Who We Serve
Our programs target children whose parents are trapped in conflict and often at their worst; all of the children seen are “at risk” and they range from birth to 17 years of age.
Our client’s parents are those whom the courts have determined that without intervention may be at risk of emotional abuse, physical abuse or neglect of their children.
Seventy-six percent of clients report a history of family violence at intake.
We are located in a three story, child-friendly house. Being in a house provides a therapeutic setting for families coming to visit…some are meeting for the first time, and some will only be able to visit at our Center.
It allows for “normal” family activities, such as when the parent and child utilize the kitchen to bake cookies, decorate cupcakes or make a pizza together.
Families that stay onsite for visits can play in our outside space, which includes a playground, half basketball court and a picnic area.
We are dedicated to ensuring that the best interest of the children always comes first at our Center. We take their physical, emotional and psychological safety into consideration at all times.
Our Executive Director, who is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Supervisor of counselor interns, fosters a therapeutic perspective in all we do at the Center.
Every semester, we have up to 10 masters’ level counseling students gaining clinical experience at the Center, and are involved in almost every aspect of what we do; 90% of our supervised visits are facilitated by the counselors-in-training. Counselors-in-training are thoroughly trained in the theory of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and are guided in integrating that theory into all aspects of the work they do at the Center.