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The May Superhero may not scale tall buildings in a single bound, but her compassion and care for those hurting is boundless. Kim O’Leary works as a Child Life Specialist and Caring House Coordinator at Huntsville Hospital’s hospice Caring House. In short, she is there for the children in our community who experience great loss.…

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Tara Hunter Bah has dedicated her career to the children of Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County. Her journey with the National Children’s Advocacy Center began at Alabama A&M University. She volunteered for the International Symposium on Child Abuse and then worked part-time for the organization. As a member of the Prevention Team, Tara supervises the Healthy Families…

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Nick Jones personifies the term “servant leader”. While his official title is Athletic Director for the Boys and Girls Club in Huntsville, Nick, or “Coach” as he’s known, provides support for area children on and off the field. Nick was raised by his mother and grew up in Butler Terrace in Downtown Huntsville, a neighborhood…

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In these days of heightened awareness of our health and wellness, we sometimes take adequate, regular medical care for granted. For 12-year-old Lee, medical care was a foreign concept – she did not have a pediatrician and did not have regular check-ups.. Her mom was certainly a loving, concerned mom, but her two part-time jobs…

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Huntsville Police Department (HPD) Investigator Tony Shivers, and his fellow law enforcement investigators, are our December Superheroes. Investigator Shivers is a veteran member of the Huntsville Police Department’s Special Victims Unit, housed at the National Children’s Advocacy Center. Law enforcement investigators are a vital part of the Madison County Multidisciplinary Team. These officers investigate child abuse…

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When you meet Will Fowler, clown is not the first image that comes to mind. But, behind the beard and tattoos is a true entertainer. Will and his late wife charmed crowds as Shriner’s Clowns. They performed for countless children – making days brighter with balloon animals, slight of hand, and slapslick comedy. Will says…

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Have you heard?! We’re bringing Coffee for Kids BACK on Friday, August 13, 2021 from 9 to 10 a.m. If you would love the chance to learn more about the National Children’s Advocacy Center and our mission, then this is the opportunity for you! Come tour our state-of-the-art campus and see firsthand how the NCAC works and…

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As a Family Advocate and the primary person to engage with a child when they arrive for the first time at the National Children’s Advocacy Center, Josie works hard to always have an outwardly calm, reassuring demeanor no matter what she sees and hears. She is often the only calm in the storm for a…

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Beginning Monday, March 22, the National Children’s Advocacy Center will host its first ever virtual conference. In 2020, the NCAC was forced to cancel the in-person International Symposium on Child Abuse due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCAC Training Center staff has spent months building an innovative, informative, and most importantly, safe conference. Record attendance is expected…

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When first-time foster mom Julie picked up Benjie, 7, from her DHR social worker, she was pleasantly surprised at what a well-mannered, self-sufficient, and quiet little boy that Benjie seemed to be. Over the next couple of weeks, as she learned more of Benjie’s story, Julie came to understand that Benjie’s behaviors were self-protection –…

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