The Children's Recovery Center is a multi-disciplinary clinic that was started in March of 1996 to serve local victims of sexual assault in Horry and Georgetown counties. Our mission to provide forensic interviews, medical examinations and effective advocacy for children who may have suffered sexual abuse, physical abuse and other types of maltreatment. Before the CRC opened, children had to travel to Columbia and Charleston -- two to three hours away -- to receive services.
At the Center, forensic interviews are conducted and observed by DSS, local law enforcement, and other participating agencies such as the Solicitor's Office, Guardian Ad Litem Program, and mental health professionals. This collaborative effort reduces the number of interviews of the child and helps reduce additional trauma to the child. It also provides a structured and professional-based protocol that helps to ensure proper disclosures thereby leading to more prosecutions and convictions of sexual perpetrators.
In 1995, a task force met througout the year to establish a community multi-disciplinary plan and commitment for the establishment of the Children's Recovery Center. The Children's Recovery Center began providing services for Horry and Georgetown Counties in South Carolina in March 1996. Children's Recovery Center is a 501c3 non-profit community organization governed by a Board of Directors.
The Children's Recovery Center has two locations. The Myrtle Beach facility is situated three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Georgetown facility is located at 635 South Hazard Street in Georgetown, SC. Medical and mental health services are provided on-site. The Children's Recovery Center provides space within the Center for therapists who provide mental health services.