Mission: Childhelp exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We focus our efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
Programs: Residential - the childhelp merv griffin village in beaumont, california, and the childhelp alice c. Tyler village in lignum, virginia are childhelp's long-term residential treatment facilities. These facilities house child victims of severe neglect and abuse who require special attention with regard to behavioral and emotional well-being. Combined, the two villages housed an estimated 270 children and provided over 9,000 services last year. These villages are located in rural settings allowing the program to utilize treatment such as animal assisted therapy, art therapy and organized wilderness activities (over 300 recreational therapeutic activities). Other childhelp residential facilities include group homes in california.
advocacy/diagnostic - childhelp provides advocacy and education for issues of child abuse, neglect and at-risk children and youth. Childhelp's advocacy programs include child advocacy centers, which provide a one-stop location for integrated services from law enforcement, county social service agencies, pediatricians and trauma-focused mental health therapists. Childhelp has advocacy centers in arizona, colorado, tennessee and virginia and a mobile advocacy unit in northern arizona. In fiscal year 2014, these advocacy centers provided services to over 9,000 children and worked on more than 3,000 new cases of suspected child abuse. Education services include childhelp's public awareness and education initiatives such as the childhelp's speak up be safe(r) virtual learning portal for personal body safety program reaching children in 40 states and 10 countries and reaching at least 50,000 children. Childhelp outreach and awareness facilities include childhelp community center in avondale, arizona, which served more than 1,100 children and adults in the fiscal year ended in 2014. Additonally the merv griffin village in beaumont, california, provided non public school education to over 300 children, and alice c tyler village in lignum, virginia, provided non public school education to over 300 children.
education - the childhelp non-public schools (nps) of merv griffin village in beaumont, california and the alice c. Tyler village in lignum, virginia cater to children who require a therapeutic environment as a component of their elementary or secondary education. The non-public schools serve students with extreme emotional disturbances that cannot be accommodated in a public school. The non-public schools provide high quality supervision, structure and individual programming designed to transition the child to a functional level in society. The two schools served approximately 850 students in the fiscal year ended in 2014 with a combined capacity of more than 180 students.
I am working to help the crisis in AZ with the number of children removed from unsafe homes each day. I know the tremendous impact Childhelp has made in keeping AZ children safe through the partnership with DCS. Childhelp created a safe haven for children removed from homes that are awaiting placements, and the children are now sleeping safely in comfortable beds at night rather than on the floor of offices as was the case for over ten years in AZ. The dedication by the Childhelp founders to keep children safe and provide treatment for the traumas suffered by the children is like no other. They are going on 60 years of focused, immovable efforts to change the outcome for children across the nation by bringing hope and love to overcome the most destructive abuse in the little lives that deserve better. All children deserve love and compassion, and Childhelp has been committed to providing that to every child through their programs and work that impacts every area of child abuse.
How can you not rate Childhelp with 5 stars! 55 years and still going strong to prevent, treat and create awareness in the world of child abuse. I have volunteered for the last three years and have seen the work done at the Beaumont ,Ca. Village. It is truly amazing to witness the change in the lives of these children and the chance of hope they are given.
This organization and its founders have saved more than 9 million children from abuse since they began is 1959. I have come to know the Founders and the work being done at Childhelp as a volunteer for the past three years, and I can say with 100% confidence that they truly care about making a difference in the lives of children who suffer from the horrors of child abuse. They have created a new prevention education program for elementary schools to incorporate into their curriculum that will help children suffering from sexual abuse, bullying and so much more.
The children that are taken to the Childhelp residential facilities, are the most severe cases of child abuse, and often the last hope before the child is institutionalized permanently, but Childhelp has proven that it is possible to heal these children so that they are able to go back to society and have hope for a bright future.
I am a monthly volunteer for Childhelp organization. I believe the founders are very kind and heart filled to open this nonprofit to help all the abused children in the world. For a small donation each month I am pleased to feed a abused child. No Child should ever be abused and it is terrible how many die from abuse. Childhelp is doing such a tremendous thing helping the children recover, and heal and keep them safe.