Children who have been victims of abuse need people who care for them as people, not as case files. Children and their families receive this care and concern at the Macon County Child Advocacy Center.

Here is a safe child-friendly place where children are interviewed. They find a home-like atmosphere, away from the cold intimidating walls of the police station.

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Real Dads Rock

Decatur Memorial Hospital

  • April 22, 2014
  • May 29, 2014
  • July 1, 2014
  • August 7, 2014

St. Mary's Hospital

  • April 17, 2014
  • June 12, 2014
  • August 21, 2014

REAL DADS ROCK class will be held at DMH from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m and at St.Mary's from 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. This is a one time class on quieting a crying baby, having fun with your new child, bathing and feeding basics, etc. At Decatur Memorial in TBA and now at St. Mary's Hospital in The Forum. Call 422-6294 for information or to register!

Nurturing Parents Program

April 8, 2014

SERIES of 19 classes that help parents who want to become more nurturing, have a happier family life and become the best parents possible. Class is designed for parents with children ages 0-5.

Call 422-6294 for more information or to register. Class size is limited and registration is required.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Help us strengthen families and keep kids safe by wearing a child abuse prevention message for everyone to see. Make a donation to the Friends of the Macon County Child Advocacy Center and wear out Child Abuse Prevention T-shirt every Friday in April and more days if you can!


Our goal is to get these shirts out into the community! We ask employers to promote this campaign by purchasing shirts for their employees or encouraging individuals to purchase their own and wear the shirts to work.

Community T-Shirt Order Form Community T-Shirt Order Form (530 KB)

Cash or check ONLY to Friends of the Macon County Child Advocacy Center

You may e-mail orders to malloryc4kids@aol.com, fax them to 217-422-6590 or stop by or mail them to our office.

Learn Possible Signs and Report Abuse Learn Possible Signs and Report Abuse (148 KB)

What Can You Do? What Can You Do? (109 KB)



New Location

1990 N. Water
Decatur, IL 62526

(Corner of Water & Garfield)

Reporting Abuse

DCFS Hotline
or contact local law enforcement.

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Macon County Child Advocacy Center is an accredited member of the National Children's Alliance.


We need your help! Simply use our search tool, shop online, or make a monetary donation. Every single donation helps.

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About Our Programs

Our programs strive to ensure that each child's needs are the priority, not the needs of law enforcement, medical providers, attorneys, caseworkers or other systems. The Center serves children and families in both Macon and Piatt Counties.

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