Our Approach

Children's Advocacy Center - Hope House is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse in our community. We provide a path to recovery and a bridge to justice for victims of abuse.

The professionals who help families after reported child sexual or other severe abuse are from many different organizations—and they all work together as a team at Children’s Advocacy Center-Hope House

The St. Tammany and Washington Parish Multidisciplinary Teams are headquartered at Children's Advocacy Center-Hope House. Our MDT is 10 agencies strong. We believe that no single agency has all the necessary skills, knowledge, and resources to provide the assistance needed by abused kids and their families. The MDT approach has been shown to reduce traumatization while holding offenders accountable.

The mission of MDT is, “to work together through a collaborative, inter-agency approach to ensure the best possible outcomes for children who are victims of sexual abuse and other severe physical abuse.” MDT partners work under a shared protocol.

Partner Agencies

  • St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Audrey Hepburn CARE Center
  • Covington Police Department
  • Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Slidell Police Department
  • 22nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office
  • Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services
  • Bogalusa Police Department
  • Pearl River Police Department
  • Mandeville Police Department
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