Alisa’s Wish Child and Youth Advocacy Centre is a community response that facilitates a compassionate, coordinated approach to the prevention, identification, prosecution, and treatment of abuse involving children and youth.
who is alisa?
Alisa is one child abuse survivor whose name represents the many child and youth victims in our community. Her wish? That all young people in Ridge Meadows receive the best support possible during the worst time of their lives.
Before our Centre became a reality, Ridge Meadows children like Alisa --who experienced or witnessed abuse--typically ended up at the police station. Victims and their families had to navigate their way through a maze of disconnected support services in addition to the nightmare of the abuse itself. They were shuffled around from office to office, from building to building, from police officers and doctors to social workers, counsellors and victim services workers.
There had to be a better way.