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2018 Annual Appeal for the Child Advocacy Center

Join us to help victims of child abuse
CentraCare Health Foundation's 2018 Community Campaign supports the Child Advocacy Center which cares for children who have been physically, sexually or emotionally abused. This facility brings law enforcement, child protection, county attorneys, advocates, mental health and medical professionals together to listen as a child tells their traumatic story one time to a trusted professional.

Did You Know...

  • One out of 10 children will be abused by their 18th birthday.
  • 90 percent of abuse is committed by someone they know and love.
  • 408 victims of child abuse from Benton and Stearns counties have received care in the first two years at the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center with no cost to their families.

CentraCare Health opened the Child Advocacy Center in September 2016 to help children who have been physically, sexually or emotionally abused. By working closely with law enforcement, child protection, county attorneys, advocates, mental health and medical professionals in one location, we can ensure children receive the proper care and support during and after a child abuse investigation.

The skilled and compassionate team at the Child Advocacy Center has made a remarkable difference in the lives of these children, but the need and the cost to serve victims of child abuse continues to grow.

Boser ConstructionThis is where YOU can help. You can make a difference in the lives of these victims of child abuse through your gift to the CentraCare Health Foundation. And now through Dec. 31, your gift will DOUBLE thanks to the generosity of Boser Construction who will match up to $100,000 of gifts received. All matching gift proceeds will benefit the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center. 

Please consider a gift to CentraCare Health Foundation and join us in helping victims of child abuse. Every gift — of any size — makes a difference.

Your Financial Support Can Help the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center!

Your gift will provide the following:

  • $5,000 - New beginnings for five abused children, including a high-quality forensic interview, family advocacy services, treatment referrals and a medical examination.
  • $1000 - A new beginning for one sexually abused child, including a high-quality forensic interview, family advocacy services, treatment referrals and a medical examination.
  • $500 - Educational materials for parents of sexually abused children.
  • $200 - Clothing available for children that are removed from their home the day of the visit.
  • $100 - New underwear for 50 sexually abused children.
  • $50 – Water bottle and a snack for 50 sexually abused children.
  • $20 – A gas station gift card to help a family that is struggling to get to important appointments.
Donate Online Now!

  For other giving options, call 320-240-2810.

Invest in exceptional care

CentraCare Health Foundation exists to improve health and health care. It really is that simple, it just takes a tremendous amount of work. Our staff and our board tackle that challenge head on, engaging our community to invest in exceptional care within CentraCare Health and its 23-county service area. The Foundation’s work — and your generosity — benefit all of Central Minnesota by supporting advances in treatment and technology across a spectrum of health care services.

There are different ways to give, and simply put, your gift will provide a healthier future.

Priority Giving Areas

CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center Funds

  • CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center Greatest Needs
  • Joseph & Susan Kuhl Heart Center Education

Cancer Funds

  • Aunt Leona’s
  • Breast Cancer Greatest Needs
  • Cancer Survivorship Program
  • CentraCare Radiation Oncology at Douglas County Hospital
  • Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs
  • Dr. Harold E. Windschitl Cancer Research
  • Hind Site
  • Pediatric Cancer Greatest Needs

Behavioral Health Funds

  • Adult Psychiatry Services
  • Behavioral Health Greatest Needs
  • Bernie Belling Recovery
  • Clara’s Fund (Child & Adolescent)
  • Clara’s House Therapeutic Arts
  • Jackson Roeder Memorial Fund
  • Journey Home Greatest Needs
  • Recovery Plus Greatest Needs
  • Sallie Engel Fund – Trauma Survivorship
  • Senior Helping Hands – Elder Care Network
  • St. Cloud Hospital Eating Disorders Program Fund

Child Advocacy Center

Hospice Fund

CentraCare Regional Community Funds

See how the CentraCare Health Foundation engages the philanthropic community in partnerships to improve health and health care in our 2017 Annual Report.

View a complete list of giving opportunities.

“Without philanthropy, there would be no Child Life Specialists, no Care Coordinators, no Music or Art Therapists and no Gorecki Guest House or Clara's House."
Christy Gilleland, Foundation Board of Directors Chair

This past year, 7,300 benefactors contributed more than $13 million to CentraCare Health to support educational programs, research and services that improve health and health care in our region.

We are so grateful for your generous gifts and support, which provide hope and healing.

In the past fiscal year, CentraCare Health Foundation distributed more than $6.3 million for a variety of programs and services throughout Central Minnesota.

Contact the Foundation

Feel free to email foundation@centracare.com or call 800-835-6652, ext. 52810. Get Directions.

Mailing address:

CentraCare Health Foundation
1406 Sixth Ave N.
St. Cloud, MN 56303-1901

Office address:

3001 Clearwater Road
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Katie Boecker

WJON Interview Fall 2018

Katie Boecker MS, LSW, LMFT, is the Director of the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center. She was interviewed on WJON in October about the Child Advocacy Center and the Community Campaign.

Listen to the interview.

KNSI Interviews Fall 2018

CentraCare Health Foundation Vice President of Philanthropy & Community Health Brad Konkler, Child Advocacy Center Patient Navigator Tracy Schmidt, and Kay Bluhm of the St. Cloud Police Department were recently interviewed on KNSI about the Community Campaign & Child Advocacy Center. Listen to the November interviews part 1 and part 2.

Director of the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center Katie Boecker and CentraCare Health Foundation Vice President of Philanthropy Brad Konkler were recently interviewed on KNSI about the Community Campaign and Child Advocacy Center. Listen to the October interviews part 1 and part 2.