As the only resource of its kind in Mecklenburg County, Our mission is to provide a physical environment where a child's well-being is our first priority, reducing trauma and promoting healing from sexual abuse. Children of all ages come to Pat’s Place to speak with specially trained social workers about possible abuse. The Child Advocacy Center process involves a team of professionals from multiple agencies including law enforcement and child protective services. When a parent and their child arrive, they will be greeted by one of our family advocates who will guide them through the interview and medical check-up process. After the interview and medical check-up, we are here to assist parents through the legal and healing process. Our family advocates provide phone support, information and referral services, case management, court support and other assistance as needed.