|Gonzales Regional Children's Advocacy Center
|Serving Gonzales & Lavaca Counties
|Changing Lives ~ Giving Hope
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
Failure to report is punishable by imprisonment for up to 180 days and/or a fine up to $2,000.
|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.
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
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 lessens
the number of times the child has to retell what has happened.
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.
|Gonzales Regional CAC
1604 St. Paul St
Gonzales, Tx 78629
To comply with new statutory requirements set in June 2014, Texas public school districts and open-
enrollment charter schools are now required to train all currently employed and new employees on sexual
abuse prevention and other maltreatment of children, and Texas reporting requirements. The Texas
Education Agency (TEA) sent a letter to all school districts in July 2014 that details this requirement and
available community resources to assist the districts with implementing the required training.
Childrens Advocacy Centers are one of two community organizations specifically mentioned in this letter as a
potential training resource. With 68 centers throughout Texas with expertise in recognizing, reporting, and
preventing child abuse, CACs are uniquely situated to meet schools’ training needs to satisfy the new
statutory requirements, particularly providing expertise with sexual abuse prevention. Additionally, this
provides a great opportunity for CACs to work directly with local school districts and to raise awareness about
a CAC’s role in the community and the dynamics of sexual abuse and other maltreatment of children.
CACTX worked in coordination with TEA to develop a poster to help schools satisfy another new statutory
mandate that requires all schools to post the child abuse hotline telephone number on each school campus in
locations that are readily accessible to students.
Did you know:
In one year: 40,000 children receive critical services at a children’s advocacy center in Texas.
(Excerpt from CACTX.org)
|TEA Taps CACTX to Support Texas Schools with Mandatory
|Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Members
These are some of our MDT from Gonzales PD, Gonzales ISD PD and the Gonzales County Attorney's Office.
Norma's House appreciates ALL of our team members and the hard work and dedication they put in to keep
|Marleen Metzler, Running M Bar & Grill, presented a check to Norma's House from their
Come & Take It Benefit Golf Tournament.