Child Watch



  • Free Counseling for Abused Children
  • Counseling for all others with Medicaid Insurance
  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate Program)
  • Child Abuse Prevention Education Program
  • Community Awareness Programs
  • "Kids in Crisis" Advocacy Program

Your support is always appreciated! To make a tax-deductible contribution or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please contact us today at 270-443-1440, P.O. Box 1262, Paducah, KY 42002. Thank you for helping us help a child!


To report suspected child abuse, please call 1-877-597-2331 (toll free).

Child Watch Counseling & Advocacy Center
1118 Jefferson Street
Paducah, KY 42001

CRISIS LINE: 270.443.1440
or Toll Free: 866.443.1440

Child Watch Counseling & Advocacy Center does not discriminate against any client or prospective client because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, age, or sexual orientation.


Child Watch Counseling & Advocacy Center

A non-profit, grassroots organization that was established in 1984.

"Where the Healing Begins"

At Child Watch Counseling & Advocacy Center, we believe every child deserves a safe, nurturing home, and every individual is worthy of healthy relationships, family stability, and positive mental health. We know parents, caregivers, and relatives are best able to provide a healthy environment for children when they are healthy themselves. Child Watch has specialized in serving children since 1984, and we are now able to also serve adults. Children who have been abused receive professional, healing services FREE of charge. Other children and adults who have Medicaid insurance can receive the same high-quality counseling services with no out-of-pocket costs. We bill Medicaid for those services, working to meet a great need in our community for access to professional mental health services for individuals with Medicaid insurance.

Child Watch Counseling & Advocacy Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 1984. The Center is affiliated with Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, National CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association, and the Kentucky CASA Association. The agency has been the recipient of many honors and awards over the past three decades.

Winner of 2011 MetLife Volunteer Ventures (VV) Grant

Producer/ Director: Sheloa Nichols
Photographer/ Videographer: Glenn Hall

This video was submitted on behalf of Child Watch CAC in Paducah KY which provides love and support to abused children in the foster care system. As a CASA (Court Appointed Child Advocate) volunteer I have seen the good work that they do, and it MAKES A DIFFERENCE


The mission of Child Watch Counseling and Advocacy Center is to provide children and families in Western KY with education, advocacy, and treatment that prevents child abuse, encourages family stability, promotes healthy relationships, enhances individual well-being, and cultivates safe, nurturing families.


For children to be loved, nurtured and safe from abuse and neglect.

To assess and address the needs of abused children and provide child-focused services.

For our community to recognize the special needs of abused children and commit to responding effectively to those needs.


Purchase Area District Counties: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall and McCracken Counties.

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of clothes you wore, what kind of car you drove, or what kind of house you lived in, what will matter is that you made a difference... in the life of a child."

~ Anonymous


"We build our homes as a haven from the cold and rain. Let us also build them as a haven from child abuse."

~ Former First Lady,
Judi Conway Patton

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