|Gonzales Regional Children's Advocacy Center
|Serving Gonzales & Lavaca Counties
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.
|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 report immediately.
Failure to report is punishable by imprisonment for up to 180 days and/or
a fine up to $2,000.
|15th Annual Child Advocate Conference
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:30 am - 5 pm
The conference will be held in the fellowship hall at
The First United Methodist Church
426 St. Paul, Gonzales, Texas.
TCLEOSE and CEU's will be offered.
For 15 years, Norma's House has been providing current and necessary
information to the community on child abuse awareness and prevention.
This conference will be an exciting presentation from guest speakers to
* Sgt Ernest Rivera from the Office of the Attorney General. He
will be presenting on cyber crimes.
*The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
They will provide an overview of the NCMEC and training on child
REGISTRATION is $20 per person:
|Proud members of:
|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.
|Norma's House presented the Darkness to Light program on
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church
activity center in Shiner.
The Darkness to Light program is shared to empower people to prevent
child sexual abuse and keep our children safe. It raises awareness of the
prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse. It serves to educate
adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react
responsibly to the reality of child abuse.
|Representatives of RVOS Lodge #90, Farmer's Mutual Insurance
stopped by for a tour of Norma's House and presented Ann with a check!
|April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
The Proclamation is signed by Gonzales Co.
Judge David Bird and Lavaca Co. Judge Tramer
Woytek as professional child advocates look on.
|Help us restore dignity, hope and
security to a child.
|We would like to thank everyone for helping make our Bingo,
Bags & Badges fundraiser a great success!
Click photo to see more pictures from that evening!