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
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.
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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.
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What is Norma's House?
 Strangers and Safety During the Holidays

The holiday season is a joyful time of year, but it's also a time of
year when you need to be extra-cautious when out and about with
your child. Between frenzied trips to the mall for holiday shopping,
crowded airports, and holiday parties, it can be hard to keep track of
your little one in the crowds. Pattie Fitzgerald, founder and creator of
Safely Ever After, Inc., has provided a list of holiday tips on her
website, www.safelyeverafter.com, to help keep your children safe
while you are preparing for the holidays. These holiday tips will help
parents ensure that their children stay protected and have a healthy
holiday season:  
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Give the Gift of Hope
Chester Slonecker and his team from Pepsi Beverage Co., Halletsville, spent 3 days power
washing and painting the house, cleaning out the gutters and trimming trees and shrubs.
"Thank you so much for being there with my daughter at this time.  
Thank you for helping ease our minds, keeping me informed with
everything and helping us understand.  I appreciate everything."  
                                         
-Mother of 15 yr old female survivor

"Our experience through Norma's House has been wonderful.  My
family and I have been very welcome and really think highly of Judy
and the staff.  They have been a wonderful, positive influence for me
and my children."
                                      
  -Guardian of 13 yr old female survivor
What our clients are saying about us...
Want to avoid the holiday shopping lines and give gifts that really make a
difference?  
Buy a tribute!  
Donate to Norma's House in honor of someone on your list.  Your recipient will
get a tribute card telling them a donation was made in their name.  It's a great
way to give back during the holidays.  
Send your tribute card today!
Merry Christmas
and
Happy New Year!