2020 and 2021 brought tremendous cuts (64%) to victim service funding. Small agencies like the Children’s Advocacy Center of Portage County (CAC), operating with a very conservative team of 5, are especially vulnerable to large grant cuts in funding. Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Jo Woodward Solem Foundation the CAC is thriving despite these significant funding cuts! The Jo Woodward Solem Foundation has contributed over $140,000 in the last 2 years alone!

The CAC has also obtained additional grant funding to allow for several big upgrades to the center and ultimately services, including: state of the art forensic interview equipment, electronic records, a new website build, a new logo, outreach materials, new equipment, and some incredible training opportunities! These upgrades would never be possible without the generosity of the Jo Woodward Solem Foundation.

The CAC has honored the foundation with a CAC Board Proclamation, and the naming of the CAC Family Room! Every family that engages in CAC services will know and benefit from the tremendous support of the Jo Woodward Solem Foundation! Thank you!