The Center's mission to minimize the trauma experienced by child abuse victims by providing a safe, caring facility as well as a multidisciplinary response through prevention, intervention, and advocacy.
In 2004 various members of the Hancock County law enforcement community recognized that the current child abuse investigation procedures were ineffective. Victims were interviewed at school or at the police station with numerous people present, making the disclosure difficult and uncomfortable for the victim.
As a result, a multidisciplinary team was founded to create a county-wide abuse protocol. And in 2006, The Center for Safe & Healthy Children opened its doors.
In 2010, the Center moved to downtown Findlay and then again to Chapel Drive behind Blanchard Valley Hospital in 2012. The Center moved to its current location on Merriweather Drive in 2019.
Today, the Center works with prosecutors, doctors and counselors to help children who have been victimized, and is involved in community engagement programs discussing child abuse and human trafficking.