The Sunshine House
Regional Children's Advocacy Center
The Sunshine House celebrates 31 years!
Long time Board President Wilder Smith, Jr. was honored at our 2023 Annual Meeting. His children were presented the "Child Advocate" award in memory of their father's gracious and heartfelt support of the children we serve at The Sunshine House for so many years. It was a great night with our MDT partners and supporters!
(Brooke McBride and Judy Jones, along with Sheriff Gary Hutchins gave out Halloween bags to the children of Jefferson County.
Bonnie Hitchcock read stories to the students at Ridge Road Primary School in Washington Co.
Our mascot, Shine, is always a big hit! He attended the Washington County Kaolin Festival Parade.
LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together), Santa and Alicia Darsey during the Community Christmas Extravaganza!
At each event, we gave out information and answered questions about the mission and purpose of The Sunshine House.
Regional MDT Training Event
Advocates from Emanuel, Toombs, Jefferson, Washington and Candler counties attended Trunk or Treats in their communities and provided rulers, pencils, coloring books and candy for all of the children.
The Sunshine House hosted a 2 day Regional MDT training for Law Enforcement, District Attorney's office, DFCS, DJJ and others who investigate or prosecute child abuse cases. There were 150+ people in attendance. Speakers for the event included Prosecutor Victor Vieth, Detective Kevin McNeil, Dr. Stephen Messner, Dr. Curtis Holmes, and Dr. Sara McArthur.