Our Mission and Vision
Our mission is to reduce trauma to child victims of abuse through multidisciplinary evaluation and advocacy in a safe and healing environment.
We envision a world where…
- All child victims of abuse receive a timely forensic interview, medical exam and trauma informed, family-centered services.
- Child abuse survivors and families receive support to reduce further trauma.
- Children are not defined by the abuse they have suffered.
Who We Serve
TreeTop serves children and their families in the counties of Clear Creek, Summit, Lake, and Eagle. We will serve any family in need of services in any of the rural surrounding counties. TreeTop does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, handicap, religion, or sexual orientation.
TreeTop was founded in 2018 by a group of dedicated community members with a vision to create an environment where child victims of abuse could share their situation with law enforcement, child protective workers, and specially trained professionals. The center provides a location for children and families where they can receive these services in a private, safe, child-friendly space.
Prior to our opening in 2018, children were interviewed at the police station or at the child welfare office, sometimes more than once. If a medical exam was necessary, it had to be done in the emergency room or the child had to be taken to the nearest child abuse center in Glenwood Springs or on the Front Range. Multiple interviews and lengthy travel times often caused additional trauma to the child.