Their work has resulted in a facility designed to be both functional and child-friendly, visible to the community yet sensitive to the need for client privacy, and capable of accommodating growth and expanding need.
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Juliette’s House – McMinnville, Oregon
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A Compassionate Response…
Juliette’s House is a non-profit, medically-based child abuse assessment center conceived and realized in 1997 as a compassionate response to child abuse in Yamhill County.
Juliette’s House resulted from a dynamic grassroots effort to make a child abuse assessment facility designed to be both functional and child-friendly, visible to the community yet sensitive to the need for client privacy, suitable for the size and needs of Yamhill County, and capable of accommodating growth and expanding need.
A Medical Model…
Each year, 150 to 200 children are referred to Juliette’s House, usually by child welfare workers, law enforcement, and medical providers, for evaluation as a result of suspected sexual abuse, physical abuse, serious neglect, exposure to drug endangerment, or exposure to domestic violence. Juliette’s House works in close collaboration with Child Welfare, Law Enforcement, the District Attorney, Mental Health agencies and Crime Victim Services.
We perform a complete medical examination and forensic interview in a home-like, child-friendly setting designed to minimize trauma to the child and help make the investigation, treatment and follow-up process less frightening and more successful for the child and the child’s family.
After The Assessment…
We also offer treatment options to the children we serve, and provide follow-up services (such as resource referrals) to children and their non-offending family members.
Juliette’s House gives abused children and their families answers to questions, solutions to problems, opportunities to heal and to help themselves, and access to resources and individuals ready and able to help them.
A Community Working Together…
Media coverage of high profile child abuse cases and system failures has made people more aware of child abuse and the efforts being made by organizations like Juliette’s House to address the problems of an overburdened system and involve the community in the effort to solve them.
Through the years Juliette’s House as enjoyed generous community-wide financial, in-kind, volunteer and other support.
We want local citizens, businesses and partner agencies to be part of our fight against child abuse. Citizens and businesses can become involved on a variety of levels, each fitted to their own needs, talents and ability to give, in a solid collaborative effort to address the child abuse issues facing Yamhill County.