One word

One Conversation

One Moment

can make a difference in the
life of a child.

Our Yearly Impact

Forensic Interviews conducted so far in 2023

%

of cases investigated at Harbor House that involved Sexual Assault

Kids in Foster Care in Floyd & Polk Counties as of this morning

%

of children served at Harbor House are 10 and under

Harbor House is a Child Advocacy Center
working with victims of sexual & severe
physical abuse.

  • We provide services for children who may have been the victim to abuse.
  • We offer prevention programs to help stop abuse before it starts.
  • We provide intervention where abuse may have occurred.

General Child Abuse Statistics

In the United States:

  • A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.
  • 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. (2010 national study)
  • An estimated 638,000 children are the confirmed victims of child abuse
    or neglect each year.
  • An estimated 4 children die every day from child abuse and neglect; 70% are under the age of 3.
  • 86% of children who are sexually abused are victimized by someone they know.
  • Approximately 1 out of every 100 children in Georgia were somehow involved with a substantiated
    incident of child abuse in 2016.

 In Georgia:

  • A child is more likely to be a victim of CSEC – Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (trafficking) than they are to be in a serious traffic accident.

If you don’t stop child abuse, who will?

Contact and support us with any questions or concerns you might have. Your gift, no matter the size, makes a great difference in the effort to stop child abuse. Thank you for your consideration and generous support! Please make a monetary donation clicking Donate or by mailing your donation to the address shown.

Become a Volunteer and change a child’s story.

CASA volunteers are everyday people of all ages and backgrounds who are willing to be the voice of an abused or neglected child involved in Juvenile Court proceedings. The goal of the CASA volunteer is to find every child a safe, permanent, loving home as soon as possible because…
Every child’s voice deserves to be heard.

If you have an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

For non-emergent reports of known or suspected child abuse, please contact:

Georgia Department of Family and Children Services
1-855-GA-Child, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you need the police, please contact:

Floyd County Police Department at (706) 235-7766
Polk County Police Department at (770) 748-7331
Aragon City Police Department at (770) 684-6563
Cave Spring Police Department at (706) 777-3382
Cedartown City Police Department at (770) 748-4123
Rockmart City Police Department at (770) 684-6558
Rome City Police Department at (706) 238-5111

In 1991, the Floyd County Child Abuse Protocol Committee recommended the establishment of a coordinated system designed to respond to child abuse cases. The committee specifically recommended the establishment of a children’s center and the creation of a multidisciplinary child abuse investigation team. After detailed research and much effort, the Northwest Georgia Child Advocacy Center, known as “Harbor House”, was established in the fall of 1994.

© 2023 Harbor House, Rome, GA. NWGA-CAC. CASA® logo, name, and slogans are trademarks.

Harbor House is a 501(c)3 (nonprofit) organization and donations are tax-deductible.

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