Intervention

healing kids

Helping thousands of children in Santa Rosa County

The Santa Rosa Kids’ House has had a tremendous positive impact on thousands of children in Santa Rosa County, Florida.

Children suffering abuse are referred by law enforcement, social workers, medical professionals, family or neighbors to the house.

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At Santa Rosa Kids’ House, in a warm, home-like environment, a child is interviewed by a professional who specializes in working with abuse victims of all ages.

In order to keep distractions to a minimum, representatives of the local police or Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Children and Families, and the State Attorney’s Office may watch the interview via electronic monitoring equipment.  The interview is recorded for possible use in judicial proceedings, and to prevent the child from having to be interviewed repeatedly.

Then, following a medical exam designed to detect the physical symptoms of abuse, the professionals discuss each case and work toward a quick resolution.

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Because all of the government branches involved in the protection of children are represented in these meetings, a child can be removed from an abusive environment on the same day he/she is interviewed.

Although many child victims do not need to be removed from their home in order to be safe, some children do require substitute living arrangements in order to secure their safety.

In those cases, the Santa Rosa Kids’ House has a fully furnished “respite room” and a fully equipped kitchen to provide for the immediate care of children while safe living arrangements are being secured. During this time, children are also be provided with personal items, clothing and comfort items (stuffed animals, blankets, books) to take with them to their temporary homes.

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To ensure that cases proceed in a manner that promotes accuracy in investigations, as well as the well being of the child, professionals in the multidisciplinary team continue to work together to review active cases, following each through to healthy outcomes.

To help ensure the best interests of children are continually met, the Santa Rosa Kids’ House also houses court-appointed child advocates through the Florida Guardian ad Litem program.

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where we serve

The state-designated CAC for Santa Rosa County

As the state-designated Children’s Advocacy Center for Santa Rosa County, we proudly serve child abuse victims and their families in the county, including those located in:

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testimonials
What past clients say about Santa Rosa Kids House
Your generosity will allow us to help more children in need

Help stop the hurt. Santa Rosa Kids House serves over 1,000 children and their families each year, but more need our help. Your donation will help us continue to heal our community and fulfill the needs of more children and their families.

Your generosity will allow us to help more children in need

Help stop the hurt. Santa Rosa Kids House serves over 1,000 children and their families each year, but more need our help. Your donation will help us continue to heal our community and fulfill the needs of more children and their families.