Childrenz Haven - Polk County
Helping to End Abuse and Violence, Now
Provide a neutral, non-biased, child-friendly environment, and facilitate a multi-disciplinary approach in the prevention, detection, investigation, and treatment of child abuse.
According to the Darkness 2 Light , a child abuse prevention and nonprofit organization:
“Experts estimate that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthdays. This means that in any classroom or neighborhood full of children, there are children who are silently bearing the burden of sexual abuse.”
Childrenz Haven of Polk County, Texas opened on September 1, 2009 as the 64th Children’s Advocacy Centers™ of Texas, Inc. (CACTX). A non-profit (501-C3), we provide a safe and child-friendly environment where abused children can tell their story.
Childrenz Haven provides services to child abuse victims between the ages of 2 to 17 years for: sexual, emotional and physical abuse, child neglect, and child witnesses of crimes and their non-offending family members. With a team of five that includes two experienced forensic interviewers and two trauma-trained therapists, and a team of volunteers, we serve all of Polk County and occasionally conduct courtesy interviews for surrounding counties.
CACTX is a statewide membership association representing all local children’s advocacy centers in the Lone Star state.