Now entering its twentieth year, Harmony Family Center, Inc. is a full-service, non-profit 501(c) (3) agency founded in 1996 as Harmony Adoptions of Tennessee. Harmony began by providing infant and international adoption services including adoption preparation training, home studies, and post-adoption support. As the focus of adoption moved to the increasing needs of at-risk children in the state child welfare system, Harmony developed a network of statewide programs that provide pre and post adoption support, in-home counseling, parent education, and family support groups – serving over 2,000 children, foster and adoptive families each year.
LIGHT THE WAY AWARD
Harmony Family Center is honored to have been chosen by the University of Tennessee College of Social Work to receive the Light the Way Award at their annual Gala on October 14th.
The award is presented by the College of Social Work to the community agency or organization that best exemplifies the values and advances the mission of social work. Harmony is being recognized for outstanding service to children and families at risk.
NACAC CONFERENCE 2016
The 42nd Annual NACAC Conference (North American Council on Adoptable Children) co-hosted by Harmony Family Center and the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services was a huge success. The conference addressed a wide range of adoption-related topics with more than 90 sessions designed to meet the diverse needs and levels of experience of parents, professionals, and adopted persons.
The conference inspired, informed, and encouraged: adoptive parents raising children with special needs, professionals seeking families for older children, mental health or other professionals supporting adoptive and foster families, international adoptive parents, adopted persons, and others with personal/professional adoption connections.
PAM WOLF HONORED AT NACAC CONFERENCE 2016
Harmony founder and CEO Pam Wolf was one of six individuals and two organizations honored for their outstanding contributions to adoption and child welfare at the 2016 NACAC Conference (North American Council on Adoptable Children).
Pam’s passion for adoption began when she adopted her daughter Anna Li, then six months old, from China. A year later Pam founded Harmony to help other families adopt children in need of safe, loving homes. Conceived at Pam’s kitchen table, Harmony has grown to be a leader in providing adoption preparation, support, and education – offering a diverse array of services for Tennessee families.
PATH TRAINING OFFERED BY HARMONY FAMILY CENTER
Harmony Family Center has been chosen by the State of Tennessee to provide PATH training for families interested in opening their home to children in the foster care system. The PATH course (Parents As Tender Healers), which is required by the State, is designed to serve as a guide through the complexities of the child welfare system, and to demonstrate the ways the system affects children and families. PATH also provides opportunities for prospective foster, adoptive, and kinship parents to assess their own strengths and resources and to determine whether they are ready to take on the role of becoming a foster parent. For more information please call 844-PATH4TN (844-728-4486). Click here to register for PATH classes.
PARENT A CHILD WEBSITE
Harmony Family Center’s website parentachild.org 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 these children and youth is to be part of a forever family.
FACTS AT A GLANCE
ADOPTION SUPPORT AND PRESERVATION (ASAP)
FINDING OUR CHILDREN UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT (FOCUS)
July 2015 to March 2016
• ASAP has served 393 children
• ASAP has trained 459 individuals (collaborative/educational forums)
• FOCUS has served 521 children
• FOCUS has found 79 adoptive families
• FOCUS has finalized 90 adoptions
DO YOU SHOP AT KROGER?
Here’s the good news – you can raise $$ for Harmony by shopping. Just register and choose Harmony to benefit from Kroger’s Community Rewards Program. It’s easy – To get started, sign up with your Plus Card below, and select Harmony as the organization you wish to support. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for Harmony every time you shop and use your Plus Card! You can create an account here: www.krogercommunityrewards.com
WHAT WE DO
Since 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.