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Childrens Advocacy Center of Bristol County

 58 Arch Street
 Fall River, MA 02724
[P] (508) 674-6111
[F] (508) 674-6441
[email protected]
Vangy Auclair
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EIN 04-3135548

LAST UPDATED: 11/04/2015
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No


Mission StatementMORE »

To empower children and families to heal from the trauma of abuse (sexual and physical) and violence through community partnerships, education and the pursuit of justice.

Mission Statement

To empower children and families to heal from the trauma of abuse (sexual and physical) and violence through community partnerships, education and the pursuit of justice.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Income $621,283.00
Projected Expense $621,283.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Comprehensive Delivery Service

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Mission Statement

To empower children and families to heal from the trauma of abuse (sexual and physical) and violence through community partnerships, education and the pursuit of justice.

Background Statement

The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Bristol County is a private, 501c(3) non-profit agency with a mission to empower children and families to heal from the trauma of abuse and violence through community partnerships, education and the pursuit of justice.

Established in 2007 in Fall River to work with families throughout Bristol County, the agency provides comprehensive forensic, health and medical, and support services to children who have been victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and witness to violence. Working closely with a number of area agencies, law enforcement, and the District Attorney’s office, the center provides direct services to children and families in communities from Easton to Fairhaven. It also reaches thousands at health fairs and other outreach forums with prevention materials, including sexual assault, personal safety, and child protection information. 

In only eight years, over  3,400 children and their families from across Bristol County have received our critical services. 

National statistics tell us that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be the victim of sexual abuse by the time they reach 18. 90% of children are sexually abused by someone they know, love and trust. National statistics also show that over 65% of parents/caretakers of child victims have been victims themselves. Our Bristol County statistics show comparable data in all these areas. However, we know that not all cases come to the agency and that childhood sexual abuse is under reported. 

Today, the Center provides services that are coordinated, housed in one location, and delivered by a team of trained staff who provide an array of services. Prior to its opening in 2007, already-traumatized families were further stressed by fragmented and sometimes far-flung services. Many of these families were not able to travel to connect with specialty services. Children were interviewed in inadequate facilities or locations not geared to children, such as police stations, hospital emergency rooms, or ill-equipped office space.  Additionally, the team was often limited to those with investigative responsibilities. There was a lack of coordinated approach to connection of families in community services, and more importantly, someone to follow up with them to ensure appropriate connection. Today’s center is highly coordinated, brighter, easy to reach, and staffed by experts in pediatric sexual abuse.

Children are interviewed in a very child-friendly location. The team includes law enforcement and child welfare experts, a specially trained sexual assault nurse examiner (who is 1 of 7 specially trained nurses in the state of Massachusetts), victim assistance professional, and a specially trained interviewer who works with the child to minimize retraumatization. The team also works to help victims to cope with longer-term effects of child sexual abuse.

Impact Statement

1. Providing child victims of abuse a soft place to fall during the investigative and healing process as a result of their victimization of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or witness to violence.
2. Building relationships with child serving professionals throughout our county emphasizing the "child first" doctrine.
3. Child abuse awareness and education provided more widely to students, school teachers, clinicians, and other professionals in the school and child-serving settings. 

Needs Statement

1.  Expansion of Development staff support
2.  Child abuse awareness and prevention marketing, public relations program to reach children and families. Child abuse education + awareness = prevention
5. Expanded private funding

CEO Statement

Dear Friend,

There isn't a day that you read the paper or listen to the news that you don't hear about a child being abused.  Right here, where we live and work, thousands of children have fallen victim to child sexual abuse. While these children do not make national headlines, the impact is no less devastating on these children and families. And, we know that fear, shame and secrecy result in significant numbers of unreported cases.

The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Bristol County has been helping children and their families cope with the trauma of child abuse. To date, we have cared for over 3,400 children and families.

When a child and family enter the CAC, they are welcomed by a team of highly-trained professionals who provide them with a continuum of essential services ranging from investigative, medical, therapeutic and supportive. Parents depend on our compassionate care, guidance and expertise as they navigate a difficult time in their lives. We help children reclaim their voice. Knowing that they have been heard, believed and cared about is the first step toward healing. The emotional and physiological impact of child sexual abuse can be devastating for some victims. Thankfully, we have a child-focused haven which is safe and nurturing to help kids and families begin their long journey of healing. 

We invite you to join us in providing these children and families with a renewed sense of hope and a belief that others care to help, and not hurt them. By donating today to the CAC, you will help us continue to offer children who have been abused something immeasurable…a belief that they are worthy of being cared for rather than hurt.
Thank you for supporting our vision to turn tears, fears and bruises into hope, healing and justice.
Michelle Loranger, Executive Director

Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served


Allegations and disclosures of child abuse that has occurred in any of the 20 towns and cities within Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Victims' Services
  2. Crime & Legal - Related - Child Abuse Prevention
  3. Public & Societal Benefit - Single Organization Support

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)



Comprehensive Delivery Service

interviews for sexual abuse disclosures; medical examinations; outreach and prevention initiatives; mental health capacity building
Budget  $300,000
Category  Health Care, General/Other Early Intervention & Prevention
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 
Prosecution rate has increased due to greater public awareness. Parents and children have become more aware of child abuse due to national Sandusky case.
Program Long-Term Success 
Increased number of children entering our center making sexual abuse disclosures. 30% increase in number of child victims over last fiscal year, 2012.
Program Success Monitored By 
CAC database
Examples of Program Success 
to be provided upon request

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Ms. Michelle Loranger
CEO Term Start Jan 2007
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

St. Vincent’s Home, Director of Quality Management and Director of Education Services - 9 years; Social worker for the Department of Children & Families for 11 years. Founding Executive Director of Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Assumption College in Social and Rehabilitation Services with a minor in Sociology and a Masters in Public Administration from Clark University with a concentration in non profit management.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Vangy Auclair Director of Development --
Attorney Karen Quinlan Associate Director --


Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliation Year
National Children's Alliance - Associate Member 2012
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) --
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Department of Children & Families, District Attorneys Office, Police Departments from all Bristol County towns and cities

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 7
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 6
Number of Contract Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 13
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 13
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Ms. Leslie Knowles
Board Chair Company Affiliation The Womens Center
Board Chair Term Jan 2007 -
Board Co-Chair Mr. Gregory ODonnell
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation BayCoast Bank
Board Co-Chair Term Apr 2009 -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Kevin Aquiar Community Volunteer Voting
Mary Lu Bilek Community Volunteer Voting
Elizabeth Duffy Community Volunteer Voting
Leslie Knowles Community Volunteer Voting
Pamela MacLeod Lima Community Volunteer Voting
Michelle Loranger Executive Director Voting
Hon. Lloyd Macdonald Community Volunteer Voting
Joan McFaul Community Volunteer Voting
Gregory O'Donnell Community Volunteer Voting
District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III Community Volunteer Voting
Michele Roberts Community Volunteer Voting
Silvia Rudman Community Volunteer Voting
Dennis Souza Community Volunteer Voting
Dr. Pamela Spatz Community Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 5
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions --
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Income $621,283.00
Projected Expense $621,283.00
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2013 990

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2010 990

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Audit Documents

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2009 Reviews

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IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $437,739 $654,854 $401,186
Total Expenses $388,731 $528,393 $378,244

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$53,602 -- --
Government Contributions $200,000 $199,708 $93,500
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $200,000 $199,708 $93,500
Individual Contributions $174,210 $288,987 $48,457
Indirect Public Support $5,000 $6,500 --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $437 $239 --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- $125,014
Revenue In-Kind $3,906 $159,420 $134,000
Other $584 -- $215

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $253,055 $390,160 $298,437
Administration Expense $41,206 $41,648 $34,503
Fundraising Expense $94,470 $96,585 $45,304
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.13 1.24 1.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses 65% 74% 79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 22% 20% 17%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $411,222 $370,040 $244,422
Current Assets $401,452 $353,024 $234,086
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 --
Current Liabilities $2,081 $9,907 $10,750
Total Net Assets $409,141 $360,133 $233,672

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 192.91 35.63 21.78

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's reviewed financials.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.


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