Harold’s House is used as a tool for the investigation, prosecution, and healing services for the cases of child abuse in Angelina, Nacogdoches and Sabine County. Each year, Harold’s House serves over 1,400 children (and their non-offending care-givers) who were sexually abused, severely physically abused, or who had witnessed a violent crime.
Our average client of sexual abuse is 10 years old.
Committed to helping each family navigate the investigation, prosecution and healing process. Clients receive information and referrals to community resources and assistance completing application for Crime Victims Compensation.
Gather pertinent information from children in a neutral, non-leading, developmentally sensitive, and legally defensible manner. While doing this, law enforcement and CPS are observing the interview to allow a collaborative team approach to taking the child’s statement.
The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner gathers information from the patient for the medical forensic history, an examination, coordinating treatment of injuries, documentation of physical findings, collection of evidence and referrals for STIs and pregnancy.
EDUCATION & COMMUNITY OUTREACH
High-quality training for professionals working in the field of crimes against children, mandated reporters, parents, and the community at large.
Training programs include:
The purposes of the mental health services provided by Harold’s House are to promote healing, to lessen the likelihood of revictimization and to decrease the ongoing and long-term social, emotional and developmental outcomes of trauma.