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

Our programs include Child Advocacy Center, Family Visitation Center and Anti - Human Trafficking Awareness.

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



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. 

Feb 9, 2018

The Children's Center of Medina County, Hope & Healing Battered Women's Shelter, and the Medina SPCA are working to increase awareness about the connection between Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Abuse. 

See Rhonda Wurgler, Executive Director of The Children’s Center of Medina County, and Brittany Paliswat, Services Manager for The Battered Women’s Shelter, share information on the connection between child abuse, animal abuse, and domestic violence on Channel 19 News from the 6:15-8:45 minute marks. 

In Medina County during an average year:

4,000 calls are received related to child abuse, animal abuse, or domestic violence.
500 child abuse cases are opened.
80 people seek almost 4,000 nights of shelter.
100 animal cruelty or neglect cases are opened.

One study found that animals were abused in
88% of the homes in which a child was abused.
Another study found that
83% of families reported for animal abuse also had children at high risk of abuse or neglect.

SPCA officers are sometimes the first to identify possible child abuse or neglect in a home. "Our officers recognize situations where many types of suffering are taking place, and know what resources to contact" Tracey Miller, SPCA Shelter Manager told the group during the launch of Abuse Awareness Month on February 1 at the Medina County SPCA.
Posted by Kristen Minichello on February 9, 2018 at 3:00 PM


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