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Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center provides information and services for domestic violence, child abuse and more.

Empowering individuals. Educating the community. Advocating for justice.

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Patricia’s Story

For domestic violence survivor Patricia, DVCAC’s Justice System Advocacy program was not only transformational, it was literally life-saving. She grew up in a loving family, lived in Gates Mills, attended the University of Akron and was a special education teacher for 30 years. When she fell in love with the wrong person, she nearly lost her life. She was verbally and emotionally abused, beaten severely and left to die. Patricia was scared but determined to survive. With the help of DVCAC’s Justice System Advocacy program she found the courage to face her abuser in court and helped send her batterer...

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Domestic violence and child abuse affects us all

1 in 3


experience sexual assault or domestic violence at some point in their lives.

1 in 6


have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime

1.5 million


in high school nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year



were confirmed to be victims of abuse or neglect annually

DVCAC reaches over 37,000 men, women and children each year in the Cleveland area

We could not do it without support from the community. Help us help others.