Get involved today with the Room to Heal Capital Campaign.
Help BraveBe Child Advocacy Center provide hope and healing to child victims of abuse and neglect by making a financial contribution here.
Gifts are also accepted via check made payable to BraveBe Child Advocacy Center, by downloading and completing a pledge form (linked below), or directly through an IRA Charitable Rollover. If you are at least 70 1/2 years old, you can give up to $100,000 tax free to BraveBe Child Advocacy Center. You should consider an IRA Charitable Rollover if:
- You do not need the IRA distribution you are required to take: OR
- You do not itemize deductions but make charitable gifts; OR
- You are subject to limitations on your deductions; OR
- Your charitable gifts already equal 60% of your adjusted gross income.
- Please note: transfers must be made directly by your IRA provider.
For questions about IRA Charitable Rollovers, please contact Destiny Burkett, BraveBe Child Advocacy Center Director of Donor Engagement Philanthropy at 402-476-3200 or Destiny@bravebe.org.
The impact of COVID-19 in the last year has exacerbated the pre-existing health and safety concerns for child victims of abuse. To better address victim needs, the BraveBe Child Advocacy Center Capital Campaign efforts will be focused on the following three priority areas:
- Co-location with the Lincoln Police Department Special Victims Unit
- Expansion of our Medical Program, specifically by
- Hiring full-time medical staff to afford us the ability to provide medical exams to every child victim of abuse or neglect;
- Assuming the primary responsibility of providing acute SANE exams on-site, which are currently conducted in hospital emergency rooms, taking an average for 4-6 hours per child in an intimidating environment; and
- Implementing a process that allows the successful collection and secure storage of evidence from medical exams to be used toward the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators
- Expansion of the Training and Prevention Program, specifically to
- Offer education in classroom settings;
- Increase training efforts in rural counties
- Added space for on-site trauma-informed mental health services, including art therapy, meditation and other activities designed to support stress management.
- More family meeting rooms for advocates to interact with non-offending caregivers, assessing needs and identifying safety concerns.
- Creation of a safe, supervised triage space for children awaiting placement outside the home.
- Making room for additional staff advocates and forensic interviewers.