A little about us.
Recognizing that child victims of crime had special needs, former District Attorney Jack Partain established The GreenHouse in 1994 as an outreach of the DA’s Victim/Witness Assistance Program. Use of the house, a little bungalow that had been subdivided into two apartments, was offered for $1 a year by World Carpet, now Mohawk Industries. The community was generous in outfitting the little house and inmate labor was used to transform it from a shabby duplex into a charming child-friendly cottage decorated around a rainforest theme. The
GreenHouse was dedicated in a public ceremony in May 1995 with then-Attorney General Mike Bowers and Miss Georgia 1995 Andrea Krahn serving as special guests.
In 2012, the The GreenHouse Board of Directors voted to become an independent agency, separating from the District Attorney’s Office to become a standalone 501(c ) 3 organization. In 2013, The GreenHouse became a United Way of Northwest Georgia Community Partner which allowed services to continue, so no clients were lost in the transition.
In 2019, The GreenHouse relocated to a temporary, larger facility and will implement forensic medical exams on-site by August of 2019. The GreenHouse is currently pursuing a capital campaign to purchase or construct a permanent facility ensuring that the needs of victims are met with no delay for years to come.
STAFF (pictured above from left to right)
Natima G. Walker, Executive Director
Marlen Rodriguez-Sandoval, Advocate
Melissa Wells, Forensic Interviewer
Marshall Lynch, Therapist
Damaris Natola, Therapist
Mollie Welch, Advocate
Dr. Mary Ann Hensley, Therapist
Ben Rickett, Board President
Johnathon Bowen, Board Vice President
Mike Dubose, Treasurer
Elaine Campbell, Secretary