You can help fight child abuse through Arkansas Children's House

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Your donation to Children's House gives abused and neglected children a reason to hope for the future.

Every day in Arkansas, children are being abused and neglected. This epidemic is unacceptable. 

According to the Arkansas Department of Human Services, a child is abused or neglected in Arkansas every 47 minutes. You can help provide care, love and hope for these fragile victims.

Currently, children who have been abused or neglected have to visit three different places on the ACH campus to receive treatment.

In one office, the boy or girl undergoes a forensic interview. In the next, the child receives a medical evaluation. In yet another, mental health professionals treat the child.

But all that will change when the new Children’s House opens in 2015.

This new facility on the ACH campus will bring all services for abused and neglected children and their families under one roof.

It will provide a single, safe place where families can receive needed services in a child-friendly, multidisciplinary setting. 

We may not be able to end child abuse and neglect overnight, but you can help make sure victims receive the very best chance for healing. 

“Our goals for the new Children’s House are to effectively meet the needs of abused children in our state; minimize the trauma that abused children experience; and, provide a safe place where children can feel comfortable, protected and safe,” says Jerry G. Jones, MD, medical director of the ACH Team for Children at Risk. 

"With this dream realized, we can set a new standard for care of abused children and their families.” 

The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation is helping Arkansas Children’s Hospital fight the abuse epidemic with a $500,000 challenge grant. If met, the grant will support construction of Children’s House. You can help victims of abuse and neglect – and your donation will be matched, thanks to the Mabee Foundation. 

Click here to read a Q&A with one of the doctors on the front lines of the abuse epidemic in Arkansas.

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