Item Donations

Lady Elk's Presents Donation

Lady Elks from Trenton Lodge #801 presented a $200 donation to the Children's Advocacy Center during a presentation given to their group Friday, February 22, 2019, at the Royal Inn Pizza Restaurant.  The funds were the result of auctioning off a wreath at their Christmas gathering.  Other items donated included comfort items (stuffed animals and cozy blankets) for after the forensic interview, crayons and coloring books that can be used during the forensic interview, pencils and notebooks for journaling for older children, and copy paper for in-house work.  These lovely ladies were a great audience.     



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.


American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation Donation

We’re a bit behind but we’d like to give a shout-out to the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation for their recent generous donation of $1,000 to assist local children reported abused in the following 12 counties: Caldwell, Carroll, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, and Sullivan. This gift came our way as a result of a donation made by our local American Family Insurance Agency in Trenton via Cara McClellan. Thank you, Cara!


Breakfast Turnout

We would like to thank everyone that came out to have breakfast with us at Washington Street and feel we had a great turnout. We were able to raise $1,171 towards services for abused children and are grateful to all those that made it possible. If you would like to take a tour of our building and gain a better understanding of what we do, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We want you to know how your dollars are spent.


Several Item Donations Received

Our Center has received several donations from local individuals that go a long way in assisting with service provision to children and families.  Items received include several blankets, small quilts, and stuffed animals for children.  These items are designed to be comfort items for the children after their initial visit.  Other items donated that keep the Center in operation are very simple supplies used in everyday operations, such as copy paper, note pads, hand soap, disinfectant wipes, envelopes, puzzle books, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and paper towels.  And our personal favorite since they are never included in our budget, post-it notes!  Items such as these are always appreciated and go a long way in helping us to keep things going.  Thanks to Green Hills Regional Planning Commission, Rhonda Johnson, the Mount Zion Children's Class, Healthy Me and You Team, Amber Shippen, and the Go & Learn Club for the most recent donation of items.

Bears Tossed For A Cause

The gift of giving!  The North Central Missouri Children's Advocacy Center received a portion of these cuddly critters to comfort children that visit our Center.  Thank you Livingston County Health Center, Chillicothe High School Leadership Class and the Chillicothe Hornets Boys Basketball Team!



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Children's Advocacy Center Receives Blanket Donations

The North Central Missouri Children's Advocacy Center received a generous donation from 8th grader Miss Macey Ward, daughter of Cheri Ward & Bill Ward, of Jamesport.  Under the guidance of FCCLA instructor Jayla Smith, soft blankets were made to be given to children that visit the Advocacy Center.  Some children present with very few belongings, an unexpected relocation, and love the opportunity to choose a blanket of their very own.  Macey had chosen child abuse as her project.  Pictured are Child Advocate DeAn Witt and Macy Ward, representing Jamesport Tri-county FCCLA.  Thank you, Macy and the FCCLA class for your thoughts generosity! 


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.