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Safety, Healing, Hope

We reduce trauma for child abuse and sexual assault survivors while providing forensic & advocacy excellence in a compassionate environment.

The Treehouse and a multi-disciplinary team work together in the response to child abuse investigations.

Response

The Treehouse and a multi-disciplinary team work together in the response to child abuse investigations.
Our center is a safe, comfortable environment where children receive age and developmentally appropriate services.

Service

Our center is a safe, comfortable environment where children receive age and developmentally appropriate services.
Our staff provides ongoing support to children and families paving a path of healing and hope.

Advocacy

Our staff provides ongoing support to children and families paving a path of healing and hope.

The Treehouse is the first and only children’s advocacy center in Thomas County. The Treehouse opened in 2011 providing full-time services. Prior to The Treehouse, children and families were forced to travel at least one hour to the nearest children’s advocacy center to receive vital services during investigations of child abuse.

Treehouse Statistics

132

New cases served by The Treehouse Advocacy Center in 2020.

82%

Of cases at our center involved allegations of sexual abuse in 2020.

68%

Of alleged offenders lived in the home or had shared custody with the child.

77%

Of cases at our center in 2020 involved children 12 and under.

What We Do

Expert Testimony

Our trained professionals can qualify as an expert witness in the field of child abuse.

Forensic Interview

A non-leading, child-friendly interview to gather the child’s statements about allegations of abuse.

Forensic Medical Exam

An exam conducted by a trained sexual assault nurse examiner to assess, document, and preserve physical findings.

Family Advocacy

Provides individual support, crisis intervention, and follow-up services to children and families.

Service Referrals

Needs may be identified while serving the child and family. Staff can make referrals for additional services and support, as needed.

MDT Approach

Our staff works with other agencies such as law enforcement, DFCS, the District Attorney’s Office, mental health and medical professionals for a multi-disciplinary response to child abuse.

Get Involved

Our Annual Events

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Farm to Fork Dinner

The Treehouse’s Farm to Fork Dinner is an evening of farm fresh food – locally grown produce and meats, locally crafted beverages, live music, and more! Proceeds from the event will benefit The Treehouse Children’s Advocacy Center which provides vital forensic and advocacy services to victims of child abuse and sexual assault in Thomas County – free of charge.

Oakfest

Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Thomasville to benefit The Treehouse, Oakfest is a local music festival raising money to make a difference in the lives of children who are victims of abuse. Presented by the law office of Whitehurst, Blackburn, Warren, Oakfest is the signature St. Patrick’s Day event for South Georgia. At Oakfest, there’s something for the whole family including food trucks, shaved ice, adult beverages, a VIP section, and plenty of music and entertainment!

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