Esperanza House: Helping victims of sexual assault in Roswell since 1992

September 23, 2013 • Local News

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies that receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign.

Esperanza House provides a vital service to the community. The organization deals with sensitivity with some of the most difficult off all crimes, the sexual abuse of children and sexual assaults upon adults, under any name from criminal sexual penetration to criminal sexual contact.

“Esperanza House was created by a group of ladies who got together and saw the need,” said Executive Director Mike Turner.

The organization was formed in 1992. It became a 501(c)3 in 1993.

“During the first year, we worked under the United Way’s 501(c)3,” said Turner. He was on the original Board of Directors for Esperanza House. He became an employee in 1996.

Esperanza House does the forensic interviews and forensic exams of victims. It operates the SANE Login to read more

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