About Tree House Child and Family Center History
ABOUT THE TREE HOUSE
The Tree House Child and Family Center provides child abuse awareness, prevention, and education, and training programs to the people of Walworth County. The Tree House also works to establish relationships with community partners, such as law enforcement, medical professionals, mental health professionals, educators, the district attorney's office, corporation counsel, child protective services, and more.
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In 1989, a Children's Court Advisory Board was created to bring together professionals from diverse disciplines, along with caring citizens, to open up communication and provide education and awareness for the public to address the growing concern of child maltreatment. The group met monthly for 20 years, changing laws that affected children who had been abused, and developing and strengthening policies and protocols to better serve the needs of the community.
As time went on, the group continued to expand, there was more community involvement, and in 2009 the Walworth County Alliance for Children (WCAC) was formally established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
On April 15, 2013, the Tree House opened its doors as a stand-alone facility. The WCAC later changed its name to Tree House Child and Family Center, as it is known today.
The Tree House is the home of Children's Wisconsin Walworth County Child Advocacy Center. The child advocacy center serves children and families of Walworth County with concerns about child abuse and neglect.
The Tree House was designed to be child-friendly, which is evident in the home-like setting, the family rooms with toys, video and board games, and the two playgrounds.