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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 reported child sexual abuse victims.

We are located in Fort Wayne, Indiana and serve eight counties in northeast Indiana: Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley County.

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.

 



Our Annual Chicken for Children Fundraiser will be on October 31st, 2014.


Order your meal today, before all 850 available lunches are sold out! For just $9, you will get ½ a juicy, chicken – cooked rotisserie style - along with a baked potato, creamy coleslaw, bread with butter, and a special treat card. Order 5 or more lunches and our volunteers will deliver them to you in the Fort Wayne area! Limited number of lunches available. Order early to ensure your tasty meal and show your support for child victims of alleged sexual abuse.

All proceeds from Chicken for Children benefit the Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children, serving northeast Indiana.

Download the 2014 Chicken for Children Order Form here.


Be a Chicken for Children Sponsor!

Check our sponsorship form for details.  If you would like to sponsor Chicken for Children or have any questions, please contact Leslie L. at lludwiski@cac-ac.org or 260-421-5000 x 2318.

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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:


Shed Light on Child Sexual Abuse


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






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