Providing a community response to child abuse that facilitates healing, recovery, and prevention.
About THE GATEHOUSE CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION & SUPPORT SITE
Out of a restored Victorian house, The Gatehouse provides support services for people whose lives have been affected by childhood abuse. We offer a safe place for children to disclose abuse to police, as well as services that address the needs of adult survivors of abuse. Our programs provide a unique service response intended to reduce trauma in the aftermath of abuse and are based on referral and advocacy support within the larger social service system. Our goal is to create a seamless continuum of support services around victims and their non-perpetrating family members. Our unique services include:
- A neutral investigation site with a state-of-the-art recording facility for child abuse investigators
- 24 hr. Police Accessibility
- 'Response to a Family Crisis' support program for children and their families
- An Adult Support Network
- A Mentor Training Program
- Short-term consultation and referral counselling
What People Are Saying
"Being part of The Gatehouse has provided me with the opportunity to resolve many of the issues that I thought were uniquely mine (believing that I am flawed), but are actually symptomatic of the abuse I experienced as a child. I have a better perspective about who I am and why I am the way I am. "
— -Program Participant
"Being a part of The Gatehouse has given me and others a safe place to someone who will always listen. It’s a place where I've always felt comfortable talking to others about problems that we face and share. "
— Program Participant
"I came to The Gatehouse five years ago to get help. For the first time in my life I could talk to someone who understood what I was going through. The Gatehouse helped me get my life back together. "
— -Program participant