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Non Profit Spotlight

Give the Gift of Hope – Donate to Children’s Advocacy Center Hope House

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From Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House Executive Director propecia infertility follow naturenurture essay follow link levitra alex follow link cialis 20 mg tadalafil essay about person who has influence on you hamlet ap essay topics college entrance essay help www viagra side effects ricette false per cialis byu college admission essay prompt viagra e dintorni critical essays on dracula follow Is Celebrex or Mobic Stronger hero essay hook how to send email from iphone with attachments cho hakkai character profile essay 50 mg viagra reviews dosage propecia best lip balm for accutane essays on aging population comparative dissertation Thomas Mitchell:

Dear Friend of Hope House,

This year has presented new challenges for us all, but probably none so much as the child abuse victims we serve at Hope House. Most of these children have experienced unfathomable sexual abuse, physical abuse, trafficking, or extreme neglect. The COVID-19 crisis has only amplified our national and local child abuse epidemic. As a united community, we can heal those emotional wounds, get justice for children, and restore faith in families, communities, and institutions.

That’s why I’m writing to ask you to support our shared mission with a tax-deductible, year-end gift.

So far in 2020, Hope House has served nearly 350 child abuse victims right here in St. Tammany and Washington Parishes. That’s more children than any preceding year in our organization’s 26-year history. As you already know, we provide:

  • Forensic interviews, which help local law enforcement bring child abusers to justice
  • Ongoing trauma-focused therapy and advocacy for victims and their non-offending caregivers
  • And abuse prevention education to adults and children throughout our community.

Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we have been able to provide all of these services free of charge, making the Northshore a safer place for children and families. Here’s a glimpse at the real-world impact of your investment:

  • $2,000 covers the cost of a forensic interview, and comprehensive care and services for one child abuse survivor.
  • $1,000 covers the cost of a child’s entire therapy journey following abuse and trauma.
  • $250 covers training to a group of 20 adults to better protect children through our Stewards of Children abuse prevention program.
  • $50 covers the cost of a specialized counseling session for a child abuse survivor.

If you believe, as we do, that the foundation of a strong community starts with the health and wellbeing of our children, please consider making an end-of-year, tax-deductible donation to Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House. Or take your commitment one step further and become a community partner. Your donation is critical to ending the cycle of child abuse.

Please visit or contact me directly to your donation or learn more about how you can provide hope, healing and justice to our community’s most vulnerable children.

Merry Christmas, and God bless you and your family.

Thomas Mitchell, LPC, NCC
Executive Director
985-892-3885 Ext. 3

Give Hope! Donate Today!

Local Events Non Profit Spotlight

Save the Date: Ultimate Tailgate Party VII

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The Exchange Club of West St. Tammany invites you to the Seventh Annual Ultimate Tailgate Party at the Tchefuncta Country Club on Saturday, August 26, 2017, 7 – 10 p.m.
13 BBQ teams compete for the title of Grand Champion.

This annual fundraiser supports organizations in the community that align with the Exchange Club’s pillars of service: Child Abuse Prevention, building a strong family unit and Americanism. For more information about the Exchange Club, visit online at

Local Events Non Profit Spotlight

Adventure Quest to Benefit Hope House Saturday at the Covington Trailhead

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covhopehouseadventurequest2015 (2)The Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House presents the Hope House Adventure Quest Saturday afternoon, May 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There is a $5 registration fee per family. The Hope House Adventure Quest begins at the Covington Trailhead. Each family team will receive clues to find historical markers in downtown Covington. At each location, the adults will receive information about child abuse prevention and a clue to the next marker. Children will receive stamps for their “passports”. There will be a party with food and children’s activities at the last stop on the Quest. Join in this family adventure! Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse in our community.

Hope House

Find out more information about CAC/Hope House at or call 985-892-3885.

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Covington Police Support Child Abuse Prevention, Partners With Exchange Club Of West St. Tammany

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CPD Officer Trey Mahon displaying his CAP

CPD Officer Trey Mahon displaying his CAP

Chief Tim Lentz announces that the Covington Police Department has partnered with the Exchange Club of West St. Tammany in raising awareness for child abuse prevention. According to the Child Abuse Prevention Center (, in the United States alone, a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds. Almost 5 children die each day as a result of child abuse and more than three out of every four are under the age of four.

Research suggests that one in four girls and one in six boys are subjected to some form of sexual abuse by age 18. More than 30% of sexually abused child victims don’t report the abuse and 90% of victims knew their perpetrator in some way. 81% of victims were abused or maltreated by their biological parents and the abuse is seldom a one-time incident. Child abuse can be prevented with the help of the community. If you or someone you know is a victim of child abuse, report it as soon as possible to local authorities. There are many resources that can be made available to victims of child abuse.

Starting last Wednesday, Covington Police officers wore their ‘CAP’ hats through the weekend. These baseball caps feature “CAP”, an acronym for Child Abuse Prevention, in bold letters with the words “Child Abuse Prevention” printed below. These hats were graciously purchased from the Exchange Club of West St. Tammany by the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter and the officers will give their hats to a child in the community at the end of their tour of duty.

Please join the CPD in raising awareness of child abuse, a preventable crime with the help of the community. If you would like to become involved in raising child abuse prevention awareness or would like further information, please visit the Exchange Club of West St. Tammany’s website at