Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-937-5435
Fax 905-934-6917
E-Mail info@kristenfrenchcacn.org
Website www.kristenfrenchcacn.org
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Primary Contact Martin Caruana, Administrator; Phone: 905-937-5435 ext 7000; Email: mcaruana@kristenfrenchcacn.org
Alternate Contact Keegan Langelaan, Youth Outreach Coordinator; Phone: 905-937-5435 ext 7024; Email: youthoutreachcoordinator@kristenfrenchcacn.org
Volunteer Coordinator Susanne McCarroll, Community Relations Coordinator; Phone: 905-937-5435 ext 7034; Email: smccarroll@kristenfrenchcacn.org
Primary Executive Janet Handy, Executive Director; Phone: 905-937-5435 ext 7001; Email: jhandy@kristenfrenchcacn.org
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
8 Forster St
St Catharines, ON L2N 1Z9
 
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Intersection Forster St and Scott St
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) 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.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Jul-Aug
Eligibility Children 16 years and younger
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
Languages English
Fees None
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established Oct 2003
Funding Provincial - Ontario Trillium Foundation ; Fundraising ; Donations ; Provincial - Ontario Trillium Foundation ; Partner Support; Fundraising; Donations
Service Categories Child Advocacy Centres ; Child Sexual Abuse Counselling
Events Annual Kids Golfing for Kids, Amazing Race Niagara, Playhouse Build & Auction