To listen and offer hope and healing to those silenced by trauma and violence
CornerHouse is a great community resource that is on the frontlines of child abuse; assuring that the voices of children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults are heard. CornerHouse is also valued as an industry resource; teaching and sharing best practices, observations, and techniques in forensic interviewing.
Founded in 1989, CornerHouse is anaccredited Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) that coordinates multi-disciplinary teams to assist each child and family and offers services that are designed to minimize trauma to child victims of abuse, to provide support and assistance to the entire family, and to hold offenders accountable.
CornerHouse was founded as a private, non-profit organization in public-private partnership with Hennepin County Attorney's Office, the Minneapolis Police Department, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department, suburban Hennepin County police departments, Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department, Hennepin County Medical Center and Children's Hospitals and Clinics-Minneapolis.
Corner House is a welcoming and meaningful place to volunteer for. Their staff not only care and have passion for their job but also they make sure that your time is well spend.
Corner House mission and services are worth the time one volunteer. I definitely recommend it as a place for volunteering.
I recently moved to Minneapolis and I have been volunteering since September 2014 at CornerHouse. The people are really nice. I feel welcome and the environment is really good. The supervisor is very helpful and teaches you how to do the tasks. I recommend CornerHouse because it is a great place to volunteer!
I started volunteering with CornerHouse at the beginning of October 2014 as an Administrative Volunteer. I have never felt more welcome at an organization, and I thoroughly felt my work there was well appreciated. There was not a single day I volunteered where I was not thanked as I walked out the door for my contributions. Not only does CornerHouse sincerely appreciate their employees and volunteers, they also go above and beyond to give vulnerable children and adults a second chance at the life they deserve.
I began volunteering here in October, 2014 as a Family Services Mentee to Abbie Bolkcom-Smith, the Family Services Director. I had interviewed dozens of professionals in the non-profit/social work field, and as a high school student I was very interested in learning more about CornerHouse. I've help with research in presentations, child care before/during/after Forensic Interviews, and child care during Support Groups. CornerHouse is a CAC that is always evolving to better fit community's needs of an Child Advocacy Center. Everyone here is friendly, flexible, approachable, and more than willing to share their knowledge and lend an ear, even to a high school student like myself. I will be here until the end of May, 2015.
I have a personal interest in children that have been sexually abused and I'm thrilled to know that there is a place for these little ones to get help and begin the long, horrible process of healing, if possible.
It lifts my soul to be a positive person in a childs life, if even for an hour!