse must first be reported to Family and Children’s Services Niagara: 905-937-7731 or 1-888-937-7731 or Niagara Regional Police Service: 905-688-4111
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Children 16 years and younger
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Niagara  
See Also: Child Abuse and Welfare

This information was last completely updated on May 9, 2017

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