About Us

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County (CACHC) was established as a private, non-profit agency in 1991 to provide a safe and caring environment for hurting children to receive the services they need in one comprehensive facility. We help victims become children again and lead normal, healthy, productive lives, thereby breaking the cycle of abuse. While we are not a residential facility, the CACHC is uniquely designed to serve children who have experienced the unimaginable.

CACHC is nationally-accredited by the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) and provides forensic interviews, medical examinations, therapy, and family advocacy, which are offered at no charge to children referred by the Department of Children’s Services or law enforcement. The CACHC also provides community education programs to parents, educators, and youth-serving professionals, as well as children’s groups.

The CACHC facilitates the teamwork essential for effective intervention and healing and is essentially the "child's office" - a location where all professionals and agencies responsible for investigating and providing services can provide a coordinated response on a child's developmentally appropriate level. This prevents the potential re-victimization of the child by requiring the child to travel to many different locations to be interviewed and served by many different adult "strangers."

help. hope. healing.

CACHC Board of Directors


  • Jeff Sikes, Chair
  • Michelle Holland, Vice Chair, Finance
  • Jennie Hobbs, Vice Chair, Human Resources
  • Heather Brewster, Vice Chair, Fund Development
  • Jay Helton, Secretary
  • Amy Gouger, Treasurer


  • Gary Behler
  • Kristin Bell
  • Roger Brown
  • Jennifer Cooper
  • Molly Cooper
  • Nina Coppinger
  • Lynn Cross
  • Jay Dale
  • Todd Dockery
  • Carla Donina
  • Irv Ginsburg
  • Cindy Huth
  • Katie Larue
  • Ellis Lord
  • Pam McKenney

Honorary Lifetime Member

  • Emmy Haney, Lifetime Member

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