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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Child Advocacy Center

Partnering to help victims of child abuse

CAC factsCentraCare Health is partnering with law enforcement, child protection, county attorneys, advocates, mental health and medical professionals to ensure children receive the proper care and support during and after a child abuse investigation.

What’s unique about this? All assessment and support for the child now happens at ONE location.

In the past, children were shuffled from agency to agency and had to relive the trauma as they retold their story of abuse. Now, these professionals come together at the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center to listen as the child tells his or her story to trusted professionals.

In the first two years, more than 400 physically, sexually or emotionally abused children (66 under age 3) were served at the center at no cost to the family.

Thanks to the generosity of the community and our Employee Giving Campaign, CentraCare Health Foundation has provided funding for the Child Advocacy Center since it opened in September 2016. Additional community support is needed.

Learn how you can support the center and help victims of child abuse.