Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center
“We show kids who’ve been sexually abused that they deserve to be happy and help them see how. We teach them that just because they were used – doesn’t mean they are used up.”
~ Mark Roe
Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center is a not for profit comprehensive multidisciplinary team serving child victims of sexual or physical abuse in Snohomish County, Washington. Law enforcement, child protective services, medical, victim advocacy, prosecution, and mental health agencies all work together to provide the best possible services to children and their families victimized by sexual or physical abuse.
Dawson Place provides comfort for children caught up in a chaotic situation by welcoming them into a child friendly setting that promotes healing. Children and families benefit from having a single point of contact with many agencies in one place. Intervention and treatment in child abuse cases is strengthened as a result of having many disciplines working together toward common goals, which include support and services for the child and holding offenders accountable.
There is a significant need for comprehensive services for child abuse victims. One in four girls and one in six boys will be victims of sexual abuse during their childhood. This means that in Snohomish County, there are potentially 43,000 children in need of intervention and treatment. Dawson Place seeks to address this issue by utilizing an efficient and child-centered services and treatment model.
Since opening our doors in 2006, we have cared for over 7,000 abused children birth to 18 years old. And in just seven years, Dawson Place has gone from opening its doors to being “one of the best Child Advocacy Centers in the nation”, according to the recently completed national re-accreditation process, conducted by the National Children’s Alliance (NCA). The accreditors were highly impressed with our skilled staff, carefully-coordinated and integrated services, and the quality of care received by abuse victims and their families.
1509 California Street
Everett, Washington 98201
Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center is a registered 501(c)(3) organization in Washington State. Donations may be tax deductible, please consult your tax advisor. Tax ID #27-0627714