Breaking the Cycle of Abuse, One Child at a time
The Children's Advocacy Center, Estrella's House was established in the year 2000 in tribute to Estrella Rojas, a victim of child abuse whose life ended tragically. Estrella's memory is kept alive by helping and treating the children who are victims of abuse. Since the Center opened, over 13,000 child abuse victims have been helped.
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County is dedicated to promoting awareness and providing resources for children and families affected by abuse and neglect. In the United States, 13,700 children are abused or neglected each day. Of that number, 5 children will die as a result of the abuse. Child abuse and neglect is not an isolated occurrence. It happens every single day in your own community. It may even be happening to a child you know.
We believe that no child should ever be subject to the pain of abuse or the lasting emotional trauma it leaves behind. Our mission is to reduce the emotional trauma of child abuse victims by facilitating a multidisciplinary team approach, which supports the prevention of child abuse through community education and promotes the effective prosecution of those who perpetrate crimes against children.
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo provides support and assistance with:
- Child Forensic Interviews
- Child Forensic Evaluations and Assessments
- Providing A Family Advocate and a Crime Victim Liaison
- Crisis Intervention
- Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
- Mental Health Services
- Prevention, Education and Outreach Programs
On this website, you will find information about our organization, news and information about child abuse, recognizing the signs of abuse and how to get help for victims. You can also help support our organization and the fight against abuse and neglect by making a monetary donation or by donating any of the special items on our wish list.