Our mission is to restore dignity, hope, and trust to children traumatized by abuse and neglect.

As the only Children’s Advocacy Center in Bexar County, we provide expert care and specialized services to children and adolescents  who have been traumatized by abuse, neglect, or sexual abuse.

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Why is our mission so critical?

Because the statistics are staggering:

  • 1 in 10 children in United States will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.  With 7.4 million children living in Texas, these statistics translate to 740,000 child sexual abuse victims in our state.
  • San Antonio continues to have the highest proportionate rate of confirmed child abuse cases of all major, metropolitan Texas cities.

How many confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect were reported in the San Antonio area last year?

5867

Illustrating increase from 2017.*

*Texas Department of Family Protective Services Stats Book 2018

Last year, 9 children in Bexar County died due to child abuse and neglect.*

ChildSafe: Together, We’re Making a Difference

Before ChildSafe was established, a child’s outcry of abuse didn’t necessarily mean the hurt was over.

For many young victims, it often meant the beginning of a stressful, scary, and difficult journey through the adult-minded criminal and civil justice systems, often times having to tell their story over and over again.

Due to the complex nature of these cases, our systems require the involvement of many different professionals to investigate, intervene, and prosecute.

ChildSafe provides a safe, child-friendly environment where  a multi-disciplinary team works together to create a unique plan to help each individual and family traumatized by abuse heal, as well as work to bring perpetrators to justice.

Our services statistics for July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019:

510
Average Clients Served Monthly
6,119
Total Served
30,005
Total Individuals Trained

Read more about ChildSafe’s most recent activities and progress from our leader:

ChildSafe History

The whole setting of the center was very comforting and relaxing. The staff members are great in greeting and making the experience a lot less stressful and nerve racking.

ChildSafe Client

Everyone was awesome and had good and positive attitudes, things a child needs when being under pressure.

ChildSafe Client