The Kalin’s Center is a non-profit organization that started in 2001. At the Kalin’s Center we provide a safe and child-friendly environment for abused children to tell their story.
We provide services to child victims up to the age of eighteen years for: sexual, emotional, and physical abuse as well as child neglect and child witnesses of crimes and their non-offending family members. According to the Darkness 2 Light Child Abuse Prevention and Non-Profit Organization, “Experts estimate that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthdays. This means that in any classroom or neighborhood full of children, there are children who are silently bearing the burden of sexual abuse.”
As to the statistics of our local area, according to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services 2009 Data Book – there were 181 cases of abuse reported to Child Protective Services in Houston County and 162 cases reported in Trinity County. CPS is just one of the many partner agencies we work with directly. These statistics show that child abuse is a relevant and current problem in Houston and Trinity Counties.
The Houston/Trinity Counties Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. is established to quickly and professionally respond to and meet the needs of child victims of assault, abuse, or neglect, and to provide a loving comfort and helpful services to the children and their non-offending family members during recovery and rehabilitation.
The Houston/Trinity Counties Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. has been organized for charitable purposes which specifically include the prevention of cruelty to children and the assistance of persons eighteen (18) years of age or younger and their families in recovering from victimization and traumatic criminal acts.
It is specifically intended that The Houston/Trinity Counties Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. be organized in compliance with Title 26, Section 501(c)3 of the United States Internal Revenue Code. This corporation is not organized for profit, but solely to develop funds to provide benefits and services to persons eighteen (18) years of age or younger and their families in recovering from victimization and traumatic criminal acts.
No part of the net earning of The Houston/Trinity Counties Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. shall inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, no substantial part of the activities of this Corporation shall carry on propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation except as provided in Title 26, Section 501(h) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, nor shall this Corporation participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of, or in position to, any candidate for public office.
Mrs. Angela Cross
Mr. Bennie Shiro
Honorable Daphne Session
Honorable Donna Kasper
Mrs. Carolyn Ivey
Ms. Thea Daigle
Mrs. Kali Little
Chief David Cross
Mrs. Stacey Hogg
Ms. Ann (Sissy) Walker
Mr. John Turner
Mrs. Cathey Page
Mrs. Jurlinda Gentry
Houston County District Attorney’s Office
Houston County, County Attorney’s Office
Houston County Sheriff’s Office
Houston County Juvenile Probation Office
Crockett City Police Department
Groveton City Police Department
Grapeland City Police Department
Justice of the Peace, Trinity County
Trinity County District Attorney’s Office
Trinity County, County Attorney’s Office
Trinity City Police Department
Trinity County Sheriff’s Office
Trinity County Juvenile Probation Office
Texas Department of CPS, Family, and Protective Services
LPC, Clark Psychological
Casa In The Pines
Women’s Shelter of East Texas
Child Welfare Board
Houston County Medical Center