News | Published March 16, 2014

Children's Advocacy Center wins Community Service award

The Mount Nittany Health Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Centre County, Mount Nittany Health was selected as the winner of the “Community Service” award at the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) awards gala.

The CBICC awards gala, held at the State Theater in downtown State College on Thursday, March 13, recognized the top three finalists in each of eight categories for professional and personal achievements. Categories include Community Service; Corporate Philanthropy; Excellence in Entrepreneurship; Outstanding Volunteer of the Year; Quality of Life; CBICC Spirit; Outstanding Technology Company; Ambassador of the Year; and Small Business of the Year.

Of the three finalists in the Community Service category, the CAC was awarded first place, as determined by CBICC member voting.

Kristina Taylor-Porter, executive director, CAC, accepted the award on behalf of the CAC. “I’m thrilled to accept the Community Service award on behalf of the Center. As the award category implies, this is a true collaborative effort among the resources of our region. We all have the same goal in mind: provide a safe and healing environment for our children.” 

The CAC is located at 129 Medical Park Lane in Bellefonte, directly connected to the newly remodeled Mount Nittany Physician Group Pediatrics practice. The Center’s goal is to meet the needs of children and families by providing a community-based, child-focused center that facilitates a compassionate, multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, identification, intervention and treatment of child abuse. Learn more at