The Crescent House is a service of The Children’s Hospital at The Medical Center of Central Georgia and advocates for children who are victims of Child Abuse.
Established in 1997, The Crescent House is a children’s
advocacy center that specializes in providing services to the
children of our community who have been physically and sexually
abused. National statistics indicate that 1 in every 4 girls
and 1 in every 6 boys will be sexually abused before the age of
18 and more than 3 million American children are reported abused
or neglected every year.
The Crescent House is not a shelter, but a facility with state-of-the-art equipment that enables our team of specially trained professionals to provide evidence based services which include referral for therapy, forensic interviews and medical exams, crisis intervention, support, community education and prevention programs, and multi-disciplinary case management. Today, families, human services, law enforcement agencies, healthcare professionals and educators can turn to the Crescent House, the only hospital-based multidisciplinary child protection team in the Central and South Georgia region for consultation and support. Sensitive care is provided by dedicated clinicians and staff to help the hospital and community identify, treat, and comfort child abuse victims and their families. Our main focus is on the child. Our team consists of a Nurse Practitioner, a Forensic Pediatrican, Forensic Interviewers, and a Child Life Therapist that work together to care for child victims of abuse and neglect in a child-friendly environment.
What Should I Do If I Suspect Abuse?
If you have reason to believe that a child has been the victim of child abuse, contact your county's Department of Family and Children's Services or Law Enforcement Agency.
The Crescent House is a full member of Children's Advocacy Centers of Georgia (www.cacga.org) and is supported in part by Children's Advocacy Centers of Georgia, Inc. through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.
Address and Contact Information
The Crescent House
726 First Street
Macon, GA 31201
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm (Monday-Friday)
On-call assistance is available from The Crescent House 24/7 and can be accessed by calling 478-633-7044 and following the paging instructions.
Also available through the Crescent House is the Stewards of Children prevention program developed by Darkness to Light. Darkness to Light is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse by shifting the responsibility of prevention from children to adults. The mission is accomplished through an award winning media campaign that raises public awareness and directs adults to educational tools. The tools teach adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse and include the 7 Steps to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and the consciousness training based Stewards of Children curriculum. Please contact the Crescent House if your or your agency would like to schedule a training.