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Madison County Child Advocacy Center

101 E. Edwardsville Road
Wood River, IL 62095
(618) 296-5390
(618) 296-5380, fax 

Thank you for your interest in the Madison County Child Advocacy Center (CAC). The CAC provides professional intervention and supportive services to fight child abuse. Most importantly, the CAC provides a safe haven for children to talk about the physical or sexual abuse they may have experienced and to help in limiting the number of times a child has to be interviewed. Before the CAC opened, a child who was a victim or witnessed a violent crime would often be interviewed by 8 to 12 different people before the case went to trial. Because of the CAC, abused children no longer have to endure such a strenuous interviewing process and authorities are better able to prosecute abuse cases.

Our Mission

The mission of the Madison County Child Advocacy Center is to provide a professional and child-friendly environment to assist in the investigation of allegations of child abuse, provide access to services and treatment for victims and their families and raise awareness within the community.

Board of Directors: 

The Advisory Board is the governing board for the CAC and is tasked with oversight, supervision and policy creation for the operation of the CAC.  The Friends Board is a 501c3 non-profit created to support the mission of the CAC through fundraising and community awareness.

Please click on board member names for biography information.


William A. Mudge, Chairman 

Ben Akers 
John D. Lakin                   

Jason Weiss 

Jennifer Mudge 

Stephen Nonn 

Michael O'Neill 

Amy M. Gabriel

Stacy Short 

Thomas D. Gibbons
Mark Doiron
Melissa Edwards
Mike Fillback
Kim Wilks


Travis Widman, Chairman
Ben Akers
Amy Gabriel
Chris Conrad 
Gayle A. Frey 
Kim Wilks


help us help children
Madison County Child Advocacy Center
101 E. Edwardsville Road
Wood River, IL 62095
Phone: (618) 296-5390
Fax: (618) 296-5380

Child Abuse Hotlines

National Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)

Illinois Hotline
1-800-25-ABUSE (252-2873)



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