|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
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.
|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.
|WINNER of the
Kawasaki Mule & Trailer!
|Mr. Dan Blakemore
We would like to thank the following businesses
that helped with our ticket sales:
GonzalesRunning M Bar & Grill
Nixon City Hall
The Cutting Edge Salon, Nixon
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.
Forensic Interviewer/Outreach Coordinator Position Open
Norma’s House 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, cover letter, resume and references to Norma’s
House: firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 1925,
Gonzales, TX 78629.
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: read more