Gonzales Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Serving Gonzales & Lavaca Counties
Changing Lives ~ Giving Hope
Our Mission

It is our mission to restore the
dignity, hope and security to
children of Gonzales, Lavaca
and surrounding counties by uniting
public officials and our community.
To Report Suspected Abuse, call 1-800-252-5400 OR 911
What's New .....
Texas Family Code (261.101) states that a person having cause to believe that
a child's physical or mental health or welfare has been or may be adversely
affected by the abuse or neglect must report immediately.
Failure to report is punishable by imprisonment for up to 180 days and/or a
fine up to $2,000.
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Gonzales Regional Children's Advocacy Center is approved by the Internal
Revenue Service as a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations
are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
GRCAC's Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 74-2920527.
Help us restore dignity, hope and
security to a child.
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A child who has been abused is forever changed. Child victims of abuse need
the careful attention of professionals trained to address their special needs.  In
the past, each victim seeking help faced multiple contacts with different
community professionals, creating a maze of confusion for the child and family.

With the support of our community, Norma's House enables children to come to
one place for safety, protection, and justice instead of going from agency to
agency. Children who may have been sexually or physically abused are referred
to NH by law enforcement and CPS.  When children arrive, they are welcomed by
caring staff, volunteers, and investigative professionals.  Norma's House
provides an environment which reflects the physical and emotional atmosphere of
a home, rather than that of a clinic or institution.

Imagine your child or grandchild having to give his or her account of abuse to
strangers over and over.  A specially trained forensic interviewer talks with the
child to determine the details about the abuse. The forensic interview enables the
child to only have to tell their story once.

After the interview, the child and any non-offending family member are offered
counseling with one of our 2 licensed professional counselors.  There is no cost
to our families for any of our services.
We are excited to add a new play area at Norma’s House! Various
volunteers have pledged their time to help Norma’s House build a fun,
landscaped playground!  Please donate to help us reach our goal of
$1,000.00 by October 22, 2014
to help cover the costs of the playground and landscaping!
Donations accepted by:

Mail: PO Box 1925, Gonzales Tx 78629
In person:  1604 St. Paul St, Gonzales Tx 78629
Credit Card or Paypal:  Use the convenient Donate
        button (top, left corner of this webpage)

It is through donations from the community that we are able to continue
serving the children of Gonzales, Lavaca and surrounding counties!
Any size donation helps!
Please Help Us Furnish Our New Play Area!

Norma’s House, a Children’s Advocacy Center in Gonzales, TX is hiring a full
time Forensic Interviewer/Outreach Coordinator. This position will have dual
roles as Forensic Interviewer and Community Outreach Coordinator. The
person will be responsible for delivering community outreach to criminal justice
personnel, first responders, educators, CAC staff and volunteers, the general
public and children.  This person will conduct forensic interviews of children and
some adults who are alleged victims of abuse or neglect. Applicants must have
a strong working knowledge of child development, child abuse and neglect, the
needs of rural communities and the multidisciplinary approach to child abuse

Bachelor’s degree in social work, criminal justice or other related field or
equivalent experience is required.   Candidate must possess strong
communication skills, written and oral; must be highly organized and motivated
to work independently with direction and guidance from superiors and an ability
to work well with other professionals. Candidate must be proficient in MS Office
software with general computer/office skills.
Send application (found at www.normashouse.net), cover letter, resume and
references to Norma’s House: ann.alexander@normashouse.net or P.O. Box
1925, Gonzales, TX 78629.
Taking applications until
September 3, 2014.
Forensic Interviewer/Outreach Coordinator Position Open
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