Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children


The Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide neutral, child-friendly forensic interviews and interagency, comprehensive assessments of alleged child sexual abuse victims.

Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, we serve the following northeast counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley.

The Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children is named after the late Dr. Bill Lewis, a long-time Fort Wayne neonatologist, whose life was dedicated to the care of and advocacy for children. The Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children serves as the voice of justice for children whose trauma has often engulfed them in silencing fear.

The standardized interview process used by our neutral fact-finding team of professionals eliminates the need for multiple interviews of the child which re-traumatizes victims. The process also helps exonerate the falsely accused.


The 6th Annual Chicken & Chops for Children fundraiser is Thursday, October 27th

There are 900 lunches available - order your meal today before they sell out! Lunches include 1/2 a High's chicken or a 9-10 oz. center-cut pork chop, and a baked potato, green beans, and bread and butter. Order 5 or more lunches and a volunteer will deliver them to you in the Fort Wayne area. Order early to ensure your meal and show your support for allged child victims of sexual abuse.

All proceeds from the 6th Annual Chicken & Chops for Children benefit the Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children, serving nine counties in northeast Indiana.

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Be a Chicken & Chops for Children Sponsor!

Check our sponsorship form for details. If you would like to sponsor Chicken for Children or have any questions, please contact Jennifer Neher at [email protected] or 260-421-5000 x2237.

Shed Light on Child Sexual Abuse - Support Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children

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The Ride for Red and Blue Knights Indiana 2 Charity Ride will collect blood and raise money for the American Red Cross and Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children. You can learn more about this charity event at the following locations:

What is child sexual abuse?

Sexual abuse is one form of child abuse. It includes a wide range of actions between a child and an adult or older child. Often, but not always, these actions involve body contact. Child sexual abuse also includes exposing one's genitals to children or pressuring them for sex. Using a child for pornography is also another form of sexual abuse.

Most sexual abusers know the child they abuse. They may be family members, friends, neighbors or babysitters. About one-third of abusers are related to the child. Most abusers are men. If you think a child may have been abused, it's important to report it, and reporting is mandatory for people such as educators, counselors, child-care providers, social workers, law enforcement members and physicians.

To report abuse, go to the Resources section above and click on the link: How to Report Child Abuse or Neglect.

Source: National Institutes of Health