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Michaels House LogoBrief History
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. As an endodontist, Michael traveled to Romania each year to give dental care to children in orphanages. In 2006, he was recognized as Rotarian of the Year for his efforts to help children.

The Story of Michael's House

Present Day
Today, the Michael’s House Foundation carries Michael’s legacy forward. By working to improve the delivery of services to area children who are affected by abuse and neglect, the Foundation and this regional facility reflect his unconditional caring and respect for others.

Michael’s House, centrally located in Fairborn, Ohio, provides a warm and welcoming environment for children who are suffering from all forms of abuse. It provides a single place for multidisciplinary, multi-jurisdictional investigations to occur and is comfortable, private and child-friendly.

As a national model for child advocacy, it is designed, furnished and staffed to promote healing. Michael’s House features:
  • Specially equipped rooms for child forensic interviews
  • A yellow Lab facility dog named Nanook, who brings comfort to children during their forensic interviews. Nanook also greets children arriving for mental health services. 
  • 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 
  • Offices for mental health treatment and a medical examination room 
  • A state-of-the-art training room and comfortable, private meeting rooms 
  • A living exhibit of fish and turtles to provide a relaxing distraction

Provided Representation
A multidisciplinary team for response to child abuse allegations includes representation from the following:
  • Law enforcement 
  • Child protective services 
  • Prosecution 
  • Mental health 
  • Medical 
  • Victim advocacy 
  • Children's advocacy center staff

Executive Director

1016 Rainbow Court
Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone #: (937) 318-1660

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm