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Every child deserves the chance to lead a safe, happy and healthy life. Our goal is to help the children we care for do just that.

Butterfly House Children’s Advocacy Center offers children, who are possible victims of abuse, a safe environment to receive emotional and physical support from a team of caring and experienced professionals. Our dedicated social workers, medical providers and nurses understand the sensitive nature of suspected child abuse or neglect and have cared for over 1,800 children since opening our doors in 2005.

To make an appointment at Butterfly House, a referral is needed and can be made by a social worker, police officer or healthcare provider.

We serve the following counties in North Carolina: Stanly, Montgomery, Anson and Richmond.

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Butterfly House Services

As an accredited child advocacy center, we offer the following support services.

  • Coordination of investigation and intervention services. We work closely with law enforcement officers, prosecutors, child protective social workers, and mental health and medical professionals to determine the best possible care and support for every child we serve.
  • Advocacy support. Child advocates offer children and caregivers assistance with a wide range of issues, including coordinating therapy appointments, explaining what to expect as the case proceeds, answering questions and being a shoulder to lean on throughout the process.
  • Specialized forensic interviews. Set in a warm, child-friendly environment, interviews are conducted with great care, allowing children to draw or play with toys as they share their thoughts and are gently asked fact-finding questions. Our team watches the recorded proceedings via a closed-circuit television to prevent children from having to repeat disturbing details in multiple interviews.
  • Medical exams. A certified medical examiner performs a head-to-toe physical exam, collects any evidence and treats the child as needed (sometimes making additional medical recommendations).

If You Suspect Child Abuse, Report It!

If you suspect child abuse, it’s your duty to report it. Call the National Child Abuse Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-422-4453. If you think a child is in immediate danger, call 911.

Child abuse can take these forms:

  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Neglect
  • Drug endangerment
  • Witness to a violent crime

Location and Hours

Butterfly House Children’s Advocacy Center
217 B Yadkin St. | PO Box 1489
Albemarle, NC 28001
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 980-323-4625
Fax: 980-323-4627

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