What We Do


Our Mission is to nurture abused and neglected children through collaboration, advocacy, treatment, and prevention.

We are a child-oriented facility, which serves as a centralized location for interviewing and examining children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse.
Our main focus is the health and wellness of the child. Members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) help the child and family cope with the abuse and begin the recovery process.

The Children's Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
 

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Reporting Abuse

 

If you suspect a child is being abused, it should be reported to Medina County Job and Family Services (MCJFS) at

330.661.0800.

 

If a child is in immediate danger, please call 911.

 

The longer abuse continues, the greater the potential for serious and long-term emotional and psychological difficulties are for the child. 





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This is a short list of our most frequently asked questions.

For more information about the Children's Center of Medina County or if you need support, please contact us at 330.764.8891.


What is The Children's Center of Medina County (CCMC) ?

The Children's Center of Medina County (CCMC), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit agency that serves as a centralized location for interviewing and examining children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse.  

The CCMC also provides a family friendly home-like environment for children in foster care to remain connected with their families during their time of separation.

Why is the CCMC Important?

The criminal justice system, primarily designed for adult perpetrators not child victims, can often lack coordination between police, prosecution, mental health and medical agencies. Before The Children's Center of Medina County (CCMC), children were often re-victimized through repetitive interviews due to each agency's independent process.

This unnecessary process led to duplicate efforts between the various departments while also making the information more complex for the child's case. The Center helps overcome these problems by reducing child trauma and enhancing the investigation, resulting in improved lives for child victims and a higher number of convictions for offenders. 

Who Does the CCMC Serve?

Since The Children’s Center opened in 2007, we have nurtured 9,000 children ages birth to 18 years in Medina County through the programs we offer our community.

These include the Child Advocacy Center, Community Outreach, Prevention, Human Trafficking and Foster Care Visitation.

During this past year, we were able to help 1,897 children and 1,793 adults in Medina County with our programs, passionate staff, volunteers, partners, team members and Board of Directors.  

With the support from our donors and team; we will continue helping the community.

Are Clients Charged for Services?

The CCMC is a non-profit charitable organization reliant on donations from the community to provide these vital services.  

All of these services provided to the clients (child and non-offending family members) are at no cost to the families because of the CCMC’s generous donors!

Where Are You Located?

We are located at 200 Highland Drive, Medina, Ohio 44256
Phone: 330.764.8891     Fax: 330.764.8893
 
If you are traveling from the Square: you will take North Court about 6 blocks, turn left on Highland Court (Corner of Walgreens/Towne Auto Sales)  The road will turn into Highland Drive at the bend. We are just past Nottingham Court Apartments, in the first ranch house on the left hand side.  It is a yellow and brick single family home with a large yard.

Are There Similar Center in Ohio or in the US?

There are 795 advocacy centers throughout the country.

Currently there are only 29 child advocacy centers in Ohio, with the Children's Center of Medina County (CCMC) proudly being one of the 25 Accredited Members of the NCA child advocacy centers established in the state.

Sadly, Medina County is among the 28 counties out of the 88 counties in Ohio that do have a child advocacy center.

How Do I Learn More About CCMC?

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What if I Suspect Child Abuse or Neglect?

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, please call the Medina County Abuse Hotline at 330.661.0800 or for immediate assistance dial 911.

For outside of Medina County, you may contact the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (24453)

How Can I Become Involved with the CCMC?

Click Here to learn more about how you can make a difference at The Children's Center of Medina County (CCMC)  and in the lives of abused children in Medina County. 

Everyone can have an impact! Whether it is donating to CCMC, working or volunteering with us, joining a committee, sharing your voice, or attending an event, there are many ways and many reasons to help the Children’s Center of Medina County.

What our volunteers and donors have in common is devotion for children and their safety. Each has made a personal choice about how they can do the most good. No matter how you choose to contribute, your involvement will be cherished and will gain many rewards.

 

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