Skip to main content
Tell your legislator to say NO to the Governor’s permanent Corporate Transit Fee. SEND A MESSAGE

In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center (CAC), alongside National Children’s Alliance and other accredited CACs, is creating awareness with the theme “It’s Your Business.” 

Wynona’s House has launched its first digital billboard campaign about the services the CAC provides that directly benefit families in Essex County. There are three billboards in Newark; one is located close to Wynona’s House and the other two are on the New Jersey Turnpike. 

The mission of Wynona’s House is to promote justice and healing of child victims of abuse and violence by coordinating investigative, prosecutorial, treatment, and prevention services. Over the last 24 years, Wynona’s House has provided service and support to 12,323 child victims, 11,565 siblings and family members, and 10,761 parents and caregivers.  

As part of its 25th year of service, Wynona’s House will be relaunching its Steel Magnolia Soiree fundraising and “friend-raising” event, which will feature a game night. The Steel Magnolia Soiree will take place on Wednesday, June 5, at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, 219 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge, NJ from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Go here for sponsorship information. 

“As we joyfully mark 25 years of dedicated service to Essex County, the Steel Magnolia Soiree will unite more than 200 supporters in celebrating our many milestones, leaders, and champions, while strengthening our shared commitment to the future,” stated Robert Crocker, interim CEO, Wynona’s House, Essex County’s Child Advocacy Center. 

“Together, we will raise essential funds to sustain our unwavering community response to child abuse, offering children and families the hope, healing, and justice they deserve during their most challenging times,” Crocker said. 

Attendees and sponsors will serve as partners in Wynona’s House’s mission to build a brighter future for the children of Essex County. For more information, contact Executive Administrative Assistant Donna Brown at or 973-953-1110. 

About Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center 

Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center is an incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit named in honor of its legislative champion, the late Senator Wynona Lipman, who helped develop the center to promote hope, healing, and justice for the child victims of abuse and neglect in Essex County. The nonprofit helps coordinate the investigation, prosecution, treatment, prevention, and supportive services utilizing the “child-centered” multidisciplinary team approach. Located in Newark, Wynona’s House is the first fully co-located Child Advocacy Center in New Jersey, serving the residents of Essex County and providing direct services to child victims and their families in more than 950 cases of child abuse and neglect each year.