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lifehouse child advocacy Center

303 S. Kansas Avenue, # 2
Topeka, KS 66603
(785) 232-5433


General Email:

Primary CAC

Kelly Stephens, Executive Director


Mission Statement: To provide and coordinate services for victims of violent crime.
CAC Operations Began:
Organizational Model:
Independent Non-Profit

Counties Served in Official Service Area:

Service Area Population /  Community Characteristics:

150,000 - 250,000
Average Number of Children Receiving Core CAC Services:

151–200 annually
Ages of Children Served:

2.5–18 years
Case Criteria:
Allegations of Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Child Witness to Violence. Referrals accepted from Law Enforcement, SRS, District Attorney’s Office

Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office
Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office
Topeka Police Department
Social and Rehabilitation Services – Northeast Region
Stormont-Vail Health Center
Private Practice Psychologist

Core Program Components/Services: Cases Reviewed by MDT
Forensic Interviews
Victim Advocacy
Linkage with Mental Health Partner Agency
Linkage with Medical Partner Agency
Case Tracking

Additional Services:
Court Advocacy/Accompaniment
Community Education on Child Abuse
Medical Exam/Hospital Accompaniment
Training for Partner Agency Professionals

Facility Information: Prairie Advocacy Center resides in a suite of offices within the Shawnee County Family Resource Center. Rooms include a family waiting area, interview/observation room and case conference area.

Annual CAC Budget:

$100,001 - $250,000
Funding Sources: Private Foundations/Trusts
Government Grants (State/Federal)
Special Events