2502 10th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612.813.8300
Fax: 612.813.8330

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About CornerHouse

Our Values

  • Abuse of children is intolerable
  • We are committed to our Child First Philosophy: the well-being of children is our primary consideration
  • We are neutral fact-finders, serving the children and the interests of justice
  • Children who are suspected victims or witnesses of abuse deserve a safe haven to talk about their experiences
  • A multidisciplinary approach to assessing child abuse will reduce trauma for the children and aid the investigation
  • We promote the use of best practices by professionals

The Child First Philosophy

The child is our first priority.

Not the needs of the family.
Not the child’s “story.”
Not the evidence.
Not the needs of the courts.
Not the needs of police, child protection, attorneys, etc.

The child is our first priority.


CornerHouse was founded in 1989 as a private, non-profit organization in public-private partnership with Hennepin County Attorney's Office, the Minneapolis Police Department, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department, suburban Hennepin County police departments, Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department, Hennepin County Medical Center and Children's Hospitals and Clinics-Minneapolis.


CornerHouse Vision

Children grow up free from abuse.

CornerHouse Mission

CornerHouse assures that the voices of children and adolescents are heard.