Child Advocacy, Abuse Intervention & Prevention Services


Strengthening our community's ability to nurture and protect children.


What NCA Accreditation Means

Countless hours of work from our Board of Directors, Staff, Founding Members, Advisory Board, MDT Board and Honorary Members is what made this possible!

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Watch the Cherish staff discuss how we are at work in our community.

Video: What is Cherish?

Cherish was created so that kids could have a safe place to talk and share their story. The staff provide an environment that is welcoming, relaxed, and comfortable. 

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Resources for you

Keeping children safe means everyone has an obligation to inform the proper authorities if you suspect any kind of abuse or neglect. Your concern may protect a child from further danger.  Say something… you could literally save a life!



Support Cherish

Cherish; started in 2009 has served over 2,100 kids who have been sexually abused, physically abused, and neglected. Cherish provides a safe environment for the child and his/her family to come and get the help they need.

You can support Cherish by partnering with us financially, donating supplies from our Amazon Wishlist, and with your everyday Amazon shopping via our unique affiliate link

Children's Advocacy Centers are the best way to get abused kids all the services they need, all in one place, and to help kids go on to thrive. Here's how CACs work.

Partners & Donors



Thank you to our partners for your support and provision of funding.

- Central Indiana Community Foundation
- City of Carmel
- City of Fishers
- Hamilton County
- Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office
- Indiana Department of Child Services
- Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
- Riverview Health
- Nelson Alarm


Thank you to our 2017 donors for your generous contributions!

- Brett and Gail Pheffer
- Clover Industrial Services
- Beck's Hybrids
- St. Vincent
- George Kristo
- Delta Faucet
- IU Health North
- T & T Sales and Promotion
- Christ's Community Church
- Gaylor Electric
- Meyer Najem
- Kevin Rider
- Hageman Group
- Fritz in Fishers
- The Honorable Judge and Jane Barr
- First Merchants Bank
- Women’s Fund of Central Indiana