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The C.R.E.A.T.E. Hope Program provides treatment and advocacy services to child crime victims (4-18 years old) or witnesses to crime and their non-offending caregivers free of charge.

Crimes may include physical/sexual/emotional abuse, domestic violence, severe neglect or other violent crimes.

Our program uses a trauma-informed, wraparound approach that promotes stabilization and healing through Evidence Based Treatments and support for child victims and their non-offending caregivers. Licensed clinicians provide treatment and support services that are tailored to meet the unique and individual needs of each child and family.

Offices are located in Lake Waccamaw and Hampstead.

Services

Trauma-informed Mental Health Services

  • Evidence based individual therapy for children
  • Caregiver support group
  • Child victim support group
  • Family therapy
  • Crisis intervention
  • 24/7 on call support from clinicians

Support & Advocacy Services

  • Child and family needs assessment
  • Crisis planning and safety planning
  • Linking child and family to needed community resources and providers
  • Parenting education and support
  • Multidisciplinary team approach
  • Helping families understand victim/witness rights as well as navigation of the legal process
  • Wraparound case management for stabilization and recovery

Admissions

Criteria:

  • Child (ages 4-18) who resides in Bladen, Pender, Columbus or Robeson county and has been a victim of a crime and/or witnessed criminal acts.
  • Crimes must be reported to law enforcement and/or Department of Social Services
  • Eligible child victims must be able to function in a home setting (home, foster  home or group home)
  • Participation of a non-offending caregiver

Referrals may come from

  • Social Services Agencies
  • District Attorney's Offices
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Victim Assistance Programs
  • Child Advocacy Centers
  • Guardian Ad Litems
  • Self-referrals
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Medical Service Professionals
  • Schools
  • Foster Parents

Request for services form

For questions or referrals, contact Chanté Clark (chante.clark@bghnc.org) or Whitney Philemon (whitney.philemon@bghnc.org)

Lake Waccamaw Office - serving Bladen, Columbus and Robeson counties
104 E. Old Hwy 74/76
P.O. Box 127
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
(910) 646-3083 ext. 212

Hampstead Office - Serving Pender County
36 Southend Ct.
Hampstead, NC 28443
FAX - (910) 604-0596

This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-VA-GX-0050 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication, program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc., operates its programs, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of our programs.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write Office of Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (OCR), 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TTY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech) or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).