Child Advocacy Center of Herkimer County


If you or a child you know have been traumatized by sexual violence, please contact our team of trained experts. Our services are confidential and free. We offer medical and legal accompaniment,  as well as advocacy, counseling, and hope.

Herkimer County Sexual Violence Hotline:

Visit Us:
284 West Main Street
Ilion, NY 13357

YWCA Mohawk Valley Herkimer County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) serves as home base for a multidisciplinary team whose sole purpose is to serve child victims of sexual violence and abuse.

Our CAC staff includes:

  • Program director
  • Therapist (Master’s of Social Work)
  • Emergency advocates
  • Law enforcement coordinator
  • Community educator
  • Team of trained, certified advocates who are available 24/7 by calling our hotline


Members of the multidisciplinary team include:

  • Representatives from the Herkimer County District Attorney’s Office
  • Herkimer County Child Protective Services (CPS)
  • YWCA MV child advocates
  • Law enforcement officials
  • Medical and mental health services representatives


The team works collaboratively to ensure the uniform handling of child sexual abuse cases. This team approach ensures that victims ages 17 and under are not re-traumatized by undergoing multiple interviews.

At our Ilion location, we offer child-friendly services, including an on-site medical examination room, a therapy room, an interview room, and a family waiting area. Everything done within the facility is done with the survivor and the survivor’s non-offending family members in mind.


Counseling is also available for sexual assault adult survivors who were traumatized as children.


CAC Herkimer

Child Advocacy Center of Herkimer County 284 | West Main Street, Ilion, NY 13357