Kids First, Inc Child Advocacy Center

Kids First, a nationally-accredited Child Advocacy Center, is dedicated to providing highest quality evaluation and treatment services to abused and neglected children in the northeastern North Carolina.

Who do you primarily serve?:

Kids First serves children from birth to eighteen who have been abused and/or neglected. We also serve their non-offending caregivers. In one program, Child First, we provide in-home intensive Child Parent Psychotherapy to traumatized children and their caregivers.

Impact on the Outer Banks community

Last year, 274 children were served through Kids First. There are two therapists and Family Resource Partners who provide services specifically to Dare County children. Forensic interviews and child medical evaluations are available to Dare County children at the center in Elizabeth City.

Ways people can give, donate, and volunteer

We always need volunteers for help at our various fundraising events. We also need very small, new stuffed animals and toys for the children who come to the center or are served in-home. Of course, donations are most needed, as they are vital in meeting the match requirements for grants we receive. Delving into our website and resources, then spreading the word about the availability of our services is a tremendous help to Kids First. The more people are aware of our services, the more children will receive comprehensive, evidence-based services from clinicians with decades of experience in child abuse-specific treatment.

Upcoming events for the organization
Fun on the Farm at Morris Farm Market in Barco, NC happens on the last Sunday in September, from 11-4. We are a part of this huge event every year. There are games, food vendors, bounce houses, music, demonstrations by Nightingale Helicopter, Fire and EMT, rock climbing wall, and SO MUCH more.
In November, there is the famous Turkey Trot 5k, complete with a Gobble Wobble, Tot Trot, and Diaper Dash. This is on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
This year we will be starting a Hero display. Please keep a watch on our website and Facebook page for more information and start looking for opportunities to get your Hero Child to decorate. These will go on display all around the communities of northeastern NC in April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Kids First, Inc. Child Advocacy Center
1825 West City Drive
Elizabeth City, NC

Contact Us

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