What is the Tree House?

The Tree House opened on April 15, 2013, thanks to amazing community support and the dedication and hard work of the members of Tree House Child and Family Center (formerly the Walworth County Alliance for Children or WCAC). The Tree House is the home of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Walworth County Child Advocacy Center. The child advocacy center serves children and families of Walworth County with concerns for child abuse and neglect. The Tree House was designed to create a sense of safety and security for those children as well as their families. The Tree House is also child and family friendly, which is evident in the home-like setting, the family rooms with toys, video and board games, the two playgrounds, and the playhouse outside. The Tree House is also a place of collaboration where professionals will come together to meet the needs of children and families. These professionals include law enforcement, child protective services, medical professionals, the district attorney’s office, corporation counsel, and advocates from the Association for the Prevention of Family Violence (APFV). Professionals also benefit from the Healing Garden located on the facility grounds. One of the main goals of the Tree House is education and prevention. To meet that goal, the Tree House sponsors numerous education and prevention programs.

If you would like to make a child abuse referral, please call 262-741-3200 or your local law enforcement agency.