Since 1999, Braveheart has served as the primary response to child abuse in our communities. While we are proud of the strides made on behalf of child survivors thus far, we recognize there is still much to be done.
The Hearts of Hope Capital Campaign in Bureau County will allow funding for a building we need due to the growing demand for our free services. This will result in better collaboration, higher quality assistance for child survivors, and improved legal outcomes in our efforts with the prosecution of their abusers.
By making a donation and purchasing a heart your name will be placed on our donor wall, which is the first thing children and families see when entering our building.
Braveheart CAC is a place for children and families to come and heal when they have been broken by abuse. It is a place where new beginnings happen and hope is restored. We would consider it an honor to have you join us in making this building a reality for the children of our county.
Braveheart Staff wants to assure you that we are here to provide the very best in care and support as we continue to help child victims share their truths for many years to come. We invite you to join us in the next phase of our journey to bring hope and healing to child victims of abuse.
From our hearts to yours, we ask that you give a little to make a big impact.
To understand what Braveheart is, you must understand what children face without us. Before CACs were available the child would be taken to the professional, whereas now the child is brought to the CAC and all the professionals come to the child. CAC provides free, healing services to children who have experienced abuse, allowing them to process trauma and reclaim their childhoods. The collaborative process is the best approach to prevent and respond to child abuse. Braveheart CAC staff is proud of the work we do and invite you to get involved.
Are you a mandated reporter? Everyone who suspects child abuse should report it to law enforcement and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. But, if you are a mandated reporter, you are required by law to report abuse. Braveheart recommends mandated reporters review how to recognize and report abuse every year. For a free training, go here: https://www.dcfstraining.org/manrep/index.jsp