By definition, to cherish is to keep or cultivate with care and affection. CHERISH, as an organization, exists to advocate for children and their families who have experienced a devastating event in their lives. Their pain is great and their need for intervention, guidance and comfort is even greater than can be placed into words. The staff and dedicated multidisciplinary team at CHERISH wants you to know they are committed to providing care that gives children and families a second chance to a life free from abuse and neglect.
What to Expect
CHERISH will do everything possible to ensure your child feels safe and comforted during their visit. It is okay to reassure your child that this is a visit with people who are going to help. Share photos of our facility with them, we invite you to use this website to prepare for your visit.
CHERISH understands you have questions. What is abuse? Why is it difficult to discuss? What resources are available? All of these questions are so important and we can share answers that will help guide you before, during and after your visit. If you suspect abuse, please report. Call 800-800-5556 or 911.
“I think my visit today was helpful because I got to talk to people that will listen and understand my situation. It was a good visit. I don’t think it could get better. I think it’s everything I needed today.” – Caroline
About the Children’s Advocacy Center
We are a center of excellence, helping children, healing families and strengthening communities. The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) brings together community partners involved in child welfare to provide a compassionate, coordinated community response to child abuse and neglect in Central Indiana by offering a continuum of services from assessment to advocacy and treatment, all at one family-friendly location.