Safelight operates a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center in Henderson County where children and their families are provided crisis intervention due to abuse.
  • First Nationally Child Alliance accredited CAC in NC (1990)
  • A coordinated community effort to provide a one and done interview for children and nonoffending guardians to reduce trauma for a child telling their story at multiple locations and days. Services children who have been had abuse, neglect or exploitation.
  • Forensic interviews offering: Legally sound, Developmentally sensitive, Audio and video recorded, Conducted by a trained, neutral professional)
  • Comprehensive child medical exams by Onsite AdventHealth PA: Child friendly, Non-invasive, Forensic evaluations, Diagnostic testing, Coordinated referrals to pediatrician, pediatric specialists, Drug screening for drug endangered children, etc.
  • AdventHealth Onsite Partner
  • Expert and fact testimony in DSS and criminal court
  • Coordinate multidisciplinary case reviews
  • Advocacy case management
  • Referrals for mental health and community services
  • Professional and community outreach and education
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Examples
    Child Advocacy Team
    CAC Advocacy Team photo take at AdventHealth
    AdventHealth Physician Assistants
    CAC Waiting Room
    CAC Waiting Room

    Success Story

    Coming to the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) has changed our lives. There was a lot of abuse that I was unaware of, and all it took was for one of my children to disclose something that had happened to them a while ago.

    From there, my three other children were also able to talk about some of the similar abuse that they have experienced. I am glad that we are now getting the help that we need. Coming to the CAC was our first step towards our healing. My kids were able to speak with someone about the abuse they had gone through, following a medical exam.

    The process was a lot easier than I expected, the staff made us feel cared for and safe. Through Safelight, my children and I are able to receive counseling services and advocacy, this had all been completely free to us. I am thankful that a place like this exist for families and children who are survivors of any type of abuse.

    Author: anonymous

    Located at:

    317 N Washington St
    Hendersonville, NC

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    Multidisciplinary Team Members

    2023-2024 Annual Sponsors:

    Stuller Power Solutions
    Champion Comfort Experts
    Advent Health
    Relocate 828
    Dunlap Construction
    Horizon Heat and Air
    Southern Alarm
    UNC Health Pardee logo

    Funded By:

    Governors Crime Commission
    Council For Women
    Family Violence Prevention Services Program
    United Way
    Hunter Hometown Foundation
    Mary Kay Foundation

    Memberships and Affiliations:

    NCCASA Member
    NCCADV Member
    NCA Accredited Member
    Charity Navigator Safelight Page
    Impact Health logo and website link