Recognize. Report. Respond. Prevent.

Recognize

Recognize the signs of abuse. Look for changes in mood, appearance, and behavior.

Report

Remain calm and give credence to your child. Many children won’t risk telling a trusted adult again.

Respond

Report anonymously by calling the Tennessee DCS Hotline: 1-877-237-0004

Prevent

Monitor your child's interactions and educate your child about acceptable behavior.

Educate yourself, and find out how you can help.

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About Safe Harbor

Child Advocacy Center

Safe Harbor was established by a group of impassioned individuals to provide the coordination of necessary services in a child-focused and child-friendly home-like setting for our most vulnerable victimized citizens . . . our children.

Regretfully, in most cases, children have been abused by family members or people their family members knew and trusted. Working with law enforcement, Child Protective Services, specially trained medical and mental health providers and our District Attorney General’s Office, our goal is to make the process gentler and less traumatic for our children who have suffered so much.

Search For Executive Director

Donna Koester, founding Executive Director of Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center of the Smokies, has announced that she will retire by June 1, 2020 after almost 15 years at the organization’s helm. We are now searching for our next Executive Director. More information can be found by clicking the links below.

Position Information Press Release

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