|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
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.
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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
|Bingo, Bags & Badges Fundraiser
Saturday, March 22, 2014 6 - 9 pm
Victoria College, Gonzales
*20 games of bingo will be played and every game will have the prize of a designer bag!
*52 Card raffle for a custom built gun
Tickets: $30 presale ~ $40 at door ~ Extra cards $20/each
*Beverages and Appetizers available
Corporate Tables (8 people) $300, will receive recognition and a complimentary bottle of wine.
Tickets available at Norma's House and from any Board Member.
By purchasing a ticket, you are giving a child a voice!
|Norma's House is presenting the Darkness to Light program on Tuesday,
February 25, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church activity center in
Shiner. 6:00 - 8:30 pm
A light meal and childcare will be provided.
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
The program is FREE and open to the public.