Kelly Stephens, Executive Director
Mission Statement: To provide and coordinate services to victims of violent crime.
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
On call advocacy for medical exams 24 / 7
- Provides services to children who are victims of sexual and / or physical abuse, or are witnesses to domestic violence and other crimes. LifeHouse uses various programs to provide help and protection without causing further suffering. These programs include advocacy during medical exams provided 24 / 7, the Kids in Court program, Project Safetalk, the Shawnee County Multidisciplinary Child Protection Team, and Talking about Touching.
- The Kids in Court Program provide education and support to children and families going to court.
- Project Safetalk allows child victims to be interviewed in a child friendly setting that is recorded on DVD, reducing the number of times a child must talk about their abuse. LifeHouse provides advocacy, information and counseling referrals to their accompanying non-offending parent(s) or guardian(s) at that time.
- LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center houses a small resource library for victims and families, funded by the Women of Steel.
- LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center also presents Talking About Touching, A Personal Safety Curriculum in schools and daycares. Also available for teachers, counselors and daycare providers.
- Shawnee County Multidisciplinary Child Protection Team is facilitated by LifeHouse CAC and is represented by members of the medical, judicial, legal, educational, law enforcement, mental health and human services sectors. The SCMCPT provides expert consultation upon agency referral.
Eligibility: Victims with open criminal child abuse cases or open Department for Children and Families cases are referred to LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center. Education providers are welcome to check out the child abuse prevention education curriculum.
How to Apply: No need to apply
Funding: Grants, fundraisers, and donations