Lisa Taafe, clinical administrative director (left), and Andrea Mistovich, coordinator of the Child Advocacy Center in the Mahoning Valley
Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley is pleased to announce its Child Advocacy Center will relocate to the Beeghly campus in late August.
Previously located in Youngstown, the Child Advocacy Center provides medical and forensic evaluations for children and teens who may have been physically or sexually abused, as well as complete medical evaluations for kids entering foster care.
The Child Advocacy Center will be located on the same campus as the emergency department, which is where many abuse victims initially arrive, so it can offer a seamless continuum of care to those in need. Trauma counselors already seeing patients on the Beeghly campus will relocate to the Child Advocacy Center’s office, so comprehensive care of the mind and body can be provided.
“Moving to the Beeghly campus allows us to provide all of the care our patients need when they need it,” said Andrea Mistovich, director of the Child Advocacy Center. “We felt it was important to align our services to best support the mental and physical health of those children and teens in our community who are victims of abuse. We are committed to fully serving them and helping to grow a stronger community.”
The Child Advocacy Center serves five counties, including Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Mercer County in Pa.
The Child Advocacy Center will now be located at 6505 Market Street, Bldg. C, Suite 3100, Boardman, Ohio 44512. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be reached at 330-746- 9150.
To report an incident of child abuse or neglect, contact the local Children’s Services Board.
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