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 child-welfare system. Our work with families often begins at placement and continues throughout the adoption journey.
WOW WHAT A DAY! 1ST ANNUAL MUDDER’S DAY MADNESS 5K
Thank you to all of you who participated, volunteered, vended, sang, sponsored, and thought about us from your cozy clean bed on race day. It was a fun event, to be sure.
Mudders, here are a couple things you have all been waiting for:
Results: Click on Results at the top.
Video: It’s gonna be a GOOD one. We’ll let you know when it is complete.
Pictures: Here are the websites where you can purchase pictures.
Free Pics to download: Your finish line photo is on us! And, if you were a winning team and you got your picture taken after the race, those will be available here also – Go to Dropbox . Sign in (top right corner) by entering this email address firstname.lastname@example.org and password mudrun41113. Double click on Mudder’s Day Madness 5K folder to see the photos.
If you did not pick up your swag bag, please contact Eric Rice via email or call (865) 981-3953 and schedule a time to pick it up at Montvale. Many of you took some pictures of your own. Feel free to Like us – Harmony Family Center – on Facebook, and post some race day pics. We’d love to see them!
Thanks for a great race everyone. See you in 2014! And don’t forget the Flying Colors 5K coming this fall!!!
Mudder’s Day Madness Sponsors
PROGRESS THROUGH PARTNERSHIP
The Montvale renovation received a major boost with grants from Clayton Family Foundation, which allowed us to renovate a camp building to house our clinical staff and to replace roofs on several buildings on the Montvale campus.
A grant from Variety Children’s Charity of East Tennessee funded the renovation of our challenge course, high and low ropes, which is now certified and ready for use.
Thanks to a grant from Regal Foundation, and with the help of Blount County Master Gardeners and numerous hard-working Harmony volunteers, our raised bed garden produced abundant vegetables and flowers – and gardening therapy – from early spring until the first frost.
A wonderful gift from an anonymous friend will allow us to build a much needed barn for our many animals. We are so grateful and look forward its completion.
And most important – we held three family camps at Montvale last year, and five camps are scheduled for this summer and fall. When the cabins and other facilities are not in use by family campers, they are available to the public– community groups, churches, and families. For rental information, please call 983-1661.
Find out how you can help the Barn Program by sponsoring a Harmony therapy horse. Our 4-legged therapists are the stars of the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy program. Click here to learn more.
HARMONY’S ASAP PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTED IN ADOPTION ADVOCATE
Harmony’s very own Michael Yates and Kristi Kulesz are authors of this excellent article, Supporting the Promise of Permanency: Post-Adoption Services for Children and Families, published this month in the Adoption Advocate, a publication of the National Council for Adoption. The article highlights the need for post-adopt services and Harmony’s ASAP (Adoption Support and Preservation) program.
UTK ALUMNI GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITIES
UTK College of Social Work Alumni Magazine, stimulus, features UTK College of Social Work alums who are giving back to their communities. Pam Wolf, founder and CEO of Harmony is featured in the Fall/Winter 2012 edition. See our story on page 7 of stimulus – Degrees Making a Difference.