Mission Kids is a nonprofit Child Advocacy Center where a team of professionals responds to allegations of child abuse in Montgomery County.
Contact: Leslie Slingsby, MSW, LSW
502 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19403
At Mission Kids, child victims are interviewed in a centrally located, child-friendly center by a trained forensic interviewer who specializes in asking age appropriate and non-leading questions to lessen the stress of the interview process. The investigative team observes the interview in real time from a nearby room, providing them with all of the benefits of an in-person interview without subjecting the child to multiple, repetitive interviews that can re-traumatize the child.
While the interview is being conducted, the non-offending caregiver meet s with one of Mission Kids' trained Family Advocates. In addition to assuring that the family's immediate needs are met, the advocates provide referrals for medical care through the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and trauma focused mental health services through one of several providers who specialize in providing treatment to child abuse victims. All services provided at Mission Kids are designed to put the child on the road to healing faster.
Education and community outreach are the cornerstones of prevention of child abuse. Mission Kids is committed to reaching out to the diverse communities in Montgomery County to educate them about the signs of child abuse and how to protect children. By growing and expanding our educational outreach services, Mission Kids is working to empower local communities to recognize, report, and support victims of child abuse.
Support of the community is crucial to Mission Kids' continued success as we continue to provide healing and hope to the children and families we serve every day.