The voice of a child
Hundreds of children are abused each year in Ingham County. When a child has the strength to share those experiences against all odds, the community should stand together and give those children the resources to heal, ﬁnd empowerment, and thrive. The voice of each child identifies and removes child predators from our community so that they cannot victimize more children.
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18. Only 1 in 10 children will tell. Small Talk has been serving hundreds of children annually since it opened in October 2011.
Small Talk is where small voices can be heard.
Small Talk is the location where children who are victims of abuse are interviewed and offered therapy at no cost.
Small Talk is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with a Board of Directors, Executive Director, Crisis Counselor and support staff. Small Talk runs an operational budget sustained through grants and donations. Small Talk relies on the generous donations of corporations, businesses and individuals. Your donation supports these children who have the courage to speak and gives them the opportunity to heal.
Small Talk is supported by Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth, Michigan State University Police Chief Jim Dunlap, all other local police agencies and Dr. Stephen Guertin, Medical Director of the Sparrow Hospital Children’s Center and Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Sparrow Hospital.
To provide a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere where children receive coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process.
A state of the art center leading the community in addressing child abuse and empowering children to have the courage to heal.