Harmony’s mission is to serve children, families, and communities through counseling, education, and adoption. Since our founding in 1996 Harmony’s focus has been finding forever families for children, domestically, internationally, and through the foster care system. Our work with families often begins at placement and continues throughout the adoption journey.
TROTS & BRATS 5K
Join us on October 3, 2015 for our Trots & Brats 5K, filled with plenty of lagers, bratwursts, live music, and running trails. This Oktoberfest-style event is hosted by Harmony Family Center at our Camp Montvale. All proceeds from the event fund Harmony’s innovative programs for families and children including leadership camps for at-risk youth, adoptive/foster family retreats, and equine-assisted therapy programs. Register online at To register click here. For further information please contact Joni Edwards via email or call 865.368-5110.
MUSIC AT MONTVALE – OCTOBER 17, 2015
Harmony Family Center invites you to an evening of music, food, and fun on October 17th at beautiful Camp Montvale. To purchase your tickets for Music at Montvale please click here.
Music at Montvale is a fundraiser for Harmony Family Center. All proceeds benefit Harmony’s innovative programs for families and children including leadership camps for at-risk youth, adoptive/foster family retreats, and the equine-assisted therapy programs.
Gates will open at 5pm. Music will start at 6pm.
HARMONY CEO PAM WOLF NAMED A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN 2015 FINALIST
Harmony is proud to announce that Founder and CEO Pam Wolf has been chosen as a finalist in the Tribute to Women Tribute to Women event, which recognizes the accomplishments of women across our region.
Pam’s personal and professional life has been dedicated to her belief that all children deserve a safe, loving, forever home. In 1996, Pam founded Harmony after adopting a six-month-old baby from China – her daughter Anna Li. From an idea conceived around Pam’s kitchen table, Harmony has grown from a small infant and international adoption agency to a nonprofit organization nationally recognized for innovation and excellence – and the only agency in the United States providing both statewide adoption preparation and post-adoption services of education, counseling, and support.
Today, under Pam’s leadership, Harmony’s award-winning programs serve 2,000 children and families each year– finding permanent, adoptive families for children in the Tennessee state welfare system and providing education and support for adoptive and foster families. As a result of Pam’s vision, Harmony is empowering families and transforming the lives of thousands of children who had given up hope of becoming part of a forever family.
NEW PARENT A CHILD WEBSITE UNVEILED
We are pleased to announce our new parentachild.org website. This website features Tennessee children and youth who, through no fault of their own, have been removed from their families due to abuse, neglect, or trauma. Now in foster care, the greatest wish of all the children and youth you see here is to be part of a forever family.
ASAP NATIONAL POST ADOPTION CONFERENCE – A SMASHING SUCCESS!
The inaugural ASAP (Adoption Support and Preservation) National Conference held in Nashville was attended by 400 participants representing 31 states as well as American Samoa, who as a result of the conference, left more equipped and empowered to change the lives of children and adoptive families across the country through education, collaboration, and advocacy efforts.
Presented by Harmony Family Center in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, the ASAP National Conference offered professionals, policymakers, and leaders in the fields of adoption, foster care, and child welfare the opportunity to learn and share effective practices and policies around post adoption services, providing knowledge, tools, and inspiration to enhance adoption preparation and post adoption services.
For access to the ASAP National Conference Resource Library, CLICK HERE.
For information about Post-Conference Webinar offerings, CLICK HERE.
For follow up information please contact Nicole Coning or call 865.342.0216.
MUDDER’S DAY MADNESS 2015 IS IN THE BOOKS
We want to thank all of our runners, friends, and families for joining us this year and hope they will return and bring plenty of friends with them next year. Thank you to our generous sponsors and our many volunteers. We couldn’t have done it without you!
HARMONY FAMILY CENTER FACTS AT A GLANCE – 2013-2014
• Provided 544 homes studies for DCS
• Trained 4,813 individuals
• ASAP served 564 children & families in our post adoption services program
• FOCUS served 432 children and youth & found adoptive families for 60 youth who had spent many years in the child welfare system
HELP HARMONY WHEN YOU SHOP AT KROGER
If you shop at Kroger – you can help Harmony! Friends of Harmony Family Center can register online to take part in the Kroger Community Rewards program to benefit Harmony. Simply go online to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and select Harmony Family Center as the organization you wish to support. If you were registered previously you must re-register. Next time you shop check the bottom of your receipt to make sure your see Harmony Family Center. Thank you!