What is Abbott House?

 

Mary Abbott Children's House is a safe place for children to tell their stories regarding sexual and physical abuse and neglect, as well as children who are a witness to crime and in drug endangered situations. Abbott House provides forensic interviews, medical assessments, advocacy, and education around the signs of abuse and how to report suspected abuse.   

Abbott House is one of approximately 750 independent Children's Advocacy Centers across the country accredited by the National Children's Alliance and is charged with serving Cleveland, McClain, and Garvin Counties. Abbott House also serves counties outside of its primary jurisdiction, serving 19 Oklahoma counties in the last year.

Although a stand alone non-profit organization, Abbott House works closely with law enforcement officers, the district attorney's office, child protective services, mental health care professionals, and medical professionals to maintain a victim centered, child friendly atmosphere and sensibility during investigations of alleged child abuse.