Ray of Hope Advocacy Center provides hope and healing to innocent children following allegations of sexual and physical child abuse, neglect and witness to violence.
Child abuse is a complex tragedy that requires a team approach. Focusing on what is best for each child, Ray of Hope Advocacy Center brings together, in one location, key child abuse professionals who work together throughout the entire investigation. Children are referred to Ray of Hope for forensic interviews, medical exams, victim advocacy and more all in one child-friendly setting. It takes a trained, caring team to shift the hurt caused by child abuse toward hope.
Ray of Hope helps provide hope and healing to approximately 200 children from our community each year.
Ray of Hope Advocacy Center is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines (law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy) work together, conducting joint forensic interviews and making team decisions about the investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases.
We are a community-based program designed to meet the unique needs of Northeast Oklahoma. We believe child abuse is a multifaceted community problem and no single agency, individual or discipline has the necessary knowledge, skills or resources to serve the needs of all children and their families independently. Ray of Hope Advocacy Center’s primary goal is to ensure that children are not further victimized by the intervention systems designed to protect them.