Make a difference today!
Sometimes it’s the little things that matter and its those things that we are running short of at the advocacy center these days.
We are in need of the following:
~healthy snacks & juice boxes (for the children)
We are grateful for any assistance!
Hope by the Numbers
Last year New Hope served 450 children.
226 Forensic Interviews
946 therapy sessions
329 advocacy referrals
38 medical exams
762 adults trained in our Stewards of Hope education program.
Surviving and Thriving: Sexual Abuse Survivor looks to spread awareness
This past weekend the Daily Times ran an article about child sexual abuse victim, Rhonda Stinnett. Her story is empowering and encouraging for those who are suffering or who have suffered from abuse. We at New Hope are grateful to Rhonda for sharing her story and hope that it will encourage Blount County adults to attend a Stewards of Children seminar. If we all join the movement we can prevent abuse from occurring, recognize the sign, and report abuse before it occurs again. Education is vital is seeing the great change that can begin just one adult at a time.
If you didn’t get a chance to read Rhonda’s story please follow the link. Click here to read.
Changing the Child Abuse System
To a child that has just disclosed abuse the door of change is just being opened. The opening of this door is scary and overwhelming but in most cases is the beginning of a journey that will help them heal. At New Hope, Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center our mission is to bring New Hope to children who have been victims of abuse. For those of you who are not familiar with the way the system works the following images below depict how abuse victims were assisted before child advocacy centers and how the system currently works. A lot has changed over the years and with this change great healing has occurred.
Please contact us at New Hope if you have any questions regarding this information. Thanks!
HOPS for Hope 2015
The evening was full of wonderful guests, fantastic food, and tasty brews all situated in a beautiful venue nestled down in the Smoky Mountains. It was a marvelous event! If you missed it this year mark your calendars for the 1st Friday in the month of May 2016. The 10th annual HOPS for Hope will be one that you will not want to miss.
We at New Hope would like to especially thank the brewers, the countless volunteers, Vienna, Casual Pint-Bearden, and the Lily Barn for making this evening possible! HOPS for Hope is a success due to your support. Words simply can not express our thanks for all that you do!
Check out highlights of the event by watching this awesome video
provided by Penny McIntosh!
Prevention Month Up-date!
New Hope would like to thank the 200+ adults who attended a Stewards of Children seminar in the month of April. We appreciate your dedication to the children of Blount County and your desire to see our community become safer and healthier. Please continue to spread the word about this free training and encourage other adults to attend. Join the movement today!