Harmony Family Center announces our upcoming free webinars. Register soon to reserve your spot!
Smelling the TV and Licking the Dog: Sensory Hacks for Parents:
Keep Calm and Parent On: Staying Cool Through Meltdowns, Breakups and Other Parenting Disasters:
Big Feelings: Coaching Your Child Through Intense Emotions:
Harmony Family Center and The Child Trauma Academy invite you to join us for our two-day professional conference October 2 and 3, 2018.
get a little dirty to do a lotta good
Mudder’s Day Madness 5K is a mud run that consists of obstacles, and of course plenty of mud! Everyone eight years of age and up, are welcome! This fun, family friendly, fundraising event will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018 (day before Mother’s Day) at 10 AM on Montvale’s beautiful grounds at the foot of Chilhowee Mountain. Proceeds from the Mudder’s Day Madness 5K benefit Harmony Family Center and their services to children through foster care, adoption, and post adoption counseling and programs.
Harmony Family Center … so children may live their best lives
6th Annual Mud Run at Montvale
4901 Montvale Road – Maryville, Tennessee 37903
Phone: Kendra Hawkins @ 865.981.3953
Harmony Family Center – May 9th & 10th 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
118 Mabry Hood Road
Knoxville, TN 37922
Steel Room Mean Green – May 9th 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM & May 10th 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
403 S. Washington Avenue
Maryville, TN 37804
(Please enter at the side door that is located off of Ellis Ave across from Foothills Milling)
When you give a child the comfort of knowing they are not alone, it is life-changing. When you learn that you are not alone as a parent, it’s . . . well, it’s everything.
Over the past 20 years, Harmony Family Center has helped children to live their best lives. Today, our team of experts, innovative programs, and evidenced-based solutions uniquely position us to serve children and families experiences the challenges, stressors, and trauma of modern life, ranging from the most common to the most complex.
Harmony’s work has an important impact. As we build awareness of the effects of trauma and increase the opportunities for treatment of the children and families touched by trauma, we significantly improve the health of our communities across the state of Tennessee . . . so children may live their best lives.
Harmony Family Center is proud to share our story through our 2017 Annual Report.
On August 21, 2017 Harmony Family Center will host a Great American Eclipse at Montvale viewing experience.
“This is truly a once in a lifetime event,” said CEO and Founder Pam Wolf. “Montvale is in the direct path of the Great American Eclipse and this is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our property and offer a great experience for everyone who attends.”
Attendees will receive viewing glasses. People are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. The pool and basketball courts will be open. There will be food and beverage trucks.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Harmony Family Center’s programs. Tickets can be purchased for $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. T-shirts and sweatshirts, sold separately, are also available online while purchasing tickets.
Gates will open at 10:30 am for the Great American Eclipse at Montvale – it is a three hour event beginning around noon for Montvale viewers and ending by 3:00 pm.
The 2017 Mudder’s Day Madness 5K Mud Run is coming up on May 13! For $35, participants get to play in the mud for a good cause and will receive a t-shirt and other goodies. Sign-up now!
Join us for the 2017 Mudder’s Day Madness 5K and enjoy new obstacles, new trails, food trucks, and kid friendly activities! Race is limited to 1000 participants! Proceeds from the Mudder’s Day Madness 5K benefit Harmony Family Center and their service to children through foster care, adoption, and post adoption counseling and programs.
Date, Time, and Location: Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM (all participants must arrive by 9:45 AM) at Montvale at 4901 Montvale Road, Maryville, TN 37803.
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.
Pam Frye, Chief Program Officer
As I write this sunshine is spilling onto my desk. It makes me happy. This winter has seemed particularly gray to me. Someone recently told me that when he lived in Scotland the weather there was so gloomy that a sunshiny day was something monumental – an event so extraordinary that people would reference the sunshiny day in conversation in the months to come. Do you remember that day in May? Are you talking about the day the sun was shining?
I am not sure if the groundhog saw his shadow or not this year, and I really do not care because today I am going to enjoy the sun. It is amazing how something as seemingly inconsequential as a sunny day can make my day so much better. The older I get the more I realize that the little things in life often mean the most – the little, seemingly random, things I remember.
There have been a few times in my life when I have been really discouraged, and suddenly out of the blue someone will send me an encouraging email, card, or text. Those moments still stand out to me, and years later I can perfectly recall the details. I have always wondered what prompted these random act of kindness. Was it a tug? A little voice in the head? A nudge? I guess it does not matter what prompted the kindness. What matters is that someone acted.
So the next time you have someone on your mind, give them a call. Can’t get someone off of your heart? Shoot them an email. Worried about a friend? Send them a text. You never know. Maybe your little act of kindness will be like a sunny day in Scotland in May.
Rachel Joffe, ASAP Family Counselor
We can describe love in many ways. When I need a reminder of what love is, is not, and how to give it – I turn to First Corinthians, which tells me love is patient and kind; does not envy or boast; is not proud, self-seeking, or easily angered; keeps no record of wrongs, does not delight in evil, and rejoices with the truth. Love always protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres, and never fails.
We all need love. We were made to love and be loved. We want to love and be loved. Yet we must acknowledge there can be struggles in giving and receiving love.
Trauma seeks to destroy our ability to love. In life, hurt, pain, and loss will shake one’s ability to love and be loved well. Yet love cannot be destroyed. It always prevails, is never lost. The families that seek help are wise and strongest of all; for they know their struggles are close to impossible to combat on their own.
I see and feel love at work with my clients in Harmony’s ASAP Program (Adoption Support and Preservation). I see parents striving to be patient, to be slow to anger, and not to focus on wrongs. I see them working to love their children well. I see children craving to feel understood and protected. I see them working to allow themselves to be loved. How beautiful to see parents and children growing and healing in love.
Family is built and maintained through love.
Love is family. Family is love.
A forever family always protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres, and never fails.