our story


Small Talk started with the dream that we could make a difference in the life of just one child by providing a safe place for healing. A simple concept, but a tremendous responsibility. Alex Brace began as our organization's first employee and now leads it today as our Executive Director. Alex and the dedicated staff are committed to guiding children through the worst possible trauma and giving them an opportunity to heal.  We have stood together; founder, staff, board, professionals and community partners and watched the dream of Small Talk become a reality.  Just five years later, we have grown our dream into a state of the art center leading the community in addressing child abuse and empowering children to have the courage to heal.


We ask you to raise your hand today and join us in our commitment to these brave children. 


"I'm glad I told, because I'm here." -A Child in counseling at Small Talk. 



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"Child victims of sexual assault don't always come forward right away. Sometimes it takes them time, and it's Small Talk's responsibility to be there for them when they do."


-Alex Brace, Executive Director


  • Thank you to all who attended the Open House! Stay tuned for photos!
  • The annual Small Voices Big Heroes Auction is set for October 6, 2016 from 5-8pm at the Radisson. Please complete this form to donate an auction item!
  • MSUFCU chose Small Talk as it's 2016 Charity Partner! Click Here to learn more!
  • Donate today and help support children who have the courage to speak and give them an opportunity to heal.
  • Click Here to check out our story in the Lansing State Journal


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Our Mission

To provide a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere where children receive coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process.

our vision

A state of the art center leading the community in addressing child abuse and empowering children to have the courage to heal.