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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 over 20,000 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

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