Our center serves as a voice and an advocate for children throughout Genesee and Shiawassee Counties.

Voices for Children Advocacy Center serves


Child survivors of abuse and neglect and their families (including human trafficking)


With prevention for children in Genesee and Shiawassee Counties


Advocacy for the well-being of the child.

Voices for Children Advocacy Center works to intervene the alarming number of children who are survivors of abuse by educating, empowering, and enlightening the community, school-aged children, and parents about prevention factors. Voices for Children leads the community in responding to victims of child abuse violence and works to break the cycle of abuse via prevention, and intervention programming, as well as community education. Voices for Children is dedicated to building healthy relationships and provides a continuum of services for persons of all ages who have been, or are at risk of being, victims of child abuse or neglect. Our agency's model is grounded in a strengths-based, empowerment philosophy and incorporates best practices and evidence-based strategies.

All of our services are completely free to the family. Voices for Children Advocacy Center creates a vital link between community services and survivors of child abuse.

Our Mission

Voices for Children Advocacy Center is dedicated to serving child survivors of abuse, and their families, in Genesee and Shiawassee Counties and enhancing the lives of all children through treatment, education, and by increasing community awareness.

Our Vision

Shining a light so all children are empowered, and all families are thriving.

Our Philosophy

Voices for Children is rooted in a philosophy of empowerment and is actively promoting the growth and success of survivors of child physical and sexual abuse, human trafficking, neglect, and witness to violence. The center is working to mitigate power imbalances between survivors and abusers. This is accomplished through partnership, warm-handoff referrals for additional resources, and education. Voices for Children's clients are treated with respect and services are delivered in thoughtful and intentional ways that uphold survivor dignity. Barrier reduction is critical to ensuring survivors successfully connect with the resources and services necessary to make impactful and long-term changes. Systemic change is achieved as Voices for Children partners and brings together a multidisciplinary team of stakeholders to assess and improve systems impacting survivors.

Amp up their Voices

Human Trafficking, child sexual abuse, and exploitation are painful realities to face, and far too common across Genesee and Shiawassee counties. Voices for Children is dedicated to giving survivors high-quality services on their path to healing and justice. With contributions from everyday heroes like you, we can amplify the voices of these survivors. Make a difference with your donation today.

Support Voices for Children with Swag!

Get ready for this years' Wear Blue Day with our Voices for Children Swag - Every Child Matters. Head to our store to get your T-shirts or hoodies today!

Wear Blue Day raises awareness of the prevalence of child abuse and neglect while honoring victims, survivors, and those we've lost.

Updated Resource Library!

Browse over 500 titles in Voices for Children's updated resource library, available to families receiving services, as well as our multidisciplinary team. This collection is dedicated to empowering families with access to support and education. Visit our library and search for topics including abuse, body safety, diversity & inclusion, grief & loss, and much more. Call our family advocates to learn more or reserve a book today.

Non-Discrimination Notice & Equal Opportunity

Voices for Children Advocacy Center, and its service providers, are dedicated to providing safe, consistent, and culturally informed services. Voices for Children does not discriminate against any individual seeking services on the basis of race, citizenship/status, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, orientation, disability, political affiliation, or beliefs.

If you believe that Voices for Children has failed to provide these services, or discriminated in another way, on the basis of race, citizenship/status, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, orientation, disability, political affiliation, or beliefs, You may submit your complaint to the local Equal Opportunity Officer:

Mr. Danis Russell, Voices for Children Board Member

420 W 5th Ave, Flint, MI 48503

Email: drussell@genhs.org

Or you may file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged incident with:

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights - Detroit Office

Cadillac Place, 3054 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 3-600
Detroit, MI 48202
Toll-Free phone number: 800-482-3604

Email: MDCRServiceCenter@michigan.gov

No individual, organization, or agency, may discharge or retaliate in any manner against any person that has filed a complaint, instituted any proceeding, testified, or is about to testify, in any proceeding or investigation, or has provided information or assisted in an investigation.

Meet Daphne - Canine Advocate

Say hello to Daphne! She may be the quietest member of our team, but she sure has the loudest "voice" when it comes to bringing comfort to the people we work with in the community. She is our Canine Companion and is so much more than just an adorable 5 year old Black Labrador/Golden Retriever hybrid dog. Daphne is a smile-maker, sadness-taker, joyful-spirit and fearless-friend who loves giving kisses, chasing squirrels, and hunting for sticks.

Daphne joined Voice for Children in 2017 to accompany children in forensic interviews, support groups, court proceedings, medical exams and other events throughout the community. She has touched many lives, comforted several children, and brings incredible happiness to everyone she meets. Be sure to visit with Daphne when you visit Voices for Children. You won't regret it!