Child Advocacy Center, Inc. (Gainesville, FL)


  • Name:Ms. Margot Wilder
  • Title:Director of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
  • Address:PO Box 13454
    Gainesville, FL 32604
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:352-376-9161
  • Main fax:352-376-9165

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  • Mission:
  • To meet the needs of abused children in our community.

  • Overview:
  • The Child Advocacy Center in Gainesville, Florida provides a child friendly, safe and supportive environment for abused and neglected children. Through the Center, social workers, counselors, law enforcement officers, state attorneys, victim advocates, Guardians Ad Litem, and medical professionals work as a team to coordinate investigations and interventions for each child abuse case. The Reducing Trauma to Abused Children Program is designed to provide services for children ages 0-18, male and female, reported to have been sexually, physically, emotionally abused and severely neglected and/or exposed to domestic violence and substance abuse. In addition, services are provided to non-offending caregivers and siblings, making it the only program in our area that provides wrap around support services to family members.

    The Reducing Trauma to Abused Children Program provides highly specialized forensic interviewing of children, in a multidisciplinary team manner, in a child friendly setting. The use of a neutral, trained Forensic Interviewer in our community has decreased the number of times children are interviewed, increased child safety and increased coordination of services for abused children. Additionally, the Program provides case management and victim advocacy services. These services educate and prepare abused children and their non-offending family members for what to expect from the multiple disciplines involved with child abuse cases. This may include dependency court, criminal court, multiple medical providers, strategies within the educational system to protect the child from harassment, as well as managing recommendations from multiple agencies, and service providers. This process can be overwhelming for caregivers without the proper support and guidance.

    In addition, the Program provides therapeutic services at the Child Advocacy Center to help abused children and their families or surrogate families heal from the emotional wounds associated with the trauma of abuse. The focus of therapeutic interventions is on reducing symptoms of trauma by enhancing competence, normalizing expectations and supporting resiliency. A variety of treatment modalities are available to meet the unique needs of each child and family. Crisis intervention, individual therapy and family therapy as well as supportive counseling and psycho-educational group interventions are offered, as appropriate. The Reducing Trauma to Abused Children Program provides prompt response to abused children residing in Alachua County with no means of obtaining specialized treatment for abuse, keeping children from waiting to receive mental health services.

  • History:
  • Founders of the Center witnessed child victims of abuse fall through the cracks and recognized the enormous social cost of that abuse going untreated. Beginning in 1998, they formed the Child Advocacy Center as a way to improve Alachua County's response to child maltreatment. Since then, the organization has grown to 10 full time employees and provides forensic interviews, case management, case staffing, case tracking, victim advocacy and therapy to children and their non-offending family members. The Center also provides quality training for multidisciplinary team members and the child protection community.

  • Year established:1998
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:25
  • Advisory board size:10
  • Staff size:11


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:31-1705396

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:311705396
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:901 NW 8TH AVE STE B3 # 5
  • Organization City:GAINESVILLE
  • Organization State:FL
  • Organization Zip:32601-5089
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 2000
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:I72
  • Asset Amount:$345,203
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$756,831
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$725,277
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 7:29:33 pm

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