Helping the Youngest Victims of Abuse Heal and Thrive
Who We Are
A Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is a national model utilized to reduce potential trauma for children and families impacted by child abuse and to improve services through interagency collaboration. Clients come to one child-friendly, trauma-informed location where they receive services and resources in order to begin the healing process.
Mission & Vision
Canopy's mission is to serve children and families affected by child abuse through a multi-disciplinary partnership focused on safety, healing, and well-being. We envision a community where children are safe, families are resilient, and those affected by child abuse are empowered to heal and thrive.
Every Community Needs a Child Advocacy Center
Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. each year.
1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.
Cuyahoga County receives almost 40,000 reports of child abuse and neglect each year.
We are here to help.
Nationwide, CACs serve more than 370,000 kids each year.
In 2019, Canopy served nearly 700 kids throughout Cuyahoga County who had experienced sexual abuse.
“Putting everything in one spot... investigation, advocacy and prosecution is brilliant. Simple in design but powerful in its impact. Why have we never thought of this before?”
Investigator, Cleveland Division of Police
"Coming to the center made me feel safe and happy and loved again."
Jesse, age 5
“Families finally have a comfortable, non-threatening setting to meet with their Child Protective Services (CPS) worker and detective. It's great to have a welcoming environment to meet with a family without having to shuffle them through CPS, or without making a parent sit among dozens of strangers while they wait to learn about their child's interview.”