In 2011, The Healing Place received a grant to provide therapeutic services to Spanish speaking victims in their native language. The program proved to be a huge success and continues to justify the need for services in Spanish. The Psychologist provided services from 2011-2014.
In 2011, The Healing Place was approached by Hope House, a safe house located in Henderson County that worked with domestic minors who had been victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. The Healing Place therapists provided mental health treatment to all the girls in the program until Hope House moved in October, 2013.
In 2012, community partners chose to forfeit national accreditation as a Child Advocacy Center. The Healing Place continues to provide crisis intervention, case management, court support, and therapy to child victims and their non-offending families.
The therapists of The Healing Place developed a parenting series called “Parenting the Sexually Abused Child” in 2012 in order to help parents understand the dynamics of child sexual abuse. Participation is voluntary and parents can self-refer or they can be mandated by the courts or by the Department of Social Services.
Because of the large increase in the number of victims requesting services, The Healing Place decided to focus its efforts on providing specialized services to victims. In September, 2012, the Board of Directors refocused the efforts of the agency and revised the mission statement.