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Children's Resource Center (CRC)

The UPMC's Children's Resource Center (CRC) located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is a child advocacy center dedicated to reducing the trauma and aftermath of abuse for children and their families.  The CRC provides efficient, quality care in a safe, child-friendly environment for children suspected of having been abused or neglected.

The UPMC's Children's Resource Center (CRC) in Central Pa. is one of the (first) nationally accredited child advocacy centers in Pennsylvania.  Opened in 1994, the CRC has provided services to over 9,500 children suspected of having been physically or sexually abused or neglected or who have witnessed violence in their home or community.  

With the interests of the children at the forefront, we:

  • Interview children in a non-leading, non-suggestive manner
  • Provide medical exams to ensure a child's health and safety
  • Connect children and families to mental health services

The primary CRC office is located in Dauphin County and opened a satellite office in Lebanon County. The CRC serves children in the Central Pennsylvania Area.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Vision: The Children's Resource Center will be recognized as the pre-eminent advocacy center for the comprehensive care of abused children in the Central Pennsylvania region.

Mission: The Children's Resource Center is dedicated to reducing the occurrence and aftermath of child abuse, thereby improving the health, welfare, and safety of children and families in Central Pennsylvania.


  • Respect, honor, and advocacy for the rights of children.
  • Recognition and respect for the diversity of the community.
  • Involvement of the family as an essential and integral element in the healing process.
  • Collaboration with partner agencies to find the truth, always focusing on the best interests of the child.
  • Promotion of awareness of child abuse through education.
  • Commitment to continued learning for all associates of the Children's Resource Center 

Donate to the CRC

No family incurs costs for services provided by the Children's Resource Center. A small gift from you can have a large impact on the services the CRC provides to children in our community.

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