The mission of A Child's Place, PA is to improve the health, safety, and well-being of children, particularly those at risk for abuse and neglect.
The Child Advocacy Center model's main objective is to reduce trauma to child victims by bringing all disciplines together to minimize the duplication of services.
A Child's Place, PA (ACP) was established in 1999 to coordinate these services to ensure the accuracy and speed of investigations to help protect children from further abuse. ACP is a fully accredited Child Advocacy Center with a staff that has, for over a quarter of a century, fostered relationships with and provided child abuse services to Western Pennsylvania counties, and has been involved in more than 30,000 cases of suspected child abuse.
Over time, ACP has evolved into a multi-purpose agency that is passionate about serving children and families and continues to offer programs and services intent on stopping and preventing child abuse. ACP currently has five locations, all fully accredited by the National Children's Alliance, including the host site in Allegheny County, and satellite sites in Beaver, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties.