Bivona Child Advocacy Center opened its doors on August 1, 2004. Since then, our team of specialists in treating child sexual and physical abuse have helped over 16,000 children.
In our first decade, the agency tripled the number of children evaluated, tripled its partnerships, tripled the operating budget, and went through three facility upgrades. There was simply no more room to meet the growing needs of this community. Bivona took bold steps to launch a $4.5 million Building Hope Campaign to purchase and renovate the Old Stone Warehouse– the oldest commercial building in Rochester. Today, thanks to our generous community of donors and a lead gift from the Skalny family, Bivona has a permanent footprint in Monroe County, The Skalny Building at One Mount Hope Avenue