SAFEchild Advocacy Center

Comprehensive medical evaluations for children when there is concern
for sexual abuse, physical abuse and/or neglect

In the state of North Carolina, anyone who suspects  a child has been abused or neglected is mandated to report the suspected abuse.  Find reporting information HERE.

The SAFEchild Advocacy Center serves:

Any child from birth through age 17 who resides in Wake County (or if the alleged incident occurred in Wake County) when there is an open child abuse investigation involving physical abuse, sexual abuse or serious neglect.

Services at the SAFEchild Advocacy Center include:

  • A forensic interview with a trained child abuse evaluation specialist and a medical examination conducted by a pediatrician who specializes in child abuse.
  • Advocacy services for ongoing support and referrals for other needed services such as mental health therapy for all children and their families.

Appointment details:

  • Length – Each appointment is 2 1/2 hours.
  • Location – SAFEchild Advocacy Center, 2815 Kidd Road, Raleigh.
  • Day and time – Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday at specific times from 8:30am to 4:30pm. NOTE:  Appointments are scheduled only by Child Protective Services and law enforcement.
  • Cost – No fee, but please bring insurance card.
In order to provide the best care for and protection of the children in Wake County, the SAFEchild Advocacy Center collaborates with a multidisciplinary team (MDT) that includes:

  • Wake County Child Protective Services (CPS)
  • Wake County law enforcement
  • Wake County District Attorney’s Office
  • Wake County Public School System
  • Triangle Family Services
  • WakeMed Hospitals
  • Wake County Guardian ad Litem program

Program coordinator

Monica Wilfong, RN, FNP-C

mwilfong@safechildnc.org; 919.231.5515

NOTE:  The SAFEchild Advocacy Center is not an acute care facility. Urgent medical needs should be addressed at the WakeMed Children’s Emergency Department or by calling 911.

Learn more about the SAFEchild Advocacy Center and the services provided by its caring, compassionate staff in this video.