Dorchester Children's Center
Children In Crisis in Dorchester County, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving abused and neglected children, and their families, from Dorchester County, and parts of Berkeley and Charleston Counties. Our Center provides a coordinated evidence-based response to child abuse that reduces trauma and provides treatment for the children and families in our community in a safe, child-focused environment.
Dorchester Children's Center is dedicated to creating communities in which children and families live free from abuse and are free to reach their full potential.
The Dorchester Children's Center (DCC), supported by Children In Crisis, is the only Children's Advocacy Center in Dorchester County. Prior to our opening, abused children had to travel to receive services from a Children's Advocacy Center. DCC opened its doors in December of 2003 and is currently performing many needed services for victims of child abuse and their families.
A Children's Advocacy Center is a place that offers coordinated, child-focused programs to aid in the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse. There are many benefits to children's advocacy centers. For the child, it decreases the fragmentation of services and minimizes the number of times the child has to tell his/her story to professionals involved in his or her case; rather than having to tell the story many different times to many different professionals in non child-friendly settings. This minimizes the trauma to the child and their families.