Kids' Harbor, Inc.
Osage Beach, MO | http://kidsharbormo.org/
Kids' Harbor Child Advocacy Center provides coordinated services for child abuse victims and their families in a warm, child-friendly atmosphere. These services include forensic interviews, forensic medical exams, counseling, and advocacy; all of which are designed to lessen the trauma experienced by the child. In this child-focused, child-friendly environment, representatives from many disciplines make decisions about the investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse cases.
All of our services are provided free of charge to children ages 0-18 years of age and are referred to us due to allegations of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, as well as physical and medical neglect, witnesses to violence and drug endangerment. Between our two centers in Osage Beach and St. Robert, MO we serve 10 counties in the state of Missouri, including the Fort Leonard Wood Military Base. On average 12-15% of our annual referrals are military dependents. In 2014, 703 children were referred to Kids' Harbor for services.
Kids' Harbor adheres to the Child First Doctrine: The child is our first priority. Not the needs of the family, not the story, not the evidence, not the needs of the courts, not the needs of law enforcement, not the needs of children’s services, not the needs of attorneys. The child is our first priority.