What does it mean to bear hope for a child who has been sexually abused? When you become a member of the Bearing Hope Society, you bear hope by ensuring that services are provided to children in need. Your membership supports proven, expert care.
Members receive regular updates, invitations to Memphis CAC special events, and access to Bearing Hope Society gatherings. Contact Su Hartline at 901-888-4359 or shartline [at] MemphisCAC [dot] org for details.
How your Bearing Hope Society membership helps kids
$25,000: Keeps CAC doors open for one week
Our campus is the headquarters for Shelby County’s Child Protection Investigation Team. The team includes Memphis CAC staff plus representatives from 14 partner agencies. Together, the team responds to reported child sexual abuse and other severe abuse. The child-friendly CAC is a central location for families to get the help they need after reported abuse.
$5,000: Covers the cost of forensic interviews for a typical week (24 interviews)
Every year, we provide forensic interviews to 1,000 children after reported abuse. These fact-finding interviews give children a safe, private environment to tell their truth in their own words.
$1,000: Provides 8 therapy sessions for one child
Our therapists use a nationally recognized model shown to help children resolve trauma. Kids learn that abuse does not define them—and that it wasn’t their fault. Non-offending parents learn how to keep their children safe and emotionally healthy into the future.
WHO BELONGS TO THE BEARING HOPE SOCIETY?
Our vision: a community where children are safe, families are strong, and victims become children again.