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.
2720 N. Broadway
Hours: 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Professionals: After hours, call the Mayo Clinic operator at 507-284-2511. Ask to be connected to the on-call provider for the Mayo Clinic Child and Family Advocacy Center.
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.
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.
Video: Our team approach
Tour of the Child Advocacy Center