Overview

A child-centered response to child abuse

The Mayo Clinic Child and Family Advocacy Center offers a safe environment where child abuse allegations can be quickly evaluated and victims helped. Its goal is to put the needs of the child first.

It serves children anywhere in Southeastern Minnesota and in locations served by the Mayo Clinic Health System.

Learn more about the center.

Center location

2720 N. Broadway
Rochester, MN
507-293-3411
Hours: 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Monday to Friday

Professionals — for after-hours appointments, call 507-538-2397.

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Seeking help

Families and children are usually referred to the center by law enforcement or child protective services.

But anyone can call for advice about a possible child abuse situation.

Frequent questions

Some questions and answers about what happens at the center and how to prepare your child.

Child abuse facts and resources

Learn more about the problem of child abuse, including numbers to call to report abuse. See resources.

Children's advocacy centers

Mayo's center is one of over 700 children's advocacy centers in the United States. National Children's Alliance is the national accrediting body for the centers.

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