Human Services

Harmony Home Children's Advocacy Center

  • Odessa, TX
  • https://www.ohhcac.org/

Mission Statement

Harmony Home exists to break the silence and heal the hurt of child abuse.

We officially serve Ector County
We also serve as a courtesy the following counties:
Loving
Winkler
Crane
Upton
Reeves
Pecos
Terrell
Ward

Main Programs

  1. Interviewing, Therapy & Family Advocacy
  2. Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children
Service Areas

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Texas

Harmony Home Children's Advocacy Center primarily serves Ector County and provides courtesy services to the following surroundings counties: Crane, Upton, Pecos, Reeves, Winkler, Ward and Loving. Approximately 85% of the children we see at Harmony Home are from Ector County.

ruling year

1979

Executive Director since 2015

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Ms. Marisol Espinoza

Keywords

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advocacy, criminal justice, children's advocacy, child abuse

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Also Known As

Harmony Home Children's Advocacy Center, Inc.

EIN

75-1633415

 Number

3118761432

Physical Address

910 S. Grant Ste.C

Odessa, TX 79760

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Interviewing, Therapy & Family Advocacy

HHCAC coordinates child abuse investigations by videotaping abuse disclosures, allowing the child to only have to complete one interview, rather than repeated interviews. HHCAC coordinates an multi-disciplinary team(MDT), including law enforcement, social services and therapists, to advocate for abused children and increase the conviction rate of perpetrators. During the interview process Family Advocates will visit with the non-offending caregiver about resources needed and assist them in accruing them. After the forensic interview the abuse survivor, non-offending caregiver and any siblings will begin therapy sessions with our onsite therapy team.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$401,262

Program 2

Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children

Harmony Home fully supports the ultimate mission of Darkness to Light: to end childhood sexual abuse.D2L's Stewards of Children curriculum teaches the community how to prevent, recognize, and react to child sexual abuse. According to their research, every 1 adult trained will help protect 10 children. Learn the facts, talk about it, and take a stand. We cannot do it without you.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$121,000

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Harmony Home exists to break the silence and heal the hurt of child abuse. We exist to assist children who are involved in an open child abuse case and allow them the opportunity to tell their story and receive the best care available for their investigative case. To treat children and families with specialized therapy to get them through the trauma of child abuse. We also aim to teach our community the effects of child abuse, how to identify and report child abuse and empower them to do so.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Harmony Home provides the following: a beautiful, child-friendly facility and warm, caring staff for children who have disclosed abuse; a location where agencies involved in the investigation and prosecution of the child abuse case meet to discuss each case keeping the best interest of the children the top priority; a videotaped interview of the child by a highly skilled child forensic interviewer thus reducing the number of times the victim has to repeat the account of their ordeal, and providing evidentiary support in court; free therapy by licensed therapists who specialize in child abuse counseling for the child victim(s), their sibling(s) and their non-offending caregivers; and, victims services coordination, assuring that children and their families receive the support they need in their healing process from community agencies and crime victim compensation provided through the state. Harmony Home Children's Advocacy Center serves children who are 17 and younger and non-offending caregivers. Cases are referred to Harmony Home by law enforcement agencies and/or Child Protective Services. Our client population also includes child witnesses who may have witnessed fatal or violent crimes. We also maintain a prevention program that allows us to educate our community about child abuse.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Harmony Home currently employs a total of 3 forensic interviewers that are highly trained and specialize in interviewing children involved in an open child abuse investigation. We staff one full-time therapist certified in Trauma Focused, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) that sees children and their families. Our Program Department also staffs two family advocates that work with families to assist with referrals and any other services/assistance needed. Our Prevention Program staffs a full time Prevention Specialist that focus primarily on educating our community and teaching the Steward's of Children Darkness to Light program.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We know we are making progress by the number of children and child abuse cases we see per year. A higher amount allows us to see that our prevention education is helping the community to better understand child abuse and teaching them how to properly report it. When there is a decrease in number of children and child abuse cases we see per year we know that we are helping to end the problem of child abuse in our community.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Harmony Home has accomplished great things with our local law enforcement agencies and CPS office and have garnered working relationships that allow us to work closely with them. We are confident that all child abuse cases that meet our criteria are being brought to us for assistance in their investigation. Our prevention program has also trained over 4,000 adults through the Steward's of Children Darkness to Light program within 3 years.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Harmony Home Children's Advocacy Center primarily serves Ector County and provides courtesy services to the following surroundings counties: Crane, Upton, Pecos, Reeves, Winkler, Ward and Loving. Approximately 85% of the children we see at Harmony Home are from Ector County.

Funding Needs

General operating- All of the government and private grants cover program expenditures. General operating comes out of fundraising; however, not all of it is covered due to fluctuations in local economy. Client Resources- Client transportation needed for to and from therapy services provided by HHCAC. Building and Renovation- HHCAC's building was built in 1970. Staff and services have more than tripled since that time. A need for expansion has come up to accommodate the growing number of clients and staff. Amount needed: $500,000.00 *Current Amounts of funding available located below.*

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HARMONY HOME CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Executive Director

Ms. Marisol Espinoza

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Michael Scott Hefty

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