A St. Louis native, Louise Carson, has lived in Myrtle Beach for 7 years after she and her husband relocated for Louise to begin her journey at the Children’s Recovery Center. She is honored to serve as the Executive Director of the organization. Prior to this Louise worked for the St. Louis Arc, an agency that helps people with development disabilities live their best lives. She also worked for AMIB which was an agency that provided group homes to blind and developmentally disabled adults. Louise attended college at St. Louis University.
The Children’s Recovery Center serves a crucial role in the community and helping young victims. She indicated that the average age for sexual abuse is 9 and that many of the abuser are those closest to the child. CRC serves as a safe calming environment where the child can tell their story along with the company of their therapy dog Roxy. This is beneficial because the child only must tell their story one time to avoid being retraumatized by telling the story over and over again.
Louise feels lucky to be an advocate for the youngest victims of abuse in our community. She and David love living at the beach and enjoy spending time with their children, grandchildren and 2 dogs.