Support Groups

Our Child and Family Advocate lead support groups for caregivers of children who have experienced sexual abuse as well as for teens (ages 13-17) that have experienced sexual abuse. JACY House has also partnered with A Better Way to lead a teen support group to connect with teens that have experienced dating violence.

Your child does not have to be interviewed at JACY House to participate in either group and are at no cost to the families.

Support groups are offered periodically. For more information about any support groups, please call and ask to speak to an Advocate or you can complete the form on the bottom and an Advocate will contact you within 24-48 hours.

Meet the Intern

Please welcome Payton! Payton will be completing a year long internship with JACY House.

My name is Payton McFarland, and I am a Bachelor of Social Work intern with JACY House. I attend IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University) and have minors in Psychology and Health Communications, as well as a child abuse and neglect certificate. I have a strong passion for mental health and working with children. In my free time, I enjoy concerts, spending time with loved ones (pets included), and practicing self-care. I am excited to continue my education and gather as much experience as possible!

Meet the Therapy Dogs

At JACY House we also have the ability to invite therapy dogs, if requested. Meet Kenai and Daisy!

Kenai is a gentle giant who love to bring comfort to our visiting families and children.

Daisy is a fun loving girl who is eager to comfort the children at our center. 

If interested in having a therapy dog present at the center, please contact the Child and Family Advocate by calling our office at 765-962-9043.

JACY House does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Helpful information for Parents

Here you can find a variety of information to help caregivers and parents support their child or children after allegations of abuse have been reported. Click the Blue boxes to learn more about each topic. 

*Disclaimer: Some materials may be triggering to some individuals and are being used as educational materials. Viewer discretion is advised


Meet the Advocate

Hi! My name is Amy. I am new to JACY house as the Child and Family Advocacy Coordinator. I have a lifelong passion for educating and advocating for children to be healthy, happy and safe. My education and background is in early childhood education and social work, with over two decades of experience in children’s mental health, parenting education, substance recovery and preserving families. Over that time, I’ve been able to obtain and refine countless skills and insight to share with families. I find joy in building connections in the community and positively impacting families to be healthy, happy and strong. I’m married to my high school sweetheart, together we have four amazing adult children and five grandbabies. I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, family time, thrifting, and doing projects. I look forward to continuing to positively impact and educate families in our community through the JACY House mission.