The problem of child abuse is not insurmountable. Every day we see children who have lived through terrible abuse or who have witnessed terrifying violence, reclaim their childhood. We rely on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations  to provide our critical services -- at no charge to children and families in need.​

Because of our supporters, we are able to help child abuse victims heal, and help law enforcement take dangerous child predators off of our streets!

Real Heroes Don't Wear Capes

STERK FAMILY LAW - Dinner Sponsor
October 9, 2019 • 5:30 PM - Cocktails (Cash Bar), 6:00 PM - Dinner & Program • Joliet Golf Club • Get Tickets Here

Featuring Scott Cross, who broke his four-decade silence to courageously testify that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert molested him.

Our founder/board chair Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow invites you to a special evening with emcee Scott Slocum, honoring those who have gone above and beyond for children who have endured physical and sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, child pornography, neglect, and exposure to violence.

Founder’s Awards

  • ED CZERKIES (POSTHUMOUSLY)
  • CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY - Scott Paddock, President/CEO
  • JOHN BAYS, Owner & President, Bays Investment Corporation

Glen Marcum Selfless Dedication to Community Service Award

  • LARRY WALSH- Will County Executive

MDT Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • DET. SHAWN FILIPIAK - Joliet Police Department
  • ROSA FRIAS - Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
  • MARY FILLIPITCH - Will County State's Attorney's Office

Men Who Cook Heroes - Cooks, Sponsors, Planning Committee Members, & Volunteers

Heroic Volunteerism Award

  • ALAN & NANCY NOWACKI - Nowacki Insurance

Heroic Service Awards

  • PLAINFIELD JUNIOR WOMAN’S CLUB- Kristen Robertson, President
  • JOLIET TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL - Dr. Mike Hanson, Joliet Central H.S. Key Club, and Joliet West H.S. Students of Service Club

Heroic Philanthropy Awards

  • CITGO LEMONT REFINERY- Dennis Willig, Plant Manager
  • ANIMAL CARE CENTER OF SHOREWOOD - Dr. Tony Kremer & Dr. Robert Buchanan

Heroic Action Awards

  • MAYOR JIM HOLLAND - Village of Frankfort
  • LAURIE SUMMERS- Will County Board, Dist. 1

Corporate Partnership Program

An important way to weave your corporate interest with the needs of the children in our community by supporting child-centered programs which will touch your heart, meet your social mission, and reward your company with recognition.

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Individual Donation

Your financial gift can make a profound difference in changing a child’s life. Join us in the fight against child abuse with a generous donation.

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In-Kind Wish List

When individuals or groups donate items on our wish list, we are able to divert more funds into critical services for the children we serve.

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Planned Giving

Leave a lasting legacy at the Will County Children's Advocacy Center by making contributions through Planned Giving.

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Men Who Cook

September 7 2019 · 6-9 PM · Chicagoland Speedway
A fun and casual tasting event featuring 50+ local men serving up bite-sized samples of their favorite dishes for public judging to support the Will County Children's Advocacy Center's programs providing hope, healing and justice for abused children.

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Vehicle Donation

Wondering what to do with your used car, truck or other vehicle? Donating your old vehicle to the Will County Children's Advocacy Center, is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction.

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