About Us

Each year, Greene County Children Services must respond to more than 1,200 reports of possible child abuse, neglect or dependency. Many of these children have to relive their traumas as they tell their painful stories to those who will and need to listen. It’s for the worst of these cases that Michael’s House exists.

The Michael’s House facility centrally located in Fairborn, Ohio, provides a warm and welcoming environment for children who are suffering from all forms of abuse.

Michael’s House, dedicated in December 2008, is named in honor of Michael Mercurio, who passed away unexpectedly on July 4, 2007 at the age of 37. Michael devoted his life to improving the lives of others, particularly children.

Today, community individuals and organizations carry Michael’s legacy forward. By working to improve the delivery of services to area children who are affected by abuse and neglect, this regional facility reflects his unconditional caring and respect for others.

Michael’s House provides a single place for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary response to occur in a comfortable, private and child-friendly environment. As an accredited children’s advocacy center, it is designed, furnished and staffed to promote healing. Michael’s House features:

  • Specially equipped rooms for child forensic interviews
  • A playroom that safely accommodates a variety of age groups and reflects the cultural diversity of our community
  • A mock courtroom to help children feel more comfortable in upcoming trials
  • On site mental health treatment
  • On site medical examination room
  • A state-of-the-art training room and comfortable, private meeting rooms
  • A living exhibit of fish and turtles to create a trauma informed environment
  • Partnerships

    Michael’s House involves a partnership between Dayton Children’s Hospital, Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, law enforcement, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Greene County Children Services and Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties. In addition to these founding partners, all law enforcement agencies in Greene County partner with Michael’s House for their child abuse investigations.

    These agencies work together to:

    • Implement a prompt, comprehensive, multidisciplinary response to child victims of abuse and neglect, addressing the needs of the children and their non-offending family members.
    • Hold the offenders accountable for his or her actions.
    • Provide the child and their families with needed services to protect the child from further harm.

    Learn more about our partners.

  • Victim Advocacy

    Michael’s House, along with each of the partner agencies work to advocate for children who don’t have a voice. We provide a victim advocate to walk through the whole Michael’s House experience with the family. Learn more about victim advocacy.

  • Resources

    Our partners work together to have an immediate and comprehensive response to every situation that comes through our doors. We know child victims count on us to get them to a safe place as soon as possible. It is our job to ensure that happens.

  • Education

    It is our goal to be the number one resource on child abuse in Greene County. We accomplish this through providing educational resources and classes to community members. Learn more about education opportunities.