Dancing with the Stars Austin Raises Over $1.1 Million for Travis County Child Victims

Dancing with the Stars Austin, presented by Lexus of Austin & Lakeway, provided a 10th anniversary to remember with competition, philanthropy and a raffle drawing, all to benefit Travis County child abuse victims. The entertainment-filled evening played host to nearly 1,000 people in the Hilton Austin’s Grand Ballroom and raised more than $1.1 million.

Inaugural event

Teddy Bears for Kids

In one month the Center for Child Protection had 381 children visit the Center. Whether they were here for a forensic interview, therapy or medical services or here supporting a brother or sister, these children all got to spend time in our Kid’s Play Area.

The Center has incredible staff who spend time with these children before

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Where We Are Now

By Mary Closmann Kahle and Tara Powdrill

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, when we as a society acknowledge our responsibility for facing and preventing child abuse and neglect, and we’d like to thank the Austin American-Statesman for its award-winning reporting on child deaths from abuse and neglect in Texas and its ongoing coverage of

Center for Child Protection Earns “Partner in Prevention” Designation

Center for Child Protection has achieved “Partner in Prevention,” a nationally-recognized public standard to end the cycle of child sexual abuse.

The designation was awarded for the Center’s commitment to protecting children by training staff and volunteers on how to prevent, recognize the signs and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. To qualify, organizations must train

Austin Philanthropists Raise Over $1.1 Million for Abused and Neglected Children

Dancing with the Stars Austin, presented by Lexus of Austin & Lakeway, provided a glamourous night of competition, philanthropy and a raffle drawing, all to benefit Travis County child abuse victims. The entertainment-filled evening played host to nearly 1,000 people in the Hilton Austin’s Grand Ballroom and raised over $1.1 million.

Event Chairs

Sold-Out Bingo Event Raises Nearly Half a Million Dollars for Child Abuse Victims

The 12th annual PlayBingo Ladies Luncheon presented by Lexus of Austin & Lakeway brought together friends and supporters of the Center for Child Protection for a common cause – ending the cycle of child abuse – and a common love – BINGO. The sold-out event held in the grand ballroom of the Hilton in downtown