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Child Services

Domestic violence affects every member of the family, including children.

Children who witness domestic violence are more likely to be affected by violence as adults – either as victims or perpetrators. Exposure to violence and abuse impacts the emotional, social and physical development of children.

Camden House staff provide a warm and safe environment for children and youth to heal – and many opportunities to just be a kid through fun activities and field trips.

Who does the Children’s Program serve?

Camden House offers services to children staying with a parent or guardian in Camden House’s shelter or participating in Outreach Programs.
The Children’s Program supports children and families whose lives have been disrupted by violence and abuse. To assist children in dealing with the trauma of exposure to violence at home, the Child Advocate offers individual & group activities to help children learn the skills to cope with their environment and resolve conflicts without violence.

Advocacy for the child is provided through coordination of community resources and support according to the child’s individual needs.

What to Expect at the Children’s Program

Children’s Program Services Include:

  • Healing activities through structured play
  • Supportive family-focused programming
  • Homework and educational programming
  • Coordination with school districts to coordinate educational services
  • Parenting workshops and support

Understanding Children’s Response to Abuse

Children’s behavior in response to crisis is sometimes viewed as ‘acting up’ or ‘bad behavior’, when we know it is a typical response to the trauma they have experienced. Camden House works closely with parents to provide tools and support. Strengthening parents’ ability to parent through crisis and trauma has the potential to break the cycle of violence.

Some examples include:

  • helping parents with understanding children’s reactions to the abuse
  • non-violent disciplinary techniques
  • understanding child development
  • referring parents and children to schools and social service agencies as appropriate.

All services are free of charge and confidential.

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24-hour Hotline: (912) 882-7858

P.O. Box 5159 St. Marys, GA 31558

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Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to support victims of domestic violence as they become survivors and lead healthy, abuse free lives.

Our vision is to be the premier non-profit in Camden County using a trauma-informed care service model to meet the needs of domestic violence victims and support them as they overcome barriers.  We have the right people (staff and board) and financial resources in place to support our organization’s mission.


Since 1987, Camden House has served as the community voice for victims of domestic violence in Camden and Charlton counties. Your donations will support Camden House’s efforts to end domestic violence and provide a safe, secure environment for victims to heal and create a new life for themselves. With your help we will continue to serve our community and victims for many years to come.

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