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’S
4th Annual Mud Run at Montvale
We are thrilled to announce that we surpassed our goal of 500 Runners for Mudder’s Day Madness! Make plans to join us next year if you missed the fun this year. Thanks to all who are supporting our work at Montvale! We are so very grateful. All proceeds benefit Harmony’s services for children and families through foster care, adoption, pre and post adoption counseling, and education.
NACAC CONFERENCE 2016
The 42nd Annual NACAC Conference (North American Council on Adoptable Children) will be co-hosted by Harmony Family Center and the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services August 3-6 in Nashville.
Conference sessions are designed to inspire, inform, and encourage all members of the adoption community: 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 or professional connections to adoption.
This educational event will address 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.
If you have been touched by adoption, you will benefit from attending this conference!
PATH TRAINING CONTRACT AWARDED
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).
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
If you have any questions, visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com.