“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

— Nelson Mandela

Annual Back to School Backpack Drive

Each year the Children’s Advocacy Center Foundation collects back-to-school backpacks and school supplies to help families in need. Many of the children and families the Children’s Advocacy Center lack the resources to purchase much needed school supplies. As a community, let’s come together to make a child’s day brighter and school year great!

Donations can be dropped off or mailed to: 

Children’s Advocacy Center Foundation 701 North Pecos Road, Building K-1 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

Items Needed:

Backpacks (new only)

Glue Sticks

No. 2 Pencils

Pencil Erasers (pink or white)

Colored Markers

Pencil Sharpeners w/ Cover Crayons (min. 8 basic colors)

Pencil Boxes

Colored Pencils

Loose Leaf Wide-Ruled Paper Student Scissors

Twelve (12″) Inch Rulers Pocket Sized Hand Sanitizer

Community Closet

Established in November 2020, the CACF’s Community Closet and Food Pantry program was created to address the immediate needs of child abuse victims and their families.

Conveniently located onsite, the Closet offers a comprehensive array of essential items to help families in distress, particularly those without access to transportation, for whom securing basic necessities can be challenging and stressful. This program aims to alleviate the burden on families seeking safety and healing in the aftermath of a disclosure of abuse.

The Closet supplies non-perishable food, hygiene, household cleaning items, arts and craft kits, toys, blankets, journals, and door alarms for situations where the suspected perpetrator still resides within the home. Additionally, the Closet fulfills special requests, for gas and grocery store gift cards, shoes, and other clothing. Given current inflation, demand for the types of items provided through the Closet have been on the rise. It is estimated the Closet will serve over 1,450 individuals (totaling 350 families) and 250 sex-trafficked youth in 2023.


For a complete list of items needed, please click the button below


The CACF created the #VegasHeals program to ensure that disadvantaged children and families who can’t afford them had access to critical mental health services. #VegasHeals ensures that child abuse and neglect victims receive the continuum of care necessary to heal from their trauma. The goal of #VegasHeals is to improve overall outcomes by not only treating the child but treating and strengthening the entire family unit.

Many of the families we serve lack the resources needed to support their recovery, and monetary stress is the last thing a family should be concerned about during a crisis of abuse. When a disclosure is made, the entire family unit is affected — siblings who witnessed the abuse or neglect, the non-offending parent who needs support to maintain a safe environment going forward, and other primary caretakers who need psychoeducation to help support the child victim.

#VegasHeal funds individual therapy and victim and non-offending parent group sessions free of charge. Since its launch in March 2021, #VegasHeals has provided over 1,305 hours of mental health care to approximately 228 individuals (primary victims, siblings, and non-offending parents).