The GreenHouse is available to child victims and their non-offending family members for support, information, and therapy. We provide a safe, non-threatening, and child-friendly atmosphere for the recorded interviewing of children who have been sexually or physically abused.

Below is a list of all of the services provided by The GreenHouse:

  • Forensic Interview: As soon as a child makes an outcry or disclosure of sexual or extreme physical abuse (usually to a parent or teacher or medical professional), arrangements are made for a forensic interview at The GreenHouse. There, a specially trained professional conducts a fact-finding, non-leading interview, a key component in the investigative process. The interview is recorded to prevent the child from having to retell his or her story multiple times. Please note: The GreenHouse only accepts referrals for forensic interviews from Law Enforcement and/or Department of Family and Children Services. Guardians cannot request forensic interviews directly.

  • Medical Examination: A medical examination may be indicated as part of the investigative process. The exam is performed by a specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE nurse). The child is attended during the exam by a Victim Advocate.

  • Multidisciplinary Team Review: Every month, a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) reviews cases to ensure that needed services are being offered by the respective parties. The MDT is comprised of the core disciplines (Advocacy, Mental Health, Medical, District Attorney’s Office, Law Enforcement, and the Department of Family and Children Services.

  • Court Preparation: GreenHouse clients whose cases proceed through the criminal justice system to prosecution will be oriented to the courtroom and briefed on trial procedure by a Victim Advocate.

  • Therapy: Therapy services at The GreenHouse are offered by licensed therapists with training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Our therapists will work with you and your child to ensure the best possible outcomes after abuse has occurred. Therapy is available to clients and their non-offending caregivers at no cost.

  • Tutoring: To ensure a child makes adequate academic progress, The GreenHouse offers tutoring on an as needed basis.

  • Referrals: Sometimes, a child and/or a non-offending family member will present with needs that The GreenHouse cannot meet. When this happens, a GreenHouse staff member will make a referral to one of our partner agencies to ensure the victim receives the precise services he or she needs.