What We Do
Hope of South Texas, a children’s advocacy center, provides a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical and mental health professionals may share information and develop effective, coordinated strategies sensitive to the needs of each unique case and child. Through the multidisciplinary team approach, we are able to provide a coordinated effort to make the experience of the child survivor less traumatic as they journey on their path to healing.
We Focus On the Children
Hope of South Texas provides a child-focused setting, focused on cultural competency and diversity while providing:
Multidisciplinary Case Review and Case Tracking
Joint Investigation Coordination
Specialized Forensic Interviews
Family Advocacy and Victim Support
Volunteer Opportunity and Internships
We Connect With Agency Partners
We work with a variety of industry professionals to make sure that children receive the best services possible. Contact us today.
If you are a Child Protective Investigator, law enforcement representative, or with a prosecuting agency and are needing information or to set up a courtesy forensic interview, please contact:
MDT Support Specialist
If you are an investigative partner or a children’s advocacy staff member and are interested in arranging Therapy services for your client, please contact:
Director of Clinical Services
Meagen Gumm LCSW
We Make an Impact
Hope of South Texas is dedicated to improving the lives of children victimized by abuse and neglect. Our efforts create real results and we have the numbers to back that up.
Reports of Abuse or Neglect Reviewed
Sexual Assault Nurse Exams
These children all received examinations for either sexual assault or physical abuse.
Children Shared Their Stories
These children were able to sit with specially trained staff members in a safe place. On occasion, some children spoke about their experiences more than once.
Child Medical Exams
Increase over 2018
Forensic Interviews Conducted
Increase Over 2018
Specialized Trauma Therapy Patients
Increase over 2018
Families Received Advocacy Services