Stewards of Children

Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children.

 

For more information click here.


Active Parenting and Teens in Action

Active Parenting Publishers has provided award-winning, video-based parenting and teen classes since 1983. The Center has created a trauma informed version of the programs that provide parents and teens with information and support after a traumatic experience.

For more info click the Education-Group Programs tab.

A Child Advocacy Center

We are a Child Advocacy Center, promoting healing and justice for children who are victims of violence and sexual abuse while striving to make the community safer through prevention, education, and advocacy.
 
We Value
Compassion . . . Integrity . . . Mutual Respect
 
In Mesa County, more than 350 children are subjected to sexual or physical abuse each year. The Western Slope Center for Children (the Center) is an accredited child advocacy center dedicated to reducing the trauma of abuse and neglect for children and their non-offending family members and caregivers.  The Center provides a neutral, child and family friendly facility and assists in the coordination and facilitation of the multiple professional agencies that are involved in the complexities of child sexual abuse cases, physical abuse cases, and witnesses to violence.  The Center also provides direct, supportive services to child victims and their non-offending family members.
 

Our new Capital Campaign and how you can help!


By now you may have heard that we have launched our Capital Fund-raising Campaign to complete our new facility.

With the number of reported cases of sexual abuse increasing and our previous limited space, The Center Board and staff were restricted on the type and quality of services or services we could provide.  

Our new home at 2350 G Road allows us to coordinate meetings with agencies, provide advocacy and on-site mental health services, ensure legally sound interviews and proper forensic examinations, and facilitate education and community referrals.

With our expanded facility and renovations, The Center has a therapy wing as well as a warm and private environment that provides a safe space for children and families to begin their recovery. However, we need your help to complete many modifications to serve families we help on their path to healing. This Information Sheet will give you more details.

You can see the recent story at The Daily Sentinel, which highlights more of the plans for our future.

If you would like to explore donation options or learn more about how The Center provides children and families with the support needed to begin the healing process, please call us at 970-245-3788. We would love to tell you more!



IF YOU SUSPECT ABUSE
CALL 970-242-1211
OR DIAL 911

If you suspect child abuse - or if a child tells you about abuse - making a report is very important! You cannot get into trouble or lose your job for making a report that turns out to be unfounded if you had good intentions when you made the report.

Click here to learn more.

All calls remain anonymous.
Reports of known or suspected child abuse or neglect should be made immediately to the Mesa County Department of Human Services Child Protection Hotline at (970) 242-1211 or a local law enforcement agency at 911.

Click here to learn more.