Nanook’s Story

Nanook works as a facility dog at Michael’s House Child Advocacy Center in Fairborn, Ohio. Nanook is trained to provide a calming presence for abused children who ask for him to be there when it comes time to talk about their abuse to one of the Michael’s House interviewers who help hold abusers accountable and make sure that kids get the treatment they need to thrive. Sometimes, Nanook will even go to court with his kids to help them feel brave.


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The National Children’s Alliance (NCA) helps provide justice and healing to abused kids across America through the nearly 800 Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) nationwide. CACs are child-friendly facilities where law enforcement, child protection, mental health, medical, and other professionals work together to investigate abuse, help children heal, and hold offenders accountable.


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  • 1,336 counties lack access to CAC services
  • That’s 1 in 5 kids in the U.S.
  • About 136,500 kids are abused each year in those areas


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