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    Have You Heard? New Hope Re-Accredited!

    We are proud to announce New Hope Blount County Children's Advocacy Center has been re-accredited by the National Children's Alliance (NCA). Being an accredited member of NCA means we are required to uphold the highest standard of care. Each Child Advocacy Center attempting to obtain accreditation must go through a rigorous process every 5 years that includes a site review and application with an in-depth look at 10 primary components: The Multidisciplinary Team,  Cultural Competency & Diversity, Forensic Interviews, Victim Support & Advocacy, Medical Evaluation, Mental Health, Case Review, Case Tracking, Organizational Capacity, and a Child-Focused Setting.

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    The Wait is Over: Long Sleeve Shirts are Here!

    After major success and many requests for more New Hope shirts, we are finally bringing them to you! We love these new colors and the long sleeves are perfect for fall. Enjoy one of these wonderful shirts (or all three!) and help us make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. To purchase, please call New Hope at (865) 981-2000 or use the PayPal link below. ***To order multiple shirts, please contact the New Hope office*** New Hope T-Shirts Long Sleeved Heather Gray $30.00 USD Long Sleeved Maroon $30.00 USD Long Sleeved Navy $30.00 USD Short Sleeved Heather Gray $20.00 USD Size X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large…

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    Stewards of Children: A Movement to Educate the Community

    Stewards of Children is a movement that strives to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize, and respond to child sexual abuse. This program has been in place at New Hope since April of 2011 with the hope that it will assist in our mission.  Because our team members see the faces of caregivers and children who are faced with multiple feelings and the uncertainty of what tomorrow brings on a daily basis it is important to continue to educate our community.  The national statistic is that one in ten children in our county will be affected by abuse before the age of 18. In Blount County, that number comes…

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    New Hope T-Shirts

    New Hope T-Shirts  Summer is here! Order your awesome ultra soft t-shirt today for only $20! Your purchase will help support the efforts of New Hope and make a difference in the lives of Blount County children. To purchase your t-shirt contact the New Hope office at 865-981-2000 or stop by to pick one up. You may also use the PayPal link below for single order purchasing. Thank you in advance for your purchase and your support! (P.S. Stay tuned for the long sleeve fall version!!  yay!!)   New Hope T-Shirts Size: X-Small $20.00 USD Size: Small $20.00 USD Size: Medium $20.00 USD Size: Large $20.00 USD Size: X-Large $20.00 USD…

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    MAXIMUS Foundation Grant Recipient

    New Hope is proud to announce that we received a grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation is support of our therapy program.  These funds will assist in the continued efforts of our therapists to support children and families on their journey of healing after trauma or abuse.  Our many thanks to John Boyer, MAXIMUS Foundation Chairman and the committee for their continued support in making a difference in the lives of children. “On behalf of the MAXIMUS Foundation, I am proud to provide this award to Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center,” said John Boyer, MAXIMUS Foundation Chairman. “The advocacy center and its staff embody the values that the MAXIMUS Foundation strives to…

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    My Perspective: If Hallowed Halls Could Speak

    My Perspective: If Hallowed Halls Could Speak Ghost Written: Hannah Rials  It’s a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky. The wind is whistling in the branches of my trees, and the sun is shining down on my blooming flowers. There’s a child walking up my stone path, looking up at me with big, wet eyes. A woman stands behind her, a hand on her shoulder, and urges her up to my front door. I feel her tremors through the boards in my floor. They resonate in the walls. Raeann rushes to meet them, her warm, smiling face serving as a moment of reprieve to the child’s terror. But…

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