Who we are
Heartford House serves as the child advocacy center for Tippecanoe and the surrounding counties. The purpose of Heartford House is to allow children who have been a victim or witness to a crime to participate in a forensic interview with specially trained professionals who are members of a Multi-Disciplinary Team that includes law enforcement, prosecutor's office, and child protective services. Every aspect of the environment and services provided by Heartford House is structured to attend to the needs of child victims. Our building is designed to create a feeling of security, safety, and privacy. In addition, our process for talking with victims utilizes a proven method which minimizes the secondary trauma that a victim experiences when asked to repeat the details of a crime. In addition, the non-offending parent is also provided resources and support from Heartford House staff. In addition to forensic interviews, Heartford House provides community education to help identify and provide services to victims of child abuse.
To support children who suffer abuse or witness crime through forensic interviews, advocacy, and education.
“I can tell the Heartford House works hard to put children at ease and feel comfortable before they must talk about very painful experiences. This is critical and so evident from the moment you walk through the door. I'm very grateful they have made my children feel so at ease.” - parent of child interviewed in July 2020
We are thankful for our partners in law enforcement, Department of Child Services, medical, and prosecutor's office.