Capital Campaign

Our Big Blue House (as it has been named by the children) is a child-friendly renovated house that truly feels like a home. Currently we operate in a 4,000 square foot space. Our Big Blue House has been a great place to serve children and their families in Genesee County. To serve even more families we are looking to add on to the home we've already made here.

This expansion of services was born from the needs identified by the children and families we serve, as well as the community. The center is excited to be growing and increasing our capacity to serve the unique needs of child victims and their families. In order to best serve clients and meet local demand, Voices for Children campus and service-center must expand.

It’s been an incredibly challenging month. All of us at Voices for Children hope that you are finding ways to cope and to support those you love.

During this unsettling time, we have made the difficult, but responsible decision to temporarily pause our Capital Campaign, launched in February 2020 for our Flint building expansion. We remain 100% committed to playing an instrumental front line role, continuing to provide our vital services to child survivors of abuse, neglect, and maltreatment.

We know that with the COVID 19 pandemic conditions, needs, and safety recommendations are changing daily. It is important for organizations, and individuals, to remain resilient. There are many urgent and pressing needs right now. So, while this campaign is extremely important and our future as an organization depends on it, we don't feel that we can, responsibly, continue raising toward our building expansion while there are other much more pressing needs.

We will continue to reassess, and relaunch the Capital Campaign in the near future; it is still vital that we expand our space in order to meet the increasing need for our crucial services. However, for the time being, we are wanting to be responsive to our communities’ immediate needs and we will do our best to continue providing services, even with our current space challenges. We are anticipating a critically high caseload over the summer and, especially, when school resumes in September.

Voices for Children has already raised nearly 90% of the necessary $1 Million dollars needed to expand. When completed, the Child Advocacy Center will have a second forensic interview room, expanded therapy and waiting room space, and meeting space for support groups, families, and the community. Voices for Children is the only Child Advocacy Center serving Genesee and Shiawassee counties.

We welcome input from community members. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.

What's the plan?

To increase the space on our campus by an additional 4,000 square feet. Additional space is needed for the treatment of children who have survived abuse and neglect. The additional space will include a welcoming, private waiting room for these clients, and space for support group meetings, and for family therapy. The center must also further increase accessibility for those with physical handicaps and cognitive impairments as we are committed to providing intersectional and inclusive services for all children. In order to achieve our expansion goals and provided the highest level of care for these families we need to raise $1,000,000 - we are half-way there! With your support, we can make an even greater impact on the lives of children in Genesee County.

Growing Demand

The tragic news is the demand for our services is growing significantly. Last year there were 1200 individuals seen and treated in our Genesee County location. In the first quarter of 2020, the three staff therapists conducted a total of 700 therapy sessions.

We have exhausted our rooms to meet for interviews and therapy sessions, with children on our waiting list for help.

Donate

Help us grow our capacity to reach even more children.

Give Today

When a Child Needs Justice, Hope & Healing

Meet Eddie. At the sweet age of four, he’s looking forward to starting kindergarten in the coming school year. But unlike his future classmates, he has a dark secret. The reason Eddie is so ready for school to start is because it is a way to escape his grandfather. School would give him the space to be someone different, to make friends, to not have to think about his what his Grandfather does when they are alone. Unfortunately, Eddie's story is a familiar one. Far too many children suffer abuse; physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect… sometimes abused in multiple ways. These children deserve justice, hope, and healing from the abuse they have experienced. In Genesee County 1 in 4 children will be abused or be victims of human trafficking.

We're Nearly There!

Thank you to all of our donors!

CS Mott Foundation

Northville Women Who Care

ELGA Credit Union

Curbco, Inc.