Annual T-Shirt Fundraiser

    April is child abuse education, prevention, and awareness month.  In efforts to bring about awareness, Missouri sets aside an annual date (TBD) in April to GO BLUE.  The idea is to wear blue on this date to show your support in keeping the children of Missouri safe from abuse and neglect, as well as to support those who work tirelessly to see every child free from harm.

    We are once again offering t-shirts for purchase to those who wish to participate in not only making Missouri Blue in April, but bringing about awareness every day the shirt is worn.  Please consider purchasing a t-shirt and showing others that you are aware, you care about what happens to children, and you want to help.  By wearing this t-shirt, the silent victims will see that you care and be reminded that people are on their side trying to make child abuse STOP.

    Proceeds from very t-shirt sold goes to provide direct services to abused children in your community.

    Once the date becomes known, it will be shared on our website and our Facebook page.  Please share the information with anyone you think might be interested.  Cost of the t-shirts are $18 and are available to order now.  To order, simply click the link down below!


T-shirt front (royal blue and white) T-shirt back (royal blue and white)

Polar Express Movie Event

We are SO EXCITED for our upcoming event on December 6th at the First Christian Church here in Trenton. Come join us for some fun in your pajamas and watch the polar express. While watching the movie, you can drink some delicious hot cocoa and decorate some sugar cookies. Tickets are $5 per person. Questions? Contact Amanda White at 660-359-2874.


Milan Elk's Lodge #2819 Hosts Brunch

Milan Elk’s Lodge #2819 hosted a breakfast brunch for the Advocacy Center on November 16, resulting in $726! In addition, there was $90 made from t-shirts sold and $100 on a quilt raffle. Congratulations on Quilt winners Chris Good and Anthony Linhart. Presenting funds to Forensic Interviewer Tammy Nickell is David Oder, Exalted Ruler of the Lodge. Thank you to all who came to support us in our work.


Movie on Main

 Movie on Main

We had so much fun August 9, 2019 at our Movie on Main Street. Thank you to Citizen's Bank, Jim Busch and Angela Brill for your donations to us to make this happen. We had an amazing turnout and hope to be able to do this event again in the future. We showed The Secret Life of Pets along with concessions of cookies, popcorn, sno-cones & root beer floats! Thank you Trenton for your support of our Children's Advocacy Center.

#champagneanddiamonds 2019 Success

One last thank you to all those that donated, supported, or attended #champagneanddiamonds2019.  This event brought in just over $21,000 (prior to expenses) and is very meaningful in the services we provide. Our Center operates heavily off of grants and there is a 20% match requirement by our primary grant that cannot come from State or Federal funding. These funds must come from fundraising or private donations. If you played any part in this event, you helped provide services to children reported to have been abused. Thank you for being a part of what we do.


Annual Champagne & Diamond Dinner and Dance

The annual Champagne & Diamond Dinner and Dance is set for April 13, 2019, at the Elk's Lodge #656 located at 401 Harvester Road, Chillicothe, MO.  Social Hour is 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. with dinner to begin at 6:00 p.m.  Dancing and a live auction to follow dinner, where you are encouraged to request the music you like to listen to.  Auction items are usually themed baskets or individual larger items.  Towards the end of the evening, there will be a drawing held for a stunning piece of diamond jewelry donated by Lauhoff Jewelry valued at $2,000.  If you have questions, would like tickets, or would like to donate an item for this auction to support our mission, please do not hesitate to contact Adria Moore at the Children's Advocacy Center.


Champagne & Diamond Dinner and Dance ~ Success

The fifth annual Champagne & Diamond Dinner and Dance at the Chillicothe Elks Lodge raised more than $11,000 for the North Central Missouri Children's Advocacy Center counseling program Saturday evening - See more at:



Pictured from left to right:  North Central Missouri Children's Advocacy Center Director, Verna Kelsey; Child Advocate, DeAn Witt; diamond WINNER Ammie Wire; and Lori Overton, presenting and representing for Lauhoff Jewelry.

Diamond Earring Winner!

Congratulations to Tracy Ross as the winner of the Angel Wings Diamond Earrings generously donated by Lauhoff Jewelry.  Lauhoff Jewelry has been in business since 1976 in Chillicothe and now has stores in both Chillicothe and Trenton, MO.  They have been stout supporters of the Advocacy Center efforts to raise money for counseling services for children that have been abused.  Pictured from left to right are Angie & Darren Lauhoff, winner Tracy Ross, Child Advocate DeAn Witt, and Child Advocacy Center Director Verna Kelsey.  There were some great baskets donated for the auction and as well as some great supporters.  Thanks to everyone who attended!

4th Annual Champagne & Diamond Dinner and Dance


The North Central Missouri Children's Advocacy Center will be holding its 4th Annual Champagne & Diamond Dinner and Dance fundraising event. Lauhoff Jewelry has generously committed to donating another beautiful item of diamond jewelry for this event.  People often ask, “What can I do to help abused children?”  The best answer is “support, however you can what we do.”  All of our services to these children and the agencies involved in the investigation and protection of children are at no cost to them.  These children are the foundation of your communities.  Do whatever you can to strengthen the foundation where it’s needed most.  Those not behind the scenes have no idea what it means to them.

Based on our 2012 statistics, the majority of the children seen at the Advocacy Center are present for sexual abuse, are female, under the age of 10 with a male offender, over the age of 18.  The offender is most often a natural parent or other relative.  These cases are done in secret, without witness or physical evidence, making them extremely hard to investigate.  At the very least the Advocacy Center wants to see these children obtain resiliency and cope with these often traumatic events.  Your support allows the Advocacy Center to provide counseling and other services for these victims at no cost to the child and family.

Please help us continue these services for these children by attending (or donating) to our event, investing in your community.  Social hour is between 5:00-6:00 p.m., dinner is at 6:00 p.m., with dancing and a live auction of themed gift baskets to follow.  Tickets will be available for purchase at Lauhoff Jewelry in Trenton & Chillicothe, Chillicothe Country Club or The Children's Advocacy Center at 906 Main Street in Trenton, MO. For more information or to donate a themed basket to be auctioned off, call 660-359-2874 for Stacy.