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Family Services

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CornerHouse is an important resource in the community that understands the need for family support. The effects of child sexual abuse impact each individual family differently, and it is important that families get the support they need to ensure best outcomes. CornerHouse offers free, voluntary family services to caregivers of children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults who are seen at CornerHouse for a forensic interview. Our Family Services Team works to assure families are supported, empowered, and connected to needed services through:

By partnering with families in this way, CornerHouse hopes to help families provide safe, stable environments in which children can flourish.

CornerHouse offers the following Family Services:
Caregiver SupportCornerHouse Caregiver Support

CornerHouse Caregiver Support gives caregivers the help and guidance they need through referrals, education, crisis support, and tools. The support of a caregiver is one of the most important factors in promoting healing in a child after abuse has occurred.

Home VisitsCornerHouse Home Visiting Program

The CornerHouse Home Visiting Program provides targeted families with intensive support, parent education, and referral services to promote safe, healthy, and stable environments for their children. Services are offered in both Spanish and English. The CornerHouse Home Visiting Program includes weekly visits and focuses on promoting the health and well-being of children in the presence of stress.

Support GroupsSupport GroupsSupport GroupsCornerHouse Support Groups for Families and Kids

The CornerHouse Support Group Program includes weekly meetings at CornerHouse with group facilitators and other families. The program helps to: strengthen family relationships; provide victims and families with support to help them understand, integrate, and heal from their experience; and decrease the isolation that families and children impacted by sexual abuse may experience.

For more information about Family Services, please contact the Family Services Director, Angela Lewis-Dmello, at (612) 813-8312 or

For Recursos en Español, please click here.

CornerHouse Family Services Evaluation 2016

Click here to view the Executive Summary of the the 2016 CornerHouse Family Services Evaluation.

CornerHouse Tip Sheets

Click the links below to view or download these CornerHouse Tip Sheets.

Tips for Helping Keep Kids Safe

Tips for Recognizing Abuse

Tips for Reporting Abuse

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”

     - Lady Bird Johnson

“Cherishing children is the mark of a civilized society.”

     – Joan Ganz Cooney