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In 2013, approximately 121 children of Butler County were interviewed at Sunlight Child Advocacy Center for abuse or neglect PDF Print E-mail

With YOUR help, we are responding to abuse and neglect of the children in our community!

Join us in the momentum at SCARF. Our mission is to provide resources and facilities that support and protect abused and neglected children and their families.  In 2014, we are excited to be accomplishing this mission with several projects.

  • Sunshine Children's Home has broken ground! On January 17, 2014, members of the community gathered to celebrate at 1918 N. Prairie Creek Road in Andover (behind Hope Community Church).  In March 2013, our capital campaign "A Child's Secret" went public.  We are proud and grateful to have received a challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation, and as of January 2014, we are $79,375 away from meeting our $2.5 million goal.  Many community members and businesses have shown their support -- won't you join us?
  • Sunlight Child Advocacy Center had a busy year in 2013, providing over 120 interviews for suspected victims of child abuse.  We are proud of our strong investigative and response teams in Butler, Elk, and Greenwood Counties -- all working together to our mission: "To provide quality intervention, investigation, and prosecution of child abuse through a coordinated mutlidisciplinary system dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse."  Your support has allowed us to help over 950 children since we opened in 2007.
  • Education on Child abuse prevention, recognition, and reporting has grown, with SCARF staff and Board speaking at schools, churches, and community groups.  Do you know that over 90% of child abusers are known by their victims?  Do you know that child abuse affects children of all races, religions, and socio-economic status?  Do you know how to report?  Won't you help us spread the message of SCARF in your community?


Caitlyn is 9 years old, and a policeman wants to talk to her about what has been happening with her father. It is scary to talk about, and from the way everyone is acting, she thinks she might be in trouble. She has no idea what is going to happen, and she is not sure she wants to tell anyone about it...

With help from generous people like you, SCARF is working to provide programs for Caitlyn and other victims of child abuse that will help mend their shattered sense of security. 

Your donation really does make a difference! Please take a minute to click on the "Donate Now" button on the left. By helping fund SCARF’s programs, you are showing these vulnerable children a kindness that can bring hope into a young, battered life - and if they can hope, they are halfway home.

Thank you on behalf of the children and families that will be served.


Suzi Thien
SCARF Executive Director

The SCARF mission is to provide resources and facilities that support and protect abused and neglected children and their families.

Contact us at: PO Box 967, El Dorado KS 67042    or    (316) 313-4107

To report abuse, call 911 and the Kansas Protection Report Center at 1-800-922-5330