The Rainbow House Children's Resource Center began as a dream in 1981 by a group of people known as the Houston County Child Sex Abuse Task Force. These citizens were concerned about the rate of incidences of child sex abuse in their community. This group represented many areas including child protective services, law enforcement, public and private therapists, government officials. In 1986, the dream became a reality when Rainbow House opened its doors to conduct interviews of children who allegedly had been sexually abused. The need for other programs soon became clear.
In 2004, Rainbow House affiliated with the United Way of Central GA, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, The Child Advocacy Centers of Georgia, The National Children's Alliance, and Prevent Child Abuse Georgia.