Child & Family
of North Central Washington
Ending child abuse by building strong families & protecting children.
When child abuse is disclosed, you may wonder where to turn, how the legal process works and how your family will be supported during an investigation. SAGE provides a child-focused, safe place for families to get help.
We work in partnership with other organizations to prevent, investigate, prosecute and treat child abuse. We serve children from birth through age 17 who are victims of suspected abuse or neglect and their families.
What is a Children's Advocacy Center?
Children & Family Advocacy centers are child-focused, child-friendly facilities which bring together all the professionals & agencies needed to offer comprehensive services to abused children in a setting where they feel safe enough to get the help needed to stop the abuse & begin the healing process.
SAGE is the only fully collaborative response agency in Chelan/Douglas Counties.
Child-friendly facilities where children and their non offending family members feel safe enough to get the help they need to stop abuse and begin the process of healing.
A center where representatives from many disciplines meet to discuss and make decisions about investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases.
Prevention and early intervention is more likely to create a lasting positive change rather than trying to address the problems later
We use a multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach which brings together all the professionals and agencies needed to offer comprehensive services; law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, mental health, the medical community and advocacy.