CALICO is delighted to participate again as a charitable partner of the Sevathon 2017.
Founded in 1997, CALICO achieves justice and healing to abused children. With CALICO at the center of child-abuse investigations, professionals work together from the moment a report of abuse is made, with the needs of children at the forefront of their collaborative investigation. CALICO provides a safe place for the child to answer questions a single time from someone with specialized training to talk to children about abuse. The family also receives timely support, guidance and referrals to services. This multi-disciplinary team approach puts the priority on the safety and recovery of children and their families.
As a runner or supporter for Team CALICO, every $1000 raised will provide a child and family in crisis with a comprehensive package of services including a quality forensic interview, multi-disciplinary team response, crisis intervention, follow up support and connections to community-based services.
As Alameda County’s only child advocacy center, CALICO has helped over 11,000 toddlers, children and adolescents, as well as adults with developmental disabilities, most of whom were sexually abused or exploited, and many of whom were physically hurt, neglected, or witnessed crime in their homes or communities.