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2014
Two of MACA's member programs were awarded Accredited membership status with the National Children's Alliance: congratulations Plymouth County Children's Advocacy Center and the Children's Advocacy Center of Worcester county!

MACA's 4th annual statewide conference - Healing, Hope & Justice: An Advanced Conversation - on May 6, 2014, featured nationally renowned survivor, author, and activist Elizabeth Smart as keynote speaker and recipient of our second annual One With Courage award. More than 300 professionals from across the state attended this exciting full day of learning and networking. Thank you to our sponsors and all who attended for making this event a success!

MACA launched a new "Stand Up, Step Forward" public service announcement - watch it here: www.machildrensalliance.org/courage/

MACA administered more than $301,000 in grant funding to member programs to improve capacity and to develop and strengthen national program standards.

2013
Congratulations to the Essex Children's Advocacy Center, which was awarded Accredited membership status with the National Children's Alliance!

MACA releases Request for Responses (RFR) for FY’2014 Children’s Advocacy Center Grants.

Thank you to everyone who made our 3rd annual conference a fantastic event. We enjoyed seeing all of you for great day of networking learning and fun! Aaron Fisher's inspiring message had a profound effect and we are grateful for his courage and honesty. Thanks to all of the presenters for sharing their wealth of knowledge. Click here to see pictures from the wonderful day.

A special thank you to our conference sponsors, the State Police Association of MA, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA & Accounting Management Solutions as well as the MA Child Welfare Training Institute, we couldn’t have done it without you! We'll see you next year…

The National Children’s Alliance awarded a grant of $113,000 to MACA, which includes $63,000 in sub-grant funding for Accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers.

National Children’s Alliance awarded competitive grants to Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County, to respond to commercially sexually exploited children, and Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County, to increase the ability to provide trauma-focused, evidence supported mental health treatment.

MACA awards $233,750 in grant funding to member Children’s Advocacy Centers in FY’2013, to improve capacity and develop and strengthen national program standards.

2012
MACA 2nd annual statewide conference, Healing, Hope & Justice: An Advanced Conversation, brought together over 175 attendees to learn about breakthroughs and best practices in the investigation, intervention, and treatment for victims of child abuse. Highlights included keynote speaker Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, a panel on the new Safe Harbor law, and the day’s six multidisciplinary workshops.

Congratulations to the Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Center, which was awarded Accredited membership status with the National Children’s Alliance!

MACA launches One With Courage campaign, funded by the National Children’s Alliance. The campaign, which encourages adults to be One With Courage to protect children, included PSAs on radio and TV, strategically placed billboards, and educational materials. Click the One With Courage tab above to learn more.

2011
MACA 1st annual statewide conference, Healing, Hope & Justice: An Advanced Conversation, brought together nearly 200 child abuse professionals. Highlights included Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of the National Children’s Alliance, keynote speaker Dr. Nadine Burke, and our six wonderful and informative workshops.
2010
Funding to SANE and CACs restored! Click here to learn more.
2009
In September 2009, Governor Patrick cut $1 million from Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Line Item 4510-0810, which funds MACA, CACs, SANE, and Pediatric SANE services for child victims of sexual assault. MACA responded to this devastating and disproportionate cut to victim services with legislative alert newsletters.

Supporters like you contacted their legislators and asked why child victims were being asked to bear the burden of budget cuts. And thanks to the YOU and your support and advocacy, the Governor restored the full $1 million to the SANE Line Item.

To see press related to the Governor’s 2009 cuts to services for victims:

THANK YOU to all who made our Wine Tasting Fundraiser event a HUGE success. Click here to read the list of raffle winners, or here to see photos of the event that took place on October 3rd, 2009 at Menotomy Beer and Wine in Arlington!
MACA distributes $266,032 to its programs in FY’ 09 helping to fund direct service staff, state of the art professional trainings and the purchase of critical supplies to our membership.
MACA distributes quarterly e-newsletters! Would you like to receive MACA newsletters? Please mail maca@machildrensalliance.org to sign up.
MACA joins the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN), an organization working to strengthen Massachusetts through nonprofit advocacy, capacity-building, and public awareness. To see the MNN website, please visit http://www.massnonprofitnet.org/
Executive Director of MACA Tom King was nominated for the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) Nonprofit Leadership award, and was recognized at the MNN Nonprofit Awareness Day on June 8th, 2009. To see photos of the event, please visit http://www.massnonprofitnet.org/awarenessday/pictures.html
2008
MACA Releases RFR for CACs for FY ’08-’09 funding. Read the accompanying letter from MACA’s Executive Director, Tom King.
MACA distributes $41,500 to $48,500 to its programs in FY’07-’08.
MACA hires new Program Coordinator — Gina Amodio. Click here to meet Gina.
2007
MACA Releases RFR for CACs for FY ’07-’08 funding.
2006
MACA moves to its first office in the historic Congregational House at 14 Beacon Street.
Bain and Company completes pro bono five year MACA strategic plan.
MACA hires first Executive Director, Tom King. To Meet Tom, click here.
MACA distributes $150,000 in FY '06 to county programs through first Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
EVENTS
MACA attended the National Children's Alliance Leadership Conference, Washington, DC, May 31-June 3, 2009.
Read more and see photos.
FIRST TRAINING WITH MA Office of Victim Compensation a great success! Click here to read more.
MACA attended the National Children's Alliance Leadership Conference, Washington, DC, May 21-24, 2006.
Read more and see photos.
State House Event, Thursday, October 16th, 2003. A milestone statewide event was held, sponsored by the Massachusetts Children's Alliance (MACA), our state chapter of the national organization of children's advocacy centers.
View pictures from this event.
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