The Children's Advocacy Center of Hampshire County

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This Little Light of Mine 2024 - THANK YOU!

We want to express our sincerest appreciation for all of you who participated in our This Little Light of Mine on April 11th. The rain couldn't stop us from coming together to commemorate all the children we have served in Hampshire County over the years and to reaffirm our resolve to shine a light on child abuse in our community!

The funds we raised will help to ensure child survivors in our community receive a coordinated, culturally competent, multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in our dedicated, child-friendly house.

We couldn't have done it without the support of our sponsors!

Thank you to our Constellation Sponsor!             

Bagel Buddies

Thank you to our friends at Tandem Bagel for donating all proceeds from this adorable coloring book to the Children's Advocacy Center of Hampshire County.

Stop by any Tandem Bagel store to buy one for someone special!


''Worth the Wait'' - A Book to Support the CAC!

Worth the Wait, by Lynn Scott

All proceeds for the sale of this book go to the Children's Advocacy Center of Hampshire County! We are so lucky to have such thoughtful and creative supporters. If you are interested in purchasing a copy please email or call 413.238.4264.

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Our Mission

The Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Hampshire County Inc. is based upon the fundamental premise that children have the right to be safe and protected from harm. The CAC is dedicated to minimizing secondary trauma to child victims by streamlining the handling of cases of child sexual abuse, serious child physical abuse, and child exploitation.

Through the CAC, children and families are linked to medical, mental health, victim advocacy and other services determined on a case-by-case basis. At the CAC our services are provided free of charge for as long as a child may need them.

Mandated Reporter Training

This 51A online training was designed by the Middlesex Children’s Advocacy Center in collaboration with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office to help mandated reporters:

  • Understand their legal obligations as mandated reporters
  • Recognize possible signs and symptoms of maltreatment
  • Know how to respond to a child who discloses abuse
  • Know how to file a 51A Report
  • Understand what happens after a 51A Report is filed