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.
HARMONY FAMILY CENTER FACTS AT A GLANCE – 2013-2014
• Provided 544 homes studies for DCS
• Trained 566 individuals
• ASAP served 564 children & families
• FOCUS served 372 children and youth & found adoptive families for 49 youth who had spent many years in the child welfare system
HARMONY FAMILY CENTER RECEIVES EAST TENNESSEE PBS AWARD
JULIE FLANNERY, FOCUS PERMANENCY PROJECT DIRECTOR, RECEIVES THE 2014 BILL WILLIAMS SERVICE AWARD FOR ADOPTION SERVICE
Julie Flannery, receives The 2014 Bill Williams Service Award for outstanding achievement in adoption. The award is presented annually by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.
In her life and in her work, Julie Flannery has demonstrated her unwavering commitment to children’s health and well being. Julie never stops working to make life better for children – especially children who want and need a family. Her life’s work is devoted to finding forever homes for the children she serves.
Julie developed and led Harmony’s award-winning FOCUS program, which provides intensive family finding and recruits adoptive families for children in the State welfare system. Today, as Director of Harmony’s Transform and FOCUS Forward projects, Julie is working with DCS and others to improve services and to increase permanency for Tennessee children in state custody.
The award was presented by Bill Williams at a National Adoption Day event on November 19, 2014, in Knox County Circuit Court.
CLAYTON MANAGERS VOLUNTEER AT MONTVALE
In October, 60 Clayton managers chose to work at Montvale for their volunteer project. These individuals generously shared their time and talents to make a difference in the lives of the children of Tennessee needing a forever family. As you can see here – they really went to work! Thank you Claytons!
ASAP NATIONAL POST-ADOPTION CONFERENCE – SAVE THE DATE
You are invited to join us at our upcoming ASAP National Post-Adoption Conference that will give professionals, policymakers and leaders in the fields of adoption, foster care, and child welfare the opportunity to learn about and share effective practices and policies. This unique event will not only provide knowledge, but also tools and inspiration to enhance adoption preparation and post-adoption services and thereby achieve tangible and lasting results.
June 1 and 2, 2015
Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee
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NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Contact Nicole Coning or call 865-342-0216
ASAP National Post-Adoption Conference Save the Date Announcement
WHAT WE DOSince its founding in 1996, Harmony has developed an array of award-winning family preservation and treatment services designed to increase the strength and well-being of Tennessee families, serving over 2,000 children and families every year. This video will give you an overview of Harmony’s services and the scope of our work on behalf of children, families, and the community.
Harmony began bringing Montvale back to life in 2010. Since then, land has been cleared, buildings and cabins have been renovated, and we have a newly refurbished basketball court and swimming pool. And best of all, Montvale once again welcomes children, families and the community for a wide variety of activities, camps, and events. Harmony’s many friends, volunteers and donors made this remarkable progress possible. Here you can see for yourself – we have come a long way!
HARMONY’S PARENTACHILD.ORG MAKING A DIFFERENCE
RECLAIMING THE LAND AT MONTVALE
Here’s a link to the recent The Daily Times story on Montvale and Harmony’s remarkable progress in bringing Montvale back to life. The article shares how Harmony Family Center is reclaiming the land at Montvale, serving families, and welcoming the community.
HARMONY 2014 PINNACLE BUSINESS AWARD FINALISTS
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!