Project Description


Carousel Child Advocacy Center is called to aid child survivors of abuse and neglect, and their families in the everyday work that we do, whether it is through victim support, medical services and forensic interviews, therapeutic services, case management, or a host of other activities that ensure that children who are survivors of abuse can heal, recover, thrive, and shine.

And that’s not all.  We are all advocates.

And most of all, we are advocates when we look into a child’s eyes, knowing that we are called to their aid, and knowing that we will answer that call.

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Carousel Child Advocacy Center is the region’s only nationally-accredited child advocacy center. Carousel Child Advocacy Center serves child survivors when there are concerns about sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, or who had witnessed a violent crime. All services are provided in a nurturing, friendly, and safe environment at no cost to a child’s family.

Only local departments of social services or law enforcement may refer a child to a child advocacy center.  If you have concerns about a child, please call your local law enforcement, call 911, or your county’s Dept of Social Services.

Carousel Child Advocacy Center is accredited by The National Children’s Alliance(NCA) and the Child Advocacy Center of North Carolina (CAC-NC).

NCA Accreditation Standards  – To ensure that all children across the U.S. served by Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) receive consistent, evidence-based interventions that help them heal from abuse, hundreds of CACs have become Accredited Members of NCA by meeting NCA’s Standards for Accredited Members and verifying their adherence to the highest standards of practice by submitting to NCA site review.

Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Carolina is an accredited state chapter of the National Children’s Alliance, the national umbrella organization for children’s advocacy centers dealing with child abuse.

Do you suspect or need to report child abuse? Click Here.

If you are a child being abused or you know a child who may be abused or neglected, please contact your local Department of Social Services or call 911 if an immediate response is needed.

You may also call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD or online to chat at

Additional resources:
The Suicide Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741
Trillium Screening Triage and Referral – 1-877-685-2415