This Year's Project: Be a Super Hero - help little heroes tell their story!
About Our Organization
The MercyOne Siouxland Foundation exists to support the mission of the MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center by generating and providing resources.
Gifts to the MercyOne Siouxland Foundation improve services, enhance programs and build facilities to benefit MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center patients.
Current Project: Be a Super Hero - help little heroes tell their story!
The MercyOne Child Advocacy Center serves approximately 700 children from birth to age 17 who are suspected of being abused, witness to crime or who have been exposed to drugs.
For every one child who walks through our doors, 10 more suffer in silence - too afraid to tell their story.
The multidisciplinary team of caring professionals include: a physician, nurse, forensic interviewers, counselors, family advocate, law enforcement, Department of Health and Human Services, County and attorneys. This team provides services through each phase of the abuse response including detection, investigation and prosecution of abuse cases, as well as treatment and follow-up services for patients and their families.
Notably, no family ever receives a bill for services, ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder the support these children need.
By giving today you truly are a Super Hero - your gift provides the financial support these little heroes need to heal from abuse!
Helping Children Heal after Abuse
Project Wrap Up
Thanks to generous donors like you we reached our goal of $1,000 in 2022.
MercyOne's Child Advocacy Center helps families deal with the unthinkable - their child being sexually, physically and/or emotional abused.
Over the last 30 years MercyOne Siouxland's Child Advocacy Center has provided care to more than 20,000 children and is the only one of its kind within 100 miles of Sioux City. The problem of child abuse is not going away, last year 700 children walked through the doors of our Child Advocacy Center to begin their journey of healing.
Because of this, we know how important it is to provide a safe place for children to tell their story and receive medical treatment and counseling - giving them hope for a brighter future.
Our multi-disciplinary team works together in the investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse cases. The average cost for a visit for each victim is $1,295 but no family EVER recieves a bill for services.
We hope you will join us in being part of the solution to prevent, intervene and treat abused children.