We are incredibly grateful for our volunteer Board of Directors who spend countless hours providing guidance and support of our mission.
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Exec. Committee Member
Mary Ann Stoffel
Beth Ann Stratton
Our advisory committee provides support and guidance for our mission and to our board of directors. We appreciate their knowledge and expertise.
Joe O'Rourke Sr.
We are fortunate to have a dedicated and committed staff! Learn more about members of our team here.
Director of Finance and HR
Director of Programs
Director of Development and Communications
Prevention Education Specialist
CASA Program Coordinator
AOK Network Coordinator
Healthy Families Program Manager
Doula Program Coordinator
Family Support Specialist
Family Support Specialist
Family Support Worker
Safe From the Start
Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Family Advocate and Medical Coordinator
Rebecca Valladares, MA, LPC
Forensic Interviewer and Community Educator
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION
Since 1977 Child Abuse Council has been a community leader in PREVENTION programs. We focus on the earliest years in a child's life to ensure a strong start for a healthy future.
The Child Abuse Council does not investigate child abuse cases, although we do partner with DCFS and DHS in both Iowa and Illinois. We work instead to eliminate child abuse and neglect. The Child Abuse Council was organized in 1977 through the efforts of citizens and professionals concerned about child abuse and neglect in the Quad Cities. Our philosophy has always been one of community effort and cooperation. We have a local commitment to Prevent Child Abuse Illinois and Prevent Child Abuse Iowa and have many programs and services that help children and their families.
The Child Abuse Council is a bi-state, regional, non-profit agency with more than 40 years' experience providing child abuse prevention, education and treatment programs for children and families in the bi-state metropolitan area and surrounding communities. Our goals for every child served are (1) a safe and nurturing home; (2) a secure parent-child relationship; and (3) an environment supporting successful growth and development.
The Child Abuse Council is the Quad Cities’ only child abuse prevention agency dedicated to keeping children safe and building strong families with an emphasis on children aged zero to five years. We provide effective, holistic services by approaching child abuse prevention utilizing a public health model through three distinct paradigms:
Universal Prevention, through which the entire community is provided with education and support necessary for building nurturing families
Secondary Prevention, through which families are engaged with targeted, specialized support to keep children safe
Tertiary Prevention, through which children and families are provided with resources essential to healing from trauma, while teaming with skilled professionals to prevent recurrent abuse and neglect.
The Child Abuse Council leads community efforts to eliminate child abuse and neglect by strengthening children and families through treatment, education and prevention.
All children in our community will be raised in a safe, nurturing family environment.
Children and families have the right to live without violence or neglect
Child abuse affects everyone
All children and families deserve to be valued and treated with dignity, respect and love
All members of the community share responsibility for our children
Parenting skills are learned
All families can benefit from assistance and support
All families have strengths and abilities
We will increase unrestricted funding to ensure stability, support essential administrative costs and invest in new ventures
We will make wise decisions about how and when to initiate, maintain, collaborate or discontinue programs
We will effectively communicate and promote the organization's mission and programs to the community
We will not waiver from our mission to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening children and families through treatment, education and prevention
We value each person and treat everyone with dignity and respect.
We value professionalism-we conduct business as a team.
We value encouragement and affirmation of each other's strengths and abilities.
We value the fact that we, as individuals and members of the organization, conduct ourselves with the highest ethical standards.
524 15th Street
Moline, IL 61265
Mississippi Valley Child Protection Center
1600 Mulberry Avenue
Muscatine IA 52761
Fidelity, Reporting and Transparency
Child Abuse Council has received Platinum status on GuideStar, the premier nonprofit ranking website. The organization is now part of an elite tier of nonprofit organizations recognized for leading the way in social change by demonstrating a commitment to measuring progress and sharing results. GuideStar Platinum is the highest ranking available, and it has only been achieved by a very select set of organizations. Achieving a Platinum Level Profile demonstrates Child Abuse Council’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.
Learn more about our outcomes on our Impact page.