All services are provided at absolutely no cost to the client or their families. We serve all children aged birth to 17 regardless of their race, religion, gender, gender identity, or socio-economic background.

These services are provided in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment that involves members of all local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies operating in Rowan County, the Rowan County Department of Social Services, the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office, the Rowan-Salisbury School System, the Rowan County Guardian ad-Litem Office, and many other investigatory and support agencies.

The Terrie Hess House was accredited by National Children’s Alliance in 2012, recognizing it as a best-practices facility. The Center was re-accredited in 2017.

Terrie Hess Child Advocacy Center

To maximize our mission to STOP child abuse in Rowan County, the Terrie Hess Child Advocacy Center, a nationally accredited facility established in 2005, provides a child-friendly environment for child victims of sexual and physical abuse and their non-offending caregiver(s).