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Mailing Address
2424 Kent Street
Bryan, Texas 77802

Phone
(979) 703-8813

Fax
(979) 822-0608

Email
info@scottyshouse.org

Report Child Abuse
1-800-252-5400


Our Mission
Scotty's House is the Child Advocacy Center of the Brazos Valley. Founded in 1995, it is our mission to provide safety, healing and justice for children victimized by abuse through professional assessment, counseling and education in a compassionate and collaborative approach.
2017 Child Abuse Prevention Month List of Events2017 Child Abuse Prevention Month List of Events

April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Scotty’s House Child Advocacy Center will partner with local law enforcement and child service agencies to raise awareness of the serious problem of child abuse and neglect in our community. In addition to the following events, we will also have month-long book displays at both local libraries (Larry J. Ringer Library in College Station and Clara B. Mounce Library in Bryan).

Please mark your calendars and join us for these events:

Monday, March 27th
1:00pm Washington County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Washington County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 1:00pm at the Washington County Courthouse in Brenham. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held at the Washington County Courthouse Annex.

3:00pm Burleson County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Burleson County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 3:00pm at the Burleson County Courthouse in Caldwell. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held at the Burleson County Courthouse.

Wednesday, March 29th
10:00am Madison County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Madison County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 10:00am at the Madison County Courthouse in Madisonville. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held in the County Courtroom at the Madison County Courthouse.

Monday, April 3rd
10:00am Pinwheel Garden
Scotty’s House and Voices for Children (CASA), along with representatives from Kappa Alpha Theta, will “plant” the eighth annual Pinwheel Garden on the lawn at Prosperity Bank, located at 2807 S. Texas Ave. in Bryan. A dedication ceremony will be held during the event. The Pinwheel Garden will remain planted during the month of April.

Tuesday, April 4th
1:30pm Brazos County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Brazos County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 1:30pm at the College Station Police Department. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held at the College Station Police Department.

Wednesday, April 5th
1:00pm Leon County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Leon County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 1:00pm at the Leon County Courthouse in Centerville. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held at the gazebo at the Leon County Courthouse.

3:00pm Robertson County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Robertson County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 3:00pm at the Robertson County Courthouse in Franklin. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held at the Robertson County Courthouse.

Thursday, April 6th
10:00am Grimes County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Grimes County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 10:00am at the Grimes County Law Enforcement Center in Anderson. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held in the Grimes County Law Enforcement Center.

Saturday, April 8th
9:00am Rock the CASA 5K
The Kappa Alpha Theta’s will hold their 32nd annual 5k with 100% of proceeds going to Scotty’s House and Voices for Children. The public is encouraged to run, walk, bike, play, rollerblade, etc. and help the Theta’s reach their goal. For more info, please visit http://www.theta5k.webs.com

Meet Our New Family Care VolunteersMeet Our New Family Care Volunteers

On Tuesday, March 21st, we welcomed 14 new Family Care volunteers to our team! They are: Sydney Alford, Diane Arriaga, Adam Buckley, Samantha Galvan-Topper, Mackenzie Judd, Annie Ledezma, Kathryn Lindsay, Tiffany Lu, Dylana Nguyen, Maddie Oines, Sarah Peoples, Connie Sebesta, Allie Seldenrust, and Monica Villarreal. Also pictured is our counseling intern Leslie Lowry. Welcome aboard guys!

Meet Our Newest VolunteersMeet Our Newest Volunteers

On Wednesday, February 15, we welcomed 21 new volunteers to our team. They are: Sydney Alford, Diane Arriaga, Mariam Babu, Adam Buckley, Elissa Cassani, Samantha Galvan-Topper, Yeun Hur, Kathryn Lindsay, Leslie Lowry, Tiffany Lu, Dylana Nguyen, Maddie Oines, Sarah Peoples, Alex Pollard, Connie Sebesta, Allie Seldenrust, Hala Shihabeddin, Daryl Tibbets, Monica Villarreal, Patricia (Tish) Walling, and Heidi Wendenburg. Welcome aboard!

New Volunteer Orientation is February 15th!New Volunteer Orientation is February 15th!

Be a buddy to an abused child. Become a Scotty's House Volunteer.
Our volunteers have a direct impact on the lives of our community's most vulnerable victims. From greeting child clients and their families at our facility to helping with fundraisers and awareness activities, we need your help. Volunteers make such a difference in the lives of the children and families who come to Scotty’s House. With your support, we can continue to provide safety, healing, and justice for children victimized by abuse.
New Volunteer Orientation is October 5th. Visit https://www.scottyshouse.org/Volunteers.aspx for more information or to submit a volunteer application. You can also call Melanie at (979) 703-8813.

Mad Taco is Mad about Scotty’s House! Mad Taco is Mad about Scotty’s House!

For the next three months, purchase the Scotty's House Taco Combo (Bacon, Avocado, Green Chiles and Tomato Grilled Cheese Taco served with Tomato Bisque), and Scotty's House receives $1.50 from each sale.

Then be sure to mark your calendars to be at Mad Taco on these Profit Share days, when 10% of all sales all day go to Scotty’s House:
Thursday, January 26th
Thursday, February 23rd
Thursday, March 23rd

Mad Taco is located at 404 Jane Street in College Station. See you there!

Holiday ClosingHoliday Closing

Scotty's House will be closed Monday, December 26th, through Friday, December 30th, 2016.

If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

2016 Star Program a HUGE Success2016 Star Program a HUGE Success

We want to thank all of the amazing people that helped to make this year's Star Program such a HUGE success!! Because of your generosity, we were able to bring holiday cheer to 50 children (22 families). Thank you!!!

4th Annual Star Program4th Annual Star Program

To help brighten the holiday season for our young clients, Scotty’s House is hosting the 4th Annual Star Program. Scotty’s House serves the Brazos Valley’s most vulnerable child victims and their families. Many of these families are unable to provide gifts and clothing to their children during the holiday season. To ease this strain, Scotty’s House has stars available listing the ages, sizes, and wishes of our child clients. Interested groups or individuals can help by selecting a star and purchasing gifts for the child. All gifts must be delivered unwrapped to Scotty’s House by Wednesday, December 14th, at 5:00pm. For more information, or if you would like to select a star, please contact Melanie at mscarpace@scottyshouse.org.

Thank You, Thetas!Thank You, Thetas!

We want to thank the amazing ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta for raising almost $45,000 for Scotty's House at this year's Theta Fest!! We are SO grateful to Theta and their continued support of Scotty's House. Thank you, Thetas!!!!

Meet Our New Family Care VolunteersMeet Our New Family Care Volunteers

On Tuesday, November 1st, we welcomed 14 new Family Care volunteers to our team. Our new FC's are: Samantha Brittain, Gina Cruz, Taylor Garland, John Guido, Cristina Lopez, Maddie Meier, Julia McCord, Meagan Moore, Hanna Rivers, Kristi Santiago, Ty Stewart, Carsyn Talamantez, Katie Terry, and Larry Vernier. Welcome to the team guys!

Meet Our Newest VolunteersMeet Our Newest Volunteers

Meet our Newest Volunteers!
On Wednesday, October 5th, we welcomed 24 new volunteers to our team. They are: Samantha Brittain, Caroline Demeris, Sidai Dong (not pictured), Taylor Garland, Angel Gonzalez, John Guido, Jenna Leland, Madalyn Meier, Kellie Moehlig, Meagan Moore, Savannah O'Connor, Kristi Santiago, Kevin Severance, Samantha Schwab, Tiana Smith, Abbey Standley, Ty Stewart, Carsyn Talamantez, Debra Taylor, Katie Terry, Larry Vernier, Isabella Wood, Callan Young (not pictured), and Esteban Zapata-Nunez. Welcome to the team, guys!

Holiday ClosingHoliday Closing

Our offices will be closed Monday, September 5, for Labor Day.

If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

Be a buddy to an abused child. Become a Scotty's House Volunteer.Be a buddy to an abused child. Become a Scotty's House Volunteer.

Be a buddy to an abused child. Become a Scotty's House Volunteer.
Our volunteers have a direct impact on the lives of our community's most vulnerable victims. From greeting child clients and their families at our facility to helping with fundraisers and awareness activities, we need your help. Volunteers make such a difference in the lives of the children and families who come to Scotty’s House. With your support, we can continue to provide safety, healing, and justice for children victimized by abuse.
New Volunteer Orientation is October 5th. Visit https://www.scottyshouse.org/Volunteers.aspx for more information or to submit a volunteer application. You can also call Melanie at (979) 703-8813.

Holiday ClosingHoliday Closing

Our offices will be closed Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.

If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

New Medical Accompaniment VolunteersNew Medical Accompaniment Volunteers

On June 21st, we welcomed five new volunteers to our Medical Accompaniment Volunteer team. They are (l-r), Sara Pyle, Forrest Kneedler, Devann Hebert, Libby Kymes, and Amy Hammack. Our Medical Accompaniment Volunteers provide informational and support services to our clients that receive forensic medical exams at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in College Station. Welcome to the team guys!

Meet Our Newest VolunteersMeet Our Newest Volunteers

Last night, we welcomed 13 new volunteers to our team. Catherine Buskmiller, June Collins, Gina Cruz, Elva Evans, Joe Gonzalez, Molly Hughes, Heather Kelley, Cristina Lopez, Anissa Ludwig, Danielle Pawlichuk, Rachel Small, Jackie Thompson, and Cynthia Woosley all completed our summer New Volunteer Orientation. Welcome aboard guys!

New Volunteer Orientation is June 16thNew Volunteer Orientation is June 16th

Be a buddy to an abused child. Become a Scotty's House Volunteer.
Our volunteers have a direct impact on the lives of our community's most vulnerable victims. From greeting child clients and their families at our facility to helping with fundraisers and awareness activities, we need your help. Volunteers make such a difference in the lives of the children and families who come to Scotty’s House. With your support, we can continue to provide safety, healing, and justice for children victimized by abuse.
New Volunteer Orientation is June 16th, 2016. Visit https://www.scottyshouse.org/Volunteers.aspx for more information, or call Melanie at (979) 703-8813.

Holiday ClosingHoliday Closing

Our offices will be closed Friday, March 25, for Good Friday.

If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

2016 Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities2016 Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities

April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Scotty’s House Child Advocacy Center will partner with local law enforcement and child service agencies to raise awareness of the serious problem of child abuse and neglect in our community. In addition to the following events, we will also have month-long book displays at both local libraries (Larry J. Ringer Library in College Station and Clara B. Mounce Library in Bryan). Please mark your calendars and join us for these events:

Monday, April 4th
10:00am Pinwheel Garden
Scotty’s House and Voices for Children (CASA), along with representatives from Kappa Alpha Theta, will “plant” the seventh annual Pinwheel Garden on the lawn at Prosperity Bank, located at 2807 S. Texas Ave. in Bryan. A dedication ceremony will be held during the event. The Pinwheel Garden will remain planted during the month of April.

Tuesday, April 5th
10:30am Grimes County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Grimes County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 10:30am at the Grimes County Law Enforcement Center in Anderson. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held in the Grimes County Law Enforcement Center.

1:00pm Burleson County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Burleson County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 1:00pm at the Burleson County Courthouse in Caldwell. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held at the Burleson County Courthouse.

Wednesday, April 6th
10:00am Madison County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Madison County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 10:00am at the Madison County Courthouse in Madisonville. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held in the County Courtroom at the Madison County Courthouse.

1:00pm Leon County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Leon County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 1:00pm at the Leon County Courthouse in Centerville. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held at the gazebo at the Leon County Courthouse.

3:00pm Robertson County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Robertson County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 3:00pm at the Robertson County Courthouse in Franklin. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held at the Robertson County Courthouse.

Thursday, April 7th
10:30am Washington County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Washington County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 10:30am at the Washington County Courthouse in Brenham. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held at the Washington County Courthouse Annex.

Friday, April 8th
10:00am Brazos County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Brazos County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 10:30am at the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held at the Sheriff’s Office.

Saturday, April 9th
9:00am Rock the CASA 5K
The Kappa Alpha Theta’s will hold their 31st annual 5k with 100% of proceeds going to Scotty’s House and Voices for Children. The public is encouraged to run, walk, bike, play, rollerblade, etc. and help the Theta’s reach their goal. For more info, please visit http://www.theta5k.webs.com

New Family Care VolunteersNew Family Care Volunteers

On Friday, we welcomed 9 new Family Care Volunteers to our team! They are: Faith Carroll, Brooke Davis, Ryan Golden, Lilly Gowen, Brandee Grissett, Amy Hammack, Darrell McGill, Shannon Swickard, and Meaghen Wiley. Also pictured is our Program Intern Kayli Vohra. Congratulations!

Meet Our Newest VolunteersMeet Our Newest Volunteers

On Thursday, February 11, we welcomed 11 new volunteers to our team! Congrats to Aly Bryce, Faith Carroll, Amy Chung, Ryan Golden, Lilly Gowen, Amy Hammack, Darrell McGill, Shannon Swickard, Jake Walker, Helene Weideman, Meaghen Wiley, and counseling intern Brandee Grissett for completing new volunteer orientation. Also pictured is our new Education and Outreach Coordinator Alicia Stratta. Welcome aboard!

Medical Accompaniment Volunteer ProgramMedical Accompaniment Volunteer Program

We are excited to announce our new Medical Accompaniment Volunteer Program and to introduce our first group of trained Medical Advocates. They are (pictured l-r): Mark Ahlenius, Maria Becerra, Kristina Walters, Maddy Desrochers, Jan Barnett, Chris Rivera, and Ashley Berry. Not pictured is Courtney Ann Prestwood. These Medical Advocates will provide informational and support services to clients ages 13 through 17 years of age who receive forensic medical exams at Scott & White Hospital in College Station. Medical Accompaniment Volunteers assist Scott & White staff to help make the forensic exam process less stressful for child clients and their families. We would like to thank Niki Johnson, BSN, RN, CA-SANE, Forensic Program Coordinator with Scott & White Hospital, for training our new Medical Advocates.

Holiday ClosingsHoliday Closings

Our offices will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, December 23 - 25, for the Christmas Holiday and Friday, Janaury 1, 2016 for New Year’s Day.
If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

3rd Annual Star Program3rd Annual Star Program

UPDATE - ALL of our Stars are gone! We are so excited that these kiddos will have a brighter holiday season thanks to our amazingly supportive community. Thank you so much!
To help brighten the holiday season for our young clients, Scotty’s House is hosting the 3rd Annual Star Program. Scotty’s House serves the Brazos Valley’s most vulnerable child victims and their families. Many of these families are unable to provide gifts and clothing to their children during the holiday season. To ease this strain, Scotty’s House will have stars available listing the ages, sizes, and wishes of our child clients. The stars will be housed at Scotty’s House located at 2424 Kent Street in Bryan. Interested groups or individuals can help by selecting a star and purchasing gifts for the child. All gifts must be delivered unwrapped to Scotty’s House by Wednesday, December 16th, at 5:00pm. For more information, or if you would like to select a star, please contact Melanie at mscarpace@scottyshouse.org, or call (979) 703-8813.
Thank you for helping Scotty’s House make a difference this holiday season for our child clients.

Holiday ClosingHoliday Closing

Our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 & 27, for Thanksgiving.
If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

Welcome Our Newest Family Care Training Graduates!Welcome Our Newest Family Care Training Graduates!

Meet the graduates of our latest Family Care Training Class! They are (l-r): Sara Pyle, Maddy Desrochers, Kristina Walters, Laura Lynn, Layne Murr, Libby Kymes, Juliana Hale, and Rachel Brennan. We are so happy to welcome these amazing ladies to our Family Care team!

Meet Our Newest VolunteersMeet Our Newest Volunteers

On Wednesday night, we welcomed 20 new volunteers to our team! They are (in alphabetical order): Maria Becerra, Rachel Brennan, Brenda Castillo, Erica Chang, Kelsey Danklefs, Devann Hebert, Deborah Kerr, Forrest Kneedler, McKenna Kukla, Libby Kymes, Claire Madden, Amy Lai, Laura Lynn, Allison Merecka, Courtney Prestwood, Jennifer Prnka, Sara Pyle, Kirsti Reese, Lauren Stombaugh, and Kristina Walters. Congratulations and welcome to our volunteer family!!

Holiday ClosingHoliday Closing

Our offices will be closed Monday, September 7, for Labor Day.

If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

Be a buddy to an abused child. Become a Scotty's House Volunteer.Be a buddy to an abused child. Become a Scotty's House Volunteer.

Our volunteers have a direct impact on the lives of our community's most vulnerable victims. From greeting child clients and their families at our facility to helping with fundraisers and awareness activities, we need your help. Volunteers make such a difference in the lives of the children and families who come to Scotty’s House. With your support, we can continue to provide safety, healing, and justice for children victimized by abuse.
New Volunteer Orientation is September 23rd. Visit https://www.scottyshouse.org/Volunteers.aspx for more information, or call Melanie at (979) 703-8813.

Volunteer Opportunities in Outlying CountiesVolunteer Opportunities in Outlying Counties

If you live in Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, or Washington County, you have a unique opportunity to support Scotty’s House in your community. Outlying county volunteers serve as Ambassadors for Scotty’s House and help represent our agency in our outlying service areas. These Ambassadors support Scotty’s House by distributing educational materials, staffing our information booth at local health, agency, and community fairs, and delivering meals to our quarterly Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings. All individuals interested in serving as an Ambassador in our outlying counties must attend New Volunteer Orientation. New Volunteer Orientation will be offered in each county as needed. Applicants must submit a completed Volunteer Application Packet and submit to a criminal background check. Our screening process includes an interview and file review before acceptance into the outlying county Ambassador program. Volunteer interviews and trainings will be offered locally in each county to accommodate our outlying county volunteer team. For more information, please email Melanie at mscarpace@scottyshouse.org, or call (979) 703-8813.

Holiday ClosingHoliday Closing

Our offices will be closed Friday, July 3, for Independence Day.

If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

Scotty's House Welcomes Nine New Volunteers to its Team!Scotty's House Welcomes Nine New Volunteers to its Team!

Scotty's House welcomed 10 new volunteers to its team last night! Welcome aboard Michelle Carnes, Hannah Galvan, Hala Gibson, Kaitlin Grimmer, Jessica Jones, Jennifer Lilly, Lily Luc, Wheeler Nakahara, Heather Villarreal, and Samantha Weaver!

New Volunteer Orientation June 11th New Volunteer Orientation June 11th

In just a few hours a month, YOU can make a huge difference in the life of an abused child. As a Scotty's House volunteer, you have a direct impact in the lives of our community's most vulnerable victims. From greeting child clients and their families at our facility to helping with fundraisers and awareness activities, we need your help.
Our next New Volunteer Orientation will be held Thursday, June 11th from 6-8pm. For more info, or to download and complete the application packet, please visit our website at http://www.scottyshouse.org/Volunteers.aspx or call Melanie at (979)703-8813.

2015 Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities2015 Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities

April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month, and once again Scotty’s House Child Advocacy Center will partner with local law enforcement and child service agencies to raise awareness of the serious problem of child abuse and neglect in our community. In addition to the following events, we will also have month-long book displays at both local libraries (Larry J. Ringer Library in College Station and Clara B. Mounce Library in Bryan). Please mark your calendars and join us for these events:

Monday, March 30th

10:00am Madison County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Madison County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 10:00am at the Madison County Courthouse in Madisonville. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held from 10:30 – 11:00am in the County Courtroom at the Madison County Courthouse.

1:00pm Leon County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Leon County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 1:00pm at the Leon County Courthouse in Centerville. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held from 1:30 – 2:00pm at the gazebo at the Leon County Courthouse.

3:00pm Robertson County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Robertson County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 3:00pm at the Robertson County Courthouse in Franklin. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held from 3:30 – 4:00pm at the Robertson County Courthouse.

Tuesday, March 31st

10:30am Grimes County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Grimes County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 10:30am at the Grimes County Law Enforcement Center in Anderson. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held from 11:00 – 11:30am in the Grimes County Law Enforcement Center.

Wednesday, April 1st

10:30am Brazos County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Brazos County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 10:30am at the Bryan Police Department. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held from 11:00 – 11:30am at BPD.

2:00pm Pinwheel Garden
Scotty’s House and Voices for Children (CASA), along with representatives from Kappa Alpha Theta, will “plant” the sixth annual Pinwheel Garden on the lawn at Prosperity Bank, located at 2807 S. Texas Ave. in Bryan. Eight hundred pinwheels will be planted in honor of the more than 800 child victims of abuse and neglect in the Brazos Valley in 2014. A dedication ceremony will be held during the event. The Pinwheel Garden will remain planted during the month of April.

Thursday, April 2nd

10:30am Washington County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Washington County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 10:30am at the Washington County Courthouse in Brenham. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held from 11:00 – 11:30am at the Washington County Courthouse Annex.

1:00pm Burleson County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Burleson County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 1:00pm at the Burleson County Courthouse in Caldwell. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held from 1:30 – 2:00pm. Exact location will be announced at the dedication ceremony.

Saturday, April 18th

9:00am Rock the CASA 5K
The Kappa Alpha Theta’s will hold their annual 5k with 100% of proceeds going to Scotty’s House and Voices for Children. The public is encouraged to run, walk, bike, play, rollerblade, etc. and help the Theta’s reach their goal. For more info, please visit http://www.theta5k.webs.com/


Meet Our Newest VolunteersMeet Our Newest Volunteers

On Thursday evening, we welcomed 16 new volunteers to our team! We are excited to have Ashley Berry, Ingrid Deras, Rebecca Diaz, Megan Eastin, Halley Higgins, Ashley Hormberg, Cassidy Kleymeyer, Jared Lyda, Kristin Murray, Tony Nguyen, Nicole Norton, Barbara Ortiz, Blake Purtle, Riley Smith, and Megan Wheeler join our volunteer family! Thank you for making a difference in the lives of abused children in our community.

Holiday ClosingHoliday Closing

Scotty's House will be closed Monday, January 19, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

New Volunteer Orientation is Thursday, February 19th!New Volunteer Orientation is Thursday, February 19th!

Join our volunteer team and help make a difference in the lives of abused children in the Brazos Valley. From greeting child clients and their families at our facility to helping with fundraisers and awareness activities, we need your help. Whether you have an hour or two a week or just a few hours a month, your support will help us to provide services to our community's most vulnerable victims. Our next New Volunteer Orientation will be held Thursday, February 19th at 6pm. For more info, or to download and complete the application packet, please visit our website at http://www.scottyshouse.org/Volunteers.aspx or call Melanie at (979) 703-8813.

2014 Holiday Hours2014 Holiday Hours

Our offices will be closed Wednesday, December 24, through Friday, December 26, and Thursday, January 1.
If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

Happy Holidays!

Thanksgiving Holiday ClosingThanksgiving Holiday Closing

Scotty’s House will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

Meet Our New Family Care VolunteersMeet Our New Family Care Volunteers

We welcomed five new members to our Family Care Volunteer Team today! They are (from left to right): Vicki Meredith, Carol Ransom, Dawn Tollett, Jordan Giles (our new Education & Outreach Coordinator), Heather Dach, and Jordan Anderson. Family Care Volunteers are responsible for welcoming our child clients and their families to our agency and providing support and supervision for our child clients while they wait to receive a forensic interview and/or forensic medical exam. For more information about our Volunteer Program, visit our website here: http://www.scottyshouse.org/Volunteers.aspx.

Aggie Thetas Raise Over $41,000 at this Year's Theta Fiesta!!!Aggie Thetas Raise Over $41,000 at this Year's Theta Fiesta!!!

We want to say a huge THANK YOU to the AMAZING ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta for raising over $41,000 for Scotty's House on Friday at the 5th Annual Theta Fiesta!! We are so grateful to the young women of Theta for their continued support of the children and families we serve. Thank you, Thetas, for helping us to make a difference in the lives of abused children in the Brazos Valley.

MDT Chili Fundraiser MDT Chili Fundraiser

Join us Friday, November 14th, from 11am to 2pm for our 2nd Annual Chili Fundraiser at the Brazos Center on Briarcrest, behind the Bryan Target. A pint of our amazing chili is $5 and a quart is $10. You can use our convenient drive-thru to pick up your order, or grab a seat at one of the picnic tables and stay and have lunch with us. We will offer FREE delivery on office/business orders of $50 or more, just email info@scottyshouse.org to schedule delivery times.
All proceeds benefit our Multi-Disciplinary Team Scholarship Fund for education in the field of child abuse investigations.
Presale orders recommended. To purchase tickets, or for more info, please email info@scottyshouse.org or call 979-703-8813.

Meet Our Newest VolunteersMeet Our Newest Volunteers

On Tuesday, September 23rd, Scotty's House welcomed 26 new volunteers to its team! Our new volunteers are: Mark Ahlenius, Jordan Anderson, Katherine Anderson, Lindsey Bryce, Christine Cook, Remington Couts, Patty de Veyra, Kourtney Green, Brittany Hagan, Olivia Hernandez, Teresa Horn, Jordan Januse, Sierra Jumper, Kelsey Lally, Vicki Meredith, Madison Monical, Anne Marie Novosad, Ally Ogdee, Abigail Popelar, Carol Ransom, Taylor Rowe, Kristen Smith, Charley Taggart, Dawn Tollett, Anita Watson, and Lindsey Wiggins. Welcome aboard guys!
For more information about our volunteer program, visit the "volunteers" section of our website at http://www.scottyshouse.org/Volunteers.aspx.

Labor Day ClosingLabor Day Closing

Scotty's House will be closed on Monday, September 1st, for Labor Day. If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement agency.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

New Volunteer Orientation Scheduled for September 23rdNew Volunteer Orientation Scheduled for September 23rd

Join our volunteer team and help make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in the Brazos Valley. Our next New Volunteer Orientation will be held on Tuesday, September 23rd. Registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.scottyshouse.org/Volunteers.aspx or call Melanie at 703-8813.

Painting With A Twist Fundraiser a HUGE Success!Painting With A Twist Fundraiser a HUGE Success!

Tuesday night's fundraiser at Painting With a Twist in College Station was a HUGE success! We had a blast and raised over $220 for our MDT Scholarship Fund! Thanks to Dan Augsburger (pictured here presenting a check to our Director of Programs, Shannon Hernandez) and his wife Kim and all of the PWAT staff for making our night so wonderful!

MDT Scholarship Winners AnnouncedMDT Scholarship Winners Announced

The Scotty's House MDT Scholarship Fundraising Committee is pleased to announce it has awarded scholarships to Calicia George and Det. Candido Amaya to this year's Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas. Calicia is an investigator with Child Protective Services and Candido is a detective with the Bryan Police Department.
When a child is the victim of sexual abuse, Scotty’s House, child protective services, and the criminal justice community work together to provide a timely and appropriate response. To promote the coordination and teamwork needed to ensure such a response—and to minimize additional trauma to children—we have established a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) comprised of professionals from local law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical, counseling, and Scotty’s House staff.
The MDT Scholarship Fundraising Committee was established to help provide continued education in the field of child abuse investigations for MDT members.

Memorial Day ClosingMemorial Day Closing

Scotty's House will be closed on Monday, May 26th for Memorial Day. If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement agency.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

New Volunteer Orientation Scheduled for June 10thNew Volunteer Orientation Scheduled for June 10th

Join our volunteer team and help make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in the Brazos Valley. Our next New Volunteer Orientation will be held at Noon on Tuesday, June 10th. Registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.scottyshouse.org/Volunteers.aspx or call Melanie at 703-8813.

We LOVE Our New Playground!We LOVE Our New Playground!

Scotty's House would like to thank the amazing members of the Texas A&M Society of Petroleum Engineers and Chesapeake Energy for our wonderful new playground!!! We very much appreciate the continued support of SPE and everything they do for our agency and the children we serve. You guys are awesome! Thank you!

The 2014 Great American Steak Out Raises Over $95,000 for Scotty's House!The 2014 Great American Steak Out Raises Over $95,000 for Scotty's House!

We are excited to announce the amazing success of the Great American Steak Out! We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors who were instrumental in making this year's event such a huge success. We are grateful for your incredible generosity and continued support of Scotty's House and the children and families we serve. Be sure to join us again next year for the 2015 Great American Steak Out!
Please visit http://www.scottyshouse.org/greatamericansteakout.aspx for more information about our sponsors and this awesome event.

Armadillo Dash Raises More Than $27,000 for Scotty's House!Armadillo Dash Raises More Than $27,000 for Scotty's House!

On Tuesday, April 15th Scotty's House was presented a check from the Armadillo Dash Board of Directors for $27,250 from proceeds from this year's half marathon and 5K! WOW! Scotty's House would like to thank all of the amazing Armadillo Dash board members, sponsors and participants for their continued support of our agency and the children and families we serve.

Brazos Valley Young Lawyers Association Teddy Bear DriveBrazos Valley Young Lawyers Association Teddy Bear Drive

Scotty's House would like to thank the Brazos Valley Young Lawyers Association for holding a Teddy Bear Drive for our child clients! Our new stuffed friends were delivered today by Amy Banks of Banks & Banks Attorneys at Law and Joe Patranella of the Watson Law Firm (pictured here with our Director Cary Haynes). Thank you so much! These stuffed animals will be distributed to the child victims of abuse that visit our agency.

Nick Canto Wins 8th Annual Margaret Lalk AwardNick Canto Wins 8th Annual Margaret Lalk Award

Scotty's House would like to congratulate our very own Forensic Interviewer Nick Canto for winning the Margaret Lalk Award at this year's Every Victim Every Time Conference. The Margaret Lalk Award is presented to individuals that share Lalk's passion, drive, and belief in providing services to those that have been affected by crime. Nick is pictured here with Angie Bates, the Crime Victim's Liaison with the Robertson County Sheriff's Office. Congrats Nick!

Meet Our Newest VolunteersMeet Our Newest Volunteers

Meet our newest group of volunteers!! Yesterday we welcomed 9 new Family Care Volunteers to our team! They are: Emalee Braniff, Samantha Brozo, Kara Coonrod, Rachel Kincade, Jillian Kuhns, Taylor Pounds, Alyssa Salisbury, Rachel Trippe, and Mariah Williams. Scotty's House Family Care Volunteers welcome clients and their non-offending family members to Scotty's House. These volunteers provide comfort, support, and supervision for clients of Scotty's House in a fun, child friendly setting. Welcome aboard!

2014 Child Abuse Prevention Month List of Events2014 Child Abuse Prevention Month List of Events

April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month, and once again Scotty’s House Child Advocacy Center will partner with local law enforcement and child service agencies to raise awareness of the serious problem of child abuse and neglect in our community. In addition to the following events, we will also have month-long book displays at both local libraries (Larry J. Ringer Library in College Station and Clara B. Mounce Library in Bryan). Please mark your calendars and join us for these events:

Friday, March 28th
10:00am Pinwheel Garden
Scotty’s House and Voices for Children (CASA), along with representatives from Kappa Alpha Theta, will “plant” the fifth annual Pinwheel Garden on the lawn at Prosperity Bank, located at 2807 S. Texas Ave. in Bryan. Eight hundred pinwheels will be planted in honor of the more than 800 child victims of abuse and neglect in the Brazos Valley in 2013. The Pinwheel Garden will remain planted during the month of April.

Tuesday, April 1st
11:00am Madison County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Madison County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 11:00am at the Madison County Courthouse in Madisonville. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held from 11:30am – Noon in the County Courtroom at the Madison County Courthouse.

1:00pm Leon County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Leon County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 1:00pm at the Leon County Courthouse in Centerville. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held from 1:30 – 2:00pm at the gazebo at the Leon County Courthouse.

3:00pm Robertson County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Robertson County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 3:00pm at the Robertson County Courthouse in Franklin. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held from 3:30 – 4:00pm at the Robertson County Courthouse. Exact location will be announced at the dedication ceremony.

Wednesday, April 2nd
11:00am Washington County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Washington County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 11:00am at the Washington County Courthouse in Brenham. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held from 11:30am - Noon at the Washington County Courthouse Annex.

1:00pm Burleson County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Burleson County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 1:00pm at the Burleson County Courthouse in Caldwell. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held from 1:30 – 2:00pm. Exact location will be announced at the dedication ceremony.

Thursday, April 3rd
10:00am Grimes County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Grimes County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 10:00am at the Grimes County Courthouse Annex in Anderson. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held from 10:30 – 11:00am in the Grimes County Annex building.

Friday, April 4th
10:00am Brazos County Blue Ribbon Tree
The Brazos County Blue Ribbon Tree will be dedicated at 10:00am at the College Station Police Department. A reception following the tree dedication ceremony will be held from 10:30 – 11:00am at CSPD.

Saturday, April 12th
9:00am Rock the CASA 5K
The Kappa Alpha Theta’s will hold their annual 5k with 100% of proceeds going to Scotty’s House and Voices for Children. The public is encouraged to run, walk, bike, play, rollerblade, etc. and help the Theta’s reach their goal. For more info, please visit http://www.theta5k.webs.com/

11:00am St. Joseph Pediatric Safety Circus
The St. Joseph Pediatrics Safety Circus is a community based event to engage elementary school children and their families in learning how to keep themselves and their environment safe. Visit spectacular booths (like the Scotty’s House booth), see entertaining demonstrations, play games, win prizes, register for giveaways and door prizes! Plus, bring your bicycle and helmet and participate in the incredible bike rodeo featuring free bike safety inspections and fun bike riding games! The Safety Circus will be held in the St. Joseph College Station Medical Office Building Parking Lot off Highway 6 from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Admission is FREE. Visit http://www.st-joseph.org/safetycircus for more information.

Show your support for Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Scotty's House Multi-Disciplinary Team by purchasing a t-shirt! Show your support for Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Scotty's House Multi-Disciplinary Team by purchasing a t-shirt!

Help us raise money for our Multi-Disciplinary Team Scholarship Fund!

Show your support for Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Scotty's House Multi-Disciplinary Team by purchasing a t-shirt! Sales from this fundraiser benefit our MDT Scholarship Fund for continued education in the field of child abuse investigations.

Visit https://www.booster.com/scottyshousemdt to learn more or to purchase a t-shirt.

Be sure to share this link with your friends and family and help us reach our goal of 50 t-shirts!

Meet Our New Volunteers!Meet Our New Volunteers!

Meet our new volunteers! We had a great time last night at our volunteer orientation and are proud to welcome 20 new volunteers to our team. They are: Soniya Al-Amin, Samantha Brozo, Tyler Bull, Kathryn Davis, Carly Flanner, Chandler Grimes, Nicole Grimmer, Rachel Kaplan, Rachel Kincade, Elizabeth Mize, Taylor Pounds, Maryanne Rivera, Alyssa Salisbury, Tyler San Miguel, Brandy Sanchez, Morgan Sewalt, Tiffany Trevino, Audrey Trimpe, Mariah Williams, and Kendra Zorn. Welcome aboard guys!!

Happy Valentine's Day!Happy Valentine's Day!

To make your special Valentine's Day gift in honor of your Valentine, friend, colleague, family member, teacher, neighbor, or other special person in your life, just visit http://www.scottyshouse.org/Donate.aspx. Happy Valentine's Day from Scotty's House and thank you for showing your love to the children of the Brazos Valley!

New Volunteer Orientation is Tuesday, February 25thNew Volunteer Orientation is Tuesday, February 25th

Join our volunteer family and help make a difference in the lives of abused children in the Brazos Valley.
Our next New Volunteer Orientation will be held Tuesday, February 25th. To learn more about our volunteer program, visit the "Volunteers" section of our website, or email Melanie at mscarpace@scottyshouse.org.

Every child deserves a safe and happy childhood.

Holiday Closing Holiday Closing

Scotty's House will be closed Monday, January 20th, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

Volunteer Training Begins SoonVolunteer Training Begins Soon

Our next new volunteer orientation will be held in January. To learn more about our volunteer program, or to download the application packet, please visit the "Volunteers" section of this website, or email Melanie at mscarpace@scottyshouse.org.

Thank You Santa's Wonderland!!Thank You Santa's Wonderland!!

Scotty's House would like to thank Santa's Wonderland for donating $5,000 to our agency!!! WOW!!! Staff and volunteers were at Santa's Town on Saturday to answer questions about our services and encourage visitors to purchase hot chocolate to help support our mission. We want to thank Santa's Wonderland for their continued support of Scotty's House. We are so thankful for their generosity and incredible kindness.

First Annual Star Project a Success!First Annual Star Project a Success!

Scotty's House would like to thank all of the incredible supporters of our first annual Star Project for helping to make this event such a wonderful success! We were truly humbled by your generosity and kindness. Thank you for making this Christmas and holiday season brighter for our child clients.

Holiday ClosingsHoliday Closings

Scotty's House will be closed Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday December 25th for the Christmas holiday.
Our offices will also be closed Wednesday, January 1st for New Year's.
The staff and board of Scotty's House would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for your continued support of our agency and the children we serve.

Scotty's House Star ProjectScotty's House Star Project

To help brighten the holiday season for our young clients, Scotty’s House is hosting the First Annual Star Project. Scotty’s House serves the Brazos Valley’s most vulnerable victims and their families, and many of them are unable to provide gifts and clothing to their children during the holiday season. To ease this strain, Scotty’s House will have stars available listing the ages, sizes, and wishes of our child clients. The stars will be housed at Scotty’s House located at 2424 Kent Street in Bryan. Interested groups or individuals can help by selecting a star and purchasing gifts for the child. All gifts must be delivered unwrapped to Scotty’s House by Wednesday, December 18th, at 5:00pm. For more information, or if you would like to select a star via email, please contact Melanie at mscarpace@scottyshouse.org.
Thank you for helping Scotty’s House make a difference this holiday season for our child clients.

Thanksgiving Holiday ClosingThanksgiving Holiday Closing

Scotty’s House will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

Meet Our New Family Care Volunteers!Meet Our New Family Care Volunteers!

On Monday, we welcomed seven new Family Care volunteers to our team! They are: Tara Barrett, Laura Cordova, Aubrey Korol, Carrie Lightsey, Brooke McClinton, Lisa Reynolds and Kathy Scamardo. Our counseling interns Catharina Carvalho and Tonya Hendricks also attended our training on Monday. Welcome aboard ladies!!!

A HUGE Thank You to the Texas A&M SPE!A HUGE Thank You to the Texas A&M SPE!

On Sunday, November 10th, members of the Texas A&M Society of Petroleum Engineers built shelves in our copy room for storage and provided some much needed building maintenance for our agency! Scotty’s House would like to thank all of the members of SPE for their incredible hard work – the shelves look wonderful!! For more information about SPE, visit their website at http://spe.tamu.edu/

ConocoPhillips 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off ConocoPhillips 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off

It's that time of year again!!
The ConocoPhillips 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off in Franklin will be Friday, October 25th at the Franklin Texas Pridgeon Center.
We would like to thank everyone for their participation in the past and look forward to seeing you at this year's event!
This year's proceeds will go to Scotty's House.

Please sign up as early as possible.

For more information, or to request an entry form, please contact Shelia Springer at Shelia.k.springer@cop.com or 979-828-6003.

Good luck!!

MDT Chili Fundraiser! Yum!MDT Chili Fundraiser! Yum!

Join us on Friday, October 18th from 11am to 2pm here at Scotty's House for a Chili Fundraiser benefiting our Multi-Disciplinary Team Scholarship Fund for continued education in the field of child abuse investigations. You can purchase tickets in advance - a pint of yummy chili made by Brazos County's finest is only $5, a quart is $10. For more information, or to purchase a ticket, email info@scottyshouse.org or call 979-703-8813. Scotty's House would like to thank Readfield Meats & Deli and U Name It! for sponsoring our event!

Special Thanks to the Crestview Methodist Retirement Community!Special Thanks to the Crestview Methodist Retirement Community!

Scotty's House would like to thank the residents of Crestview Methodist Retirement community for visiting our facility today to deliver these beautiful handmade blankets and pillows and taking a tour of our building. We had a wonderful time with their group and we appreciate their generous donation.

Bryan-College Station Home Builders' Association DonationBryan-College Station Home Builders' Association Donation

Scotty's House was presented with a check from the Bryan-College Station Home Builders' Association for $3,210 from proceeds from the silent auction at this year's Builder's Bowl held in August. The check was presented by Builders' Bowl Event Chairperson Betsy Clark and Board President Michael Schaefer, pictured here with Scotty's House Director Cary Haynes. Scotty's House would like to thank the Bryan-College Station Home Builders' Association and the Builders' Bowl for this amazing donation!

EcoBox Donation!EcoBox Donation!

Kim from EcoBox (pictured here with our Director, Cary Haynes) presented Scotty's House with a donation for $682.66 today! EcoBox collects donations from customers for Scotty's House and then matches those donations dollar-for-dollar!! Thank you EcoBox for supporting our agency and the children we serve.

Avinext Donates SmartBoard & SmartTable to Scotty's House!Avinext Donates SmartBoard & SmartTable to Scotty's House!

Scotty's House would like to thank Avinext of College Station for their amazing donation of a SmartBoard and SmartTable to our agency! The SmartBoard allows us to provide ongoing training to our volunteers and MDT members, as well as provide education programs to the public. The SmartTable will be a powerful tool our counselors can utilize with our child clients during therapy sessions. We are so grateful for this generous donation. Thank you, Avinext!

Make a Difference in a Child's Life! Become a Scotty's House Volunteer.Make a Difference in a Child's Life! Become a Scotty's House Volunteer.

Join our volunteer family and help make a difference in the lives of abused children in the Brazos Valley.
Our next New Volunteer Orientation will be held in October. To learn more about our volunteer program, visit the "Volunteers" section of our website, or email Melanie at mscarpace@scottyshouse.org.

Because every child deserves a safe and happy childhood.

Caldwell Country Cares ProjectCaldwell Country Cares Project

Scotty’s House has been chosen as 1 of 3 August finalists for the Caldwell Country Cares project! Log on to www.kbtx.com/caldwellcountrycares and vote for Scotty’s House. (Voting will open up on Sunday, August 25th at 12am and continue through 11:59pm on Saturday, August 31st.) The charity with the most votes by 11:59pm on August 31st will be the recipient of the $1,000 grant from Caldwell Country!

A Fond Farewell.....A Fond Farewell.....

Today we said farewell to our two summer Program Interns, Toyosi Olowoyeye and Michelle Tran. These are two amazing young women and we were honored to share our summer with them. We are seriously going to miss them. Thank you, Toyosi and Michelle, for your incredible work and awesome commitment. Good luck, ladies. You are two beautiful souls with wonderfully bright futures.

2013 Home Builders' Association Builders' Bowl2013 Home Builders' Association Builders' Bowl

On Friday, August 16th, the B/CS Home Builders' Association held its annual Builders' Bowl at Grand Station in College Station. This year's event raised over $3,200 for Scotty's House!! Thank you to all of the participants in this year's Builders' Bowl!

Give $10, Tell 10 Campaign – Day TenGive $10, Tell 10 Campaign – Day Ten

Give $10 to Scotty's House and ask ten of your friends to do the same.

You gave $10 (and more!) Thanks to you, abused children and their families can begin their path to a healthy future.

During the past 10 days we have raised a total of $2,950 for Scotty’s House clients! It is always gratifying to witness such an outpouring of support from so many of you in our wonderful community.

This campaign continues through tonight so please spread the word to your friends, family members, co-workers, and the people in line with you at the coffee shop and help us reach our goal of $3,000. Spread the word on Facebook and Twitter and ask these same people to come together to help children in need. To make your $10 donation, just click the "Donate" link at the top of this webpage.

Thank you very much to everyone who has given! Without your support, Scotty’s House would not be the successful community resource that it is today. Thank you!

Give $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day NineGive $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day Nine

10 Inspirational Quotes About Giving

Thank you to all of the people across the Brazos Valley who are giving $10 and more to Scotty’s House! By giving just $10 and asking ten others in your circle of friends and family to do the same, you can raise $100 (or more!) to help abused children and their families. To make your $10 donation, just click the "Donate" link at the top of this webpage.

Need some inspiration? Take a look at some of these quotes about giving from great leaders and thinkers:

1. “Giving liberates the soul of the giver.” -Maya Angelou

2. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

3. “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill

4. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” -Anne Frank

5. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi

6. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” -His Holiness The Dalai Lama

7. “To share often and much; to leave the world a little better; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. That is to have succeeded.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” -Mother Teresa

9. “Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.” -Frank A. Clark

10. “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.” -Anonymous

Give $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day EightGive $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day Eight

10 Free (or Almost Free) Ways to Wrap-Up Summer

With the start of a new school year just around the corner, we thought you might enjoy some ideas for free, or almost free, ways to wrap-up summer and enjoy these last few days of the season.

The Give $10, Tell 10 campaign is all about the power of community, so here are some ways to get out and enjoy the Brazos Valley.

1. Lowes provides fun build and grow events http://www.bcsfamilies.com/lowes-build-grow-july-13-14/

2. Horseman's Market Day http://www.equinedriving.com/

3. On September 6th, the theme for First Friday in Downtown Bryan is “Downtown Loves Kiddos.” http://downtownbryan.com/about/downtown-bryan-association/

4. Picnic at a park (Research Park, Wolf Pen Creek)

5. Have an adventure at Lick Creek Park

6. Camp out at Lake Bryan ($5 entrance fee)

7. Explore a museum (Brazos Valley, Museum of natural History, Children's Museum, or George Bush Library)

8. College Station/Bryan Public Libraries provide family-friendly movies and story time to the public on various days

9. Swimming at local pools (CS: http://www.bcsfamilies.com/cs-pool-opens-this-weekend/ Bryan: http://www.bcsfamilies.com/city-of-bryan-pools-open/)

10. Plan a Family Movie Marathon (Set aside one evening a week and grab some popcorn, pizza, and a family-friendly adventure film you can all enjoy together.)

For our Give $10, Tell 10 campaign, we’re asking everyone to give $10 and ask ten friends to join them. The money we raise will benefit the children served by Scotty’s House. To make your $10 donation, just click the "Donate" link at the top of this webpage.

Give $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day SevenGive $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day Seven

Learn the Warning Signs of Child Abuse: 10 Behavioral and Physical Signs of Possible Sexual Abuse.

During our Give $10, Tell 10 campaign, we would not be doing our part if we didn't also educate the community about some of the warning signs of child abuse.

1. Unexplained Injuries - Visible signs of physical abuse may include unexplained burns or bruises in the shape of objects. You may also hear unconvincing explanations of a child’s injuries.

2. Changes in behavior - Abuse can lead to many changes in a child’s behavior. Abused children often appear scared, anxious, depressed, withdrawn or more aggressive.

3. Returning to earlier behaviors - Abused children may display behaviors shown at earlier ages, such as thumb-sucking, bed-wetting, fear of the dark, or strangers. For some children, even loss of acquired language or memory problems may become an issue.

4. Fear of going home - Abused children may express apprehension or anxiety about leaving school or about going places with the person who is abusing them.

5. Changes in eating - The stress, fear and anxiety caused by abuse can lead to changes in a child’s eating behaviors, which may result in weight gain or loss.

6. Changes in sleeping - Abused children may have frequent nightmares or have difficulty falling asleep and, as a result, may appear tired or fatigued.

7. Changes in school performance and attendance - Abused children may have difficulty concentrating in school or have excessive absences, sometimes due to adults trying to hide the child’s injuries from authorities.

8. Lack of personal care or hygiene - Abused and neglected children may appear unkempt. They may present as consistently dirty and have severe body odor. They may also lack sufficient clothing for the weather.

9. Risk-taking behaviors - Young people who are being abused may engage in high-risk activities such as using drugs or alcohol or carrying a weapon.

10. Inappropriate sexual behaviors - Children who have been sexually abused may exhibit overly sexualized behavior or use explicit sexual language.

All proceeds from the Give $10, Tell 10 campaign will benefit the children served by Scotty's House. To make your $10 donation, just click the "Donate" link at the top of this webpage. To learn more about the warning signs of possible abuse, please visit OneWithCourage.org.

Give $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day SixGive $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day Six

10 Volunteer Opportunities at Scotty’s House

For our Give $10, Tell 10 campaign, we’re asking everyone to give $10 and ask ten friends to join them. The money we raise will benefit the children served by Scotty’s House. To make your $10 donation, just click the "Donate" link at the top of this webpage.

In the spirit of “giving 10,” here are 10 Volunteer Opportunities at Scotty’s House you can sign up for right now. You can find thousands of ways to share your time and talents year-round at Scotty’s House.

1. Family Care Volunteer - Family Care Volunteers (FC's) welcome clients and their non-offending family members to Scotty's House. FC's appropriately interact with families to provide comfort and support while maintaining client confidentiality. FC's provide supervision for clients of Scotty's House in a fun, child friendly setting. In addition, FC's also provide supervision for clients at counseling sessions, as well as play therapy support for our counselors. Orientation and training is required. FC's must be available during the week between the hours of 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

2. Scotty's House Ambassadors - Scotty's House Ambassadors are responsible for representing Scotty's House at health fairs and community events by distributing materials and answering questions about our services. Orientation and training is required. Opportunities for Scotty's House Ambassadors can be either during the week or on the weekends.

3. Prevention Volunteers - The mission of the Prevention Volunteer Program is to develop educational programs directed toward the community to increase awareness of child abuse and its prevention, improve parenting skills, and teach personal safety skills to children and adolescents. Prevention Volunteers work as a team to develop curriculum for public presentations. Prevention Volunteers coordinate educational programs with local law enforcement and Scotty's House staff. Orientation and training is required. Opportunities for Prevention Volunteers can be either during the week or on the weekends.

4. Medical Volunteers - Medical Volunteers assist Scotty's House forensic medical staff during forensic medical exams. Orientation and training is required. Medical Volunteers must be available during the week between the hours of 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. and after-hours on-call if available.

5. Special Event Volunteers - Responsibilities for Special Event Volunteers vary, depending upon the specific project. Projects may include, but are certainly not limited to: Child Abuse Prevention Month activities, center wish list item drive, grounds improvement, decorating for seasons/holidays and other events involving the center. Orientation is required. Participation as a Special Event Volunteer is on an as-needed basis. Volunteers interested in this opportunity can contact Scotty's House to learn more about upcoming events and register.

6. Scotty's House Care Committee - Care Committee Volunteers are responsible for providing breakfast, lunch or snacks (depending upon time of day) for meetings with local agencies that work with Scotty's House. Care Committee Volunteers are responsible for purchasing and delivering meals for meetings, such as DEC, MDT and other meetings as they are scheduled. This opportunity is available to our Volunteers in the surrounding counties as well. Orientation is required. Care Committee Volunteers must be available during the week between the hours of 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

7. Program Internships - Under supervision of the Volunteer Services Coordinator and/or the Executive Director of Scotty’s House, Interns will provide assistance and development to the core programs and administrative functions of the agency. This position provides a student with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in nonprofit operations, with potential opportunities for special projects depending on the Intern’s skills.

8. Counseling Internships - Scotty’s House Counseling Services Internship provides supervised experience in trauma focused mental health treatment using numerous modalities such as play therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, family, group, art and animal assisted therapies. Under supervision, practicum students, counselor interns and doctoral students provide professional services. Students and interns receive weekly one on one supervision as well as peer review.

9. Virtual Volunteer Opportunities - From graphic design work to translating brochures and agency forms, Scotty’s House has several virtual volunteer opportunities available. These volunteer duties are flexible and allow you to work from home on your own schedule. For more information about our virtual volunteer opportunities, contact Melanie at mscarpace@scottyshouse.org.

10. Additional Volunteer Opportunities - If there is something you enjoy doing, (for example photography, scrapbooking, painting, drawing, etc.), please consider donating your talents to Scotty's House. We appreciate the time and unique skills of all our Volunteers, and we understand that not every person who is interested in volunteering for our agency has the time or ability to commit to weekday or weekend hours.

Give $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day FiveGive $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day Five

Give a Small Gift to Help Families in a BIG Way!

Give $10 to Scotty's House and ask ten of your friends to do the same. To make your $10 donation, just click the "Donate" link at the top of this webpage.

Statistics show that only 1 in 10 abused children ever tell a trusted adult. Here is one story of a child who found the courage to talk about the unimaginable. "Christa" came to Scotty’s House after her older brother sexually abused her. When her brother was made to leave the house, Christa’s sister “Lucy” became angry and the girls began to fight frequently. A Scotty’s House counselor helped Christa learn to deal with her anger and helped their mother find a therapist for Lucy too. Now Christa and Lucy have a relationship where they can enjoy each other and have fun again.

All across the Brazos Valley there are abused children just like “Christa” who are suffering. Wherever you look the need is growing, but so is the generosity of so many in our community.

Give $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day FourGive $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day Four

It’s day four of our Give $10, Tell 10 campaign. By giving just $10 and asking ten others in your circle of friends and family to do the same, you can raise $100 (or more!) to help abused children and their families in the Brazos Valley. To make your $10 donation, just click the "Donate" link at the top of this webpage. All proceeds from the Give $10, Tell 10 campaign will benefit the children served by Scotty’s House.

10 Fun Facts About the $10 Bill

1. The first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton is currently featured on the obverse of the bill, while the U.S. Treasury is featured on the reverse.

2. Hamilton is one of two non-presidents featured on currently issued U.S. bills. The other is Benjamin Franklin, on the $100 bill.

3. Hamilton is the only person featured on U.S. currency not born in the continental United States, as he was from the West Indies.

4. The source of the face on the $10 bill is John Trumbull’s 1805 portrait of Hamilton that belongs to the portrait collection of New York City Hall.

5. The $10 bill is the only U.S. paper currency in circulation in which the portrait faces to the left.

6. The first $10 bill was issued in 1860 as a Demand Note with a small portrait of Abraham Lincoln on the left side of the obverse and an allegorical figure representing art on the right.

7. The first modern anti-counterfeiting measures were introduced in 1990 with microscopic printing around Hamilton’s portrait and a plastic security strip on the left side of the bill.

8. Approximately 11 percent of all newly printed US banknotes are $10 bills.

9. The $10 bill has several nicknames, including: sawbuck, Hamilton, yellow, ten spot and x-note.

10. The “average life” of a $10 bill in circulation is 18 months before it is replaced due to wear.

Give $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day ThreeGive $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day Three

Update Your Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn Status to "Give $10, Tell 10"

Give $10 to Scotty's House and ask ten of your friends to do the same.

So far this year, Scotty's House has served more than 160 abused children. So many more are waiting and hoping that help is on the way.

Please give $10 and ask ten of your friends to join you. It's a small way to make a BIG difference for children in need in the Brazos Valley.

Follow the Give $10, Tell 10 campaign on Facebook and Twitter. Each day of the campaign we will have a new status update that you can share. Update your Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn status to help Scotty's House spread the word.

To make your $10 donation, just click the "Donate" link at the top of this webpage. Thank you for supporting Scotty's House and our mission to provide services to abused children and their families, which bring comfort in times of crisis and lay a foundation for a healthy future.

Give $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day TwoGive $10, Tell 10 Campaign - Day Two

It's day two of our Give $10, Tell 10 campaign. If you can, please consider donating $10 to Scotty's House and ask ten of your friends to do the same. Just click the "Donate" link at the top of this webpage to make your donation. Thank you for helping to make a difference in the lives of Brazos Valley's most vulnerable victims.

10 Powerful Reasons to “Give 10”

1. Each year, more than 40,000 children receive services from the 65 Child Advocacy Centers in Texas.

2. Of the total number of Texas children served by Child Advocacy Centers last year, 74% were involved in sexual abuse cases, 98% knew their perpetrator, and 27% were not old enough to attend kindergarten.

3. 70% of all sexual assault victims are children.

4. By joining together with 10 others in your circle of friends and family, and giving just $10 each, you can help change the future of an abused child.

5. Your giving will create a ripple effect that will spread through our community immediately.

6. You will help prevent child abuse.

7. You will help provide counseling to child victims of abuse.

8. It’s a small way to make a big difference in a child’s life!

9. Your gift to Scotty’s House is tax deductible.

10. It’s super easy. Just click the "Donate" link at the top of this webpage to make your donation.

Give $10, Tell 10 CampaignGive $10, Tell 10 Campaign

Give $10 to Scotty's House and ask ten of your friends to do the same. Make your donation by clicking the "Donate" link at the top of this webpage.

It’s a small way to make a tremendous difference right here in your community.

During the first ten days of August, Scotty’s House is asking community members to give $10 and tell ten others. Our Give 10, Tell 10 campaign is all about the power of community. By giving just $10 and asking ten others in your circle of friends and family to do the same, you can raise $100 (or more!) to help abused children and their families in the Brazos Valley.

All proceeds from the Scotty’s House Give $10, Tell 10 campaign will benefit the children served by Scotty’s House.

Thanks for joining us by Giving $10 and Telling 10. Be on the look out over the next ten days for email, Facebook and Twitter updates regarding our campaign.

Brazos County Adult Probation Office DonationBrazos County Adult Probation Office Donation

Scotty's House would like to thank the Brazos County Adult Probation Office for their recent donations of much needed items from our wish list, as well as a gift card and money! The Probation Office collected the items during National Probation and Parole Officers Week. Thank you for your generous donation!

Holiday ClosingHoliday Closing

Scotty's House will be closed on Thursday, July 4th for Independence Day. If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement agency.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

Painting With a Twist a HUGE Success!Painting With a Twist a HUGE Success!

Tuesday night's fundraiser at Painting With a Twist in College Station was a HUGE success! We had a blast and raised $630! Thanks to Kim (pictured here with Director of Programs, Shannon Hernandez) and her staff for making our night so wonderful!

Holiday ClosingHoliday Closing

Scotty's House will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement agency.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

Some Very Special Visitors!Some Very Special Visitors!

Scotty's House had a very special group of visitors recently! These young ladies, pictured here with Cary, our executive director, stopped by our center to deliver gift cards they had received at a party in celebration of three of the girls' birthdays. These young ladies attend a school that encourages them to give back to their community, and instead of having party guests bring presents, they asked them to bring gift cards to donate to Scotty's House. What an amazing group of young ladies!!! Thank you so much for thinking of the children and families at Scotty's House.

Make a Difference in a Child's Life! Become a Scotty's House Volunteer.Make a Difference in a Child's Life! Become a Scotty's House Volunteer.

Join our volunteer family and help make a difference in the lives of abused children in the Brazos Valley. Our next New Volunteer Orientation will be held in June. You must register for orientation to reserve your spot. To learn more about our volunteer program, email Melanie at mscarpace@scottyshouse.org.

Turn April Lunches Into Children's Laughter!Turn April Lunches Into Children's Laughter!

Did you see our April Lunches inset in yesterday's edition of The Eagle? As you know, April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we are asking that you "Turn April Lunches Into Children's Laughter!" Take a moment and consider: how much do you spend on lunch for a day, a week, or a month? Now consider what that money could do to improve the life of an abused child.
If you donated the amount you spent on four lunches to Scotty’s House, you could make a difference in the life of one of the thousands of children in the Brazos Valley who have been traumatized by physical and sexual abuse, neglect and exposure to violence.
Your generous contribution to Scotty’s House will help the nearly 350 children served each year to begin healing. So this month, send your lunch money to Scotty’s House and tell your colleagues why. Use the donation form below to help the healing begin and replace tears with laughter and smiles. No donation is too small and every penny works to give child abuse victims a brighter and more productive future.
Be sure to look for our inserts in newspapers in the following counties: Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington. If you would like to have a form emailed or faxed directly to you, please send a request to info@scottyshouse.org or call 979-703-8813.
To report possible child abuse, call 1-800-252-5400.

Skyler's Fashion ShowSkyler's Fashion Show

Scotty's House would like to thank Skyler for hosting an amazing fashion show for her 8th birthday party to benefit our agency and the children and families we serve. Along with an adorable invitation, we also received the following hand-written letter:
"Dear Scotty's House,
My name is Skyler, and my 8th birthday is coming. Instead of getting presents, I'm going to ask people for money to donate to you guys at Scotty's House. My friends are helping me put on a small fashion show for this. We would like to invite you to come. Sincerely, Skyler"
Thank you for inviting us, Skyler! We had a wonderful time!! And thank you so much for thinking of Scotty's House and for being such a wonderful, generous young lady. Happy Birthday! :)

2013 Armadillo Dash Check Presentation 2013 Armadillo Dash Check Presentation

On Thursday, April 11, 2013, Scotty's House was presented a check from the Armadillo Dash Board of Directors for $11,250 from proceeds from this year's half marathon and 5K! WOW! Scotty's House would like to thank all of the amazing Armadillo Dash board members, sponsors and participants for their continued support of our agency and the children and families we serve. Also honored at last night's event was Scotty's House Ambassador and Medical Volunteer, Meagan Cummings, for her amazing volunteer efforts during this year's event. You are awesome, Meagan!! Thank you!

2013 Child Abuse Prevention Month Events 2013 Child Abuse Prevention Month Events

April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this year Scotty’s House Child Advocacy Center will partner with local law enforcement and child service agencies to raise awareness of the serious problem of child abuse and neglect in our community. We have several events planned throughout the month of April.

Grimes County Blue Ribbon Tree
Tuesday, March 26th @ 11:00am
Scotty’s House, the Grimes County and District Attorneys’ Offices, the Department of Family and Protective Services (CPS), the Navasota Police Department, and the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Grimes County Courthouse Annex, located at 114 W. Buffington in Anderson, for the dedication of the Blue Ribbon Tree. Fifty four blue ribbons will be tied to branches of a tree in honor of the 54 confirmed child victims of abuse and neglect in Grimes County in 2012.

Brazos County Blue Ribbon Tree
Monday, April 1st @ 1:30pm
Scotty’s House, the Bryan Police Department, the College Station Police Department and the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, located at 1700 W. State Hwy 21 in Bryan, for the dedication of the Blue Ribbon Tree. One hundred thirty two blue ribbons will be tied to branches of a tree in honor of the 132 child victims of sexual abuse in Brazos County in 2012. A reception will follow in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office.

Pinwheel Garden
Tuesday, April 2nd @ TBD
Scotty’s House and Voices for Children (CASA), along with representatives from Kappa Alpha Theta, will “plant” the fourth annual Pinwheel Garden on the lawn at Prosperity Bank, located at 2807 S. Texas Ave. in Bryan. Eight hundred pinwheels will be planted in honor of the more than 800 child victims of abuse and neglect in the Brazos Valley in 2012. The Pinwheel Garden will remain planted during the month of April.

Burleson County Blue Ribbon Tree
Wednesday, April 3rd @ 10:30am
Scotty’s House, the Burleson County and District Attorneys’ Offices, the Department of Family and Protective Services (CPS), the Caldwell Police Department, the Somerville Police Department and the Burleson County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Burleson County Courthouse, located at 100 West Buck Street in Caldwell, for the dedication of the Blue Ribbon Tree. Forty one blue ribbons will be tied to branches of a tree in honor of the 41 child victims of abuse and neglect in Burleson County in 2012.

Leon County Blue Ribbon Tree
Thursday, April 4th @ 11am
Scotty’s House, the Leon County Child Welfare Board, the Leon County District Attorney’s Office, the Dept. of Family and Protective Services (CPS), and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Leon County Courthouse in Centerville for the dedication of the Blue Ribbon Tree. Sixty seven blue ribbons will be tied to branches of a tree in honor of the 67 confirmed child victims of abuse and neglect in Leon County in 2012.

Madison County Blue Ribbon Tree
Friday, April 5th @ 10:00am
Scotty’s House, the Madison County District Attorney’s Office, the Dept. of Family and Protective Services (CPS), the Madisonville Police Department, and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Madison County Courthouse, located at 101 W Main Street in Madisonville, for the dedication of the Blue Ribbon Tree. Forty eight blue ribbons will be tied to branches of a tree in honor of the 48 confirmed child victims of abuse and neglect in Madison County in 2012.

Washington County Blue Ribbon Tree
Monday, April 8th @ 11am
Scotty’s House, the Washington County and District Attorneys’ Offices, the Department of Family and Protective Services (CPS), the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and the Brenham Police Department will be at the Washington County Courthouse, located at 100 East Main Street in Brenham, for the dedication of the Blue Ribbon Tree. Sixty eight blue ribbons will be tied to branches of a tree in honor of the 68 confirmed child victims of abuse and neglect in Washington County in 2012.

Robertson County Blue Ribbon Tree
Wednesday, April 10th @ 11:00am
Scotty’s House, the Robertson County District Attorney’s Office, the Dept. of Family and Protective Services (CPS), the Bremond Police Department, Calvert Police Department, the Hearne Police Department, the Franklin Police Department and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Robertson County Courthouse in Franklin for the dedication of the Blue Ribbon Tree. Sixty eight blue ribbons will be tied to branches of a tree in honor of the 68 confirmed child victims of abuse and neglect in Robertson County in 2012.

28th Annual “Rock the CASA” 5k
Saturday, April 13th @ 9:30am
The Kappa Alpha Theta’s will hold their annual 5k with 100% of proceeds going to Scotty’s House and Voices for Children! The public is encouraged to run, walk, bike, play, rollerblade, etc. and help the Theta’s reach their goal. For more info, please visit http://www.theta5k.webs.com/

Go Blue for Kids Day
Wednesday, April 17th All Day
Wear blue jeans all day to show your support for victims of child abuse. Several local businesses will participate in this year’s event aimed at helping raise awareness of the problem of child abuse in our community, while at the same time helping to fund the Scotty’s House Multi-Disciplinary Team Scholarship Fund to send members to trainings for continued education in the field of child abuse investigations. With a minimum $5 donation, each participant will receive a blue Prevent Child Abuse bracelet.

Dog Tired of Child Abuse - 1st Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest
Saturday, April 20th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scotty’s House Child Advocacy Center and Voices for Children, Inc. CASA of Brazos Valley are teaming up to raise awareness and some funds for abused and neglected children in our community. “Dog Tired of Child Abuse” is a fun and family friendly event that allows youth in our community to be a voice for other children who need one. The event will be held at Pavilion B at Sue Haswell Park located at 1142 William J. Bryan Parkway in Bryan. Enter the contest or just come out and join the effort. Registration is open to anyone aged 5-17 years old with parental permission. All registrants will receive a goody bag with prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places in each age category. For information, contact Scotty’s House at 979-703-8813.

Library & Bookstore Displays
Month of April
Check our local libraries and bookstores for book displays highlighting happy families, healthy relationships and strategies to avoid child abuse and domestic violence. We also have agency brochures and information available at the displays.

Thank you, Nathan!Thank you, Nathan!

Eight year-old Nathan Davis, pictured here with Financial Manager Dagmar Jones, stopped by Scotty's House to make a very special donation. You see, for the past two years, Nathan has asked that instead of giving him gifts at his birthday parties, that friends and family bring items that he can donate to local charities. This year, for his 8th birthday, he asked everyone to bring a donation for Scotty's House. Nathan told his mother, Lynn, "Mom, I hope that all these paints and stuff will help the kids have fun when they are visiting Scotty's House." Nathan, you are an AMAZING young man and we appreciate your generosity. Thank you, Nathan.

Meet Our Newest Volunteers!Meet Our Newest Volunteers!

On Friday, February 8th, we welcomed eight new Family Care Volunteers to our team! They are (l-r) Sarah Fraleigh, Elise York, Addison Reagan, Aubrey Hildebrandt, Victoria Henderson, Yasmin Brown (Counseling Intern), Jenni Blaase (Program Intern) & Amber Simek (Counseling Intern - Not Pictured).
Also joining our Volunteer family are Megan Fleming (Ambassador/Special Events Volunteer), Katrina Horn (Ambassador/Special Events Volunteer), Sherry Krajicek (Medical Volunteer), Jennifer Moberly (Medical Volunteer), Margie Olivarez (Medical Volunteer) & Talya Pine (Medical Volunteer).
Thank you to our amazing Volunteers!!!

St. Joseph's Catholic School Blanket DriveSt. Joseph's Catholic School Blanket Drive

Jim Rike of St. Joseph's Catholic School's Secondary Campus (pictured here with Interim Director Shannon Hernandez) delivered a HUGE donation of much needed blankets for our medical facility. We are so thankful for the students of St. Joseph's and their hard work on this blanket drive. Thank you!!

Thank you Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus!Thank you Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus!

On Thursday, January 31st, TACVB Chair Shannon Overby, from the Bryan/College Station CVB, presented Interim Executive Director Shannon Hernandez with a check for $400 and a generous donation of stuffed animals. The TACVB held its MidWinter Education Conference at the College Station Hilton January 29th - 31st.

MLK Day ClosingMLK Day Closing

Our offices will be closed Monday, January 21st, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

7th Annual Armadillo Dash7th Annual Armadillo Dash

Mark Your Calendars! The 7th Annual Armadillo Dash is Sunday, March 3rd. Proceeds from the Armadillo Dash benefit children's charities in the Brazos Valley, including Scotty's House. For more information, visit www.armadillodash.com.

CrossFit979 Burpee Contest a HUGE Success!!CrossFit979 Burpee Contest a HUGE Success!!

Daren Endsley of CrossFit 979 (pictured here with Interim Director Shannon Hernandez) stopped by with a check for over $8,000 from the Burpee Contest his gym held to benefit Scotty's House. Special thanks to Oldham Goodwin Group, LLC for matching the funds raised from the contest!! THANK YOU!!!!

Los Carnales Motorcycle Club Toy DonationLos Carnales Motorcycle Club Toy Donation

On Saturday, December 1st, The Brazos Valley Chapter of the Los Carnales Motorcycle Club delivered Christmas toys and clothes for our child clients!! We want to thank this amazing group of men and women for helping make Christmas special for our kiddos. THANK YOU!!

Thank you, Still Creek Ranch!!Thank you, Still Creek Ranch!!

Scotty's House would like to thank these amazing kiddos from Still Creek Ranch for their generous donation of Christmas gifts for our families! This group collects cans throughout the year, then uses the money from selling the cans to purchase much-needed gifts for the children and families here at Scotty's House. Thank you so much!! :)

Thanks to Grub Burger Bar for Supporting our MDT!Thanks to Grub Burger Bar for Supporting our MDT!

Scotty's House would like to thank Grub Burger Bar in Colleg Station for hosting a Beer Tasting Menu on Tuesday, December 4th, to raise money for our MDT Fundraising Committee. The staff at Grub has been amazing and we appreciate their incredible support. All proceeds from Tuesday's event will benefit our Multi-Disciplinary Team Scholarship Fund to send members to trainings for continued education in the field of child abuse investigations. Thanks Grub!

A HUGE Holiday Thank You!!!A HUGE Holiday Thank You!!!

Scotty’s House would like to thank all the AMAZING people who helped make our first annual Jingle and Mingle Holiday event such a HUGE success. Special thanks to the Planning Committee, John Godfrey & Construction, Keith Ellis and Ellis Custom Homes, Allen King and The Landscape Design Group, Kathy & Gene Joyce & Audio-Video Systems, Julia & David Gardner and David Gardner's Jewelers, all sponsors and underwriters, attendees, The Ultimate Gift Raffle Ticket buyers, What's In the Box and Pick Your Present items donors and buyers, local business vendors, the Armadillo Dash team, Kappa Alpha Theta volunteers, Letty Benning & other Scotty’s House volunteers, RDM Audio, Larry Hodges & Copy Corner, Katie Fox Marketing & Design, Barron Hobbs, Renee' Turner & The Hilton, Scotty's House Board and donors who couldn't attend but were with us in spirit. See you again next year!!

Holiday ClosingHoliday Closing

Scotty's House will be closed Thursday, November 22nd & Friday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving. If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement agency.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

THANK YOU THETAS!!!!THANK YOU THETAS!!!!

Scotty's House would like to thank the AMAZING ladies of KAPPA ALPHA THETA for hosting the 3rd Annual Theta Fiesta on Friday, October 19th. The Thetas did an AWESOME job and raised TONS of money for Scotty's House!! THANK YOU, THETAS!!!!!!!

Labor Day ClosingLabor Day Closing

Scotty's House will be closed on Monday, September 3rd, for Labor Day.
If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement agency.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

Stewards of Children ProgramStewards of Children Program

On Thursday, July 19th, Scotty's House welcomed more than 25 concerned Brazos Valley citizens to the Stewards of Children program presented by Prevention Volunteer Annette Kirk. Stewards of Children/Darkness to Light is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse by shifting the responsibility from children to adults. This is accomplished through an award winning media campaign which raises public awareness and directs adults to educational tools that will educate them on how to prevent, recognize and respond to sexual child abuse and motivate them to courageous action. If you are interested in attending future presentations, or if you would like to request a free presentation for your office or agency, please call Scotty's House at 979-703-8813.

Blue Knights Check PresentationBlue Knights Check Presentation

On Monday, July 9th, the Brazos Valley Chapter of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Texas Chapter XXIV, presented Scotty's House with a check for $1,000. The funds were raised through a three-month pistol raffle. Scotty's House would like to thank the members of the Blue Knights for their incredible donation. THANK YOU!!
*Photo courtesy of The Navasota Examiner.

Holiday Closing Holiday Closing

Scotty's House will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th for Independence Day. If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement agency.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

Darkness to Light ProgramDarkness to Light Program

Darkness to Light is a non-profit group devoted to educating adults about the prevalence of child sexual abuse and ways to combat it. It is the mission of Darkness to Light to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse. The Darkness to Light programs raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse. If your group or organization is interested in the Darkness to Light program, please contact Linda Patton at lpatton@scottyshouse.org or 979-703-8813, ext. 113.

Holiday ClosingHoliday Closing

Scotty's House will be closed on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day. If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement agency.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!!!WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!!!

It's National Volunteer Appreciation Week and the staff at Scotty's House would like to say THANK YOU to our amazing, dedicated Volunteers!!! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!!!!

Meet Our Newest FC Volunteers!Meet Our Newest FC Volunteers!

Meet our newest Family Care Volunteers! On Friday, March 23rd, we welcomed 11 new FC Volunteers to our family. They are (in alphabetical order): Monica Ball, Catherine Champlin, Lauren Fulcher, Morgan Fuller, JJ Gossett, Kim Higginbotham, Madeleine Kilgore, Jordan Peoples, Amanda Soza, Elise Watson and Amy Wier. Also pictured is Samantha Iacoponelli. And YES, those *are* Cake Junkie Cupcakes they are holding!! :)

2012 Child Abuse Prevention Month2012 Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this year Scotty’s House Child Advocacy Center will partner with local law enforcement and child service agencies to raise awareness of the serious problem of child abuse and neglect in our community. We have several events planned throughout the month of April.

Grimes County Blue Ribbon Tree
Tuesday, March 27th @ 11:00am
Scotty’s House, Grimes County and District Attorneys’ Offices, the Department of Family and Protective Services (CPS), the Navasota Police Department, and the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Grimes County Courthouse Annex at 114 W. Buffington in Anderson, for the dedication of the Blue Ribbon Tree. 55 blue ribbons will be tied to branches of a tree in honor of the 55 confirmed child victims of abuse and neglect in Grimes County in 2011.

Leon County Blue Ribbon Tree
Friday, March 30th @ 10:00am
Scotty’s House, the Leon County District Attorney’s Office, the Dept. of Family and Protective Services (CPS), and Leon County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Leon County Courthouse in Centerville for the dedication of the Blue Ribbon Tree. 49 blue ribbons will be tied to branches of a tree in honor of the 49 confirmed child victims of abuse and neglect in Leon County in 2011.

27th Annual “Rock the CASA” 5k
Saturday, March 31st @ 9:00am
The Kappa Alpha Theta’s will hold their annual 5k with 100% of proceeds going to Scotty’s House and Voices for Children! The public is encouraged to run, walk, bike, play, rollerblade, etc. and help the Theta’s reach their goal. For more info, please visit http://theta5k.webs.com/

3rd Annual Downtown Bryan Street and Art Fair
Saturday, March 31st 10:00am – 6:00pm
Scotty’s House will host a kids’ craft booth at the 3rd Annual Downtown Bryan Street and Art Fair. There will be other arts & crafts booths available at the event for children, as well as information booths from local agencies. The event will be held on W. 26th Street in Bryan.

Pinwheel Garden
Tuesday, April 3rd @ 9:00am
Scotty’s House and Voices for Children (CASA), along with representatives from Kappa Alpha Theta, will “plant” the third annual Pinwheel Garden on the lawn at Prosperity Bank, located at 2807 S. Texas Ave. in Bryan. 800 pinwheels will be planted in honor of the more than 800 child victims of abuse and neglect in the Brazos Valley in 2011. The Pinwheel Garden will remain planted during the month of April.

CPS Child Abuse Awareness Month Kick-Off Event
Tuesday, April 3rd 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Scotty’s House will participate in the CPS Child Abuse Awareness Month Kick-Off Event in the parking lot of Sam’s Club in College Station. There will be several agency booths and activities for children.

Brazos County Blue Ribbon Tree
Wednesday, April 4th @ 3:00pm
Scotty’s House, the Bryan Police Department, the College Station Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office will be at the Bryan Police Department, at 303 East 29th Street, for the dedication of the Blue Ribbon Tree. 126 blue ribbons will be tied to branches of a tree in honor of the 126 child victims of sexual abuse in Brazos County in 2011. A reception will follow in the lobby of the police department.

Robertson County Blue Ribbon Tree
Thursday, April 5th @ 10:00am
Scotty’s House, the Robertson County District Attorney’s Office, the Dept. of Family and Protective Services (CPS), the Bremond Police Department, Calvert Police Department, the Hearne Police Department, the Franklin Police Department and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Robertson County Courthouse in Franklin for the dedication of the Blue Ribbon Tree. 94 blue ribbons will be tied to branches of a tree in honor of the 94 confirmed child victims of abuse and neglect in Robertson County in 2011.

February Volunteer Orienation a HUGE Success!!February Volunteer Orienation a HUGE Success!!

On Friday, February 24th, Scotty's House welcomed 41 new Volunteers to its team! Wow!
This was by far the biggest Volunteer Orientation to date. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer with Scotty's House, please email mscarpace@scottyshouse.org for more information. Our next New Volunteer Orientation will be held in March.

Upcoming Trainings for Mental Health ProfessionalsUpcoming Trainings for Mental Health Professionals

March 30, 2012 8:00 am until 5:00 pm
Working with Sexually Abused Children in Play Therapy

Contact Alisa McDonald at 979-703-8813 ext. 112 or amcdonald@scottyshouse.org for registration information.

MLK Day ClosingMLK Day Closing

Our offices will be closed Monday, January 16th, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

Holiday HoursHoliday Hours

Our offices will be closed Monday, January 2nd, for the New Year holiday. If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Holiday HoursHoliday Hours

Our offices will be closed Friday, December 23rd through Monday, December 26th. If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

Happy Holidays!!

Centerville ISD Students Visit Scotty's HouseCenterville ISD Students Visit Scotty's House

Students from Centerville ISD, along with their teacher, Shelley Payne, visited Scotty's House on Thursday, December 8th to drop off donations of toys and supplies for our kiddos. We want to thank this great group of kids for supporting Scotty's House. Thanks guys!

Annual MDT Christmas PartyAnnual MDT Christmas Party

On Thursday, December 8th, Scotty's House held its annual MDT Christmas Party. Multi-Disciplinary Team Meetings are held regularly with representatives from each agency involved in child abuse investigations to review each case. Every case is followed through to final deposition. This communication and coordination increases the number of cases that can be successfully resolved. Scotty's House would like to thank its MDT for another successful year.

TAMU Society of Petroleum Engineers Toy DonationsTAMU Society of Petroleum Engineers Toy Donations

Representatives from the Texas A&M Society of Petroleum Engineers dropped off tons of toys from their toy drive for Scotty's House. We want to say a special THANK YOU to this amazing group of students - they have done so much for our agency and the kiddos we serve. THANK YOU!

Volunteer Holiday PartyVolunteer Holiday Party

Scotty's House staff and volunteers celebrated the season at our annual Volunteer Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. We would like to thank our amazing team of volunteers for all of the incredible work they do for our agency and kiddos. Thanks so much!!

Vote for Our Tree at the Forsyth Gallery!Vote for Our Tree at the Forsyth Gallery!

Scotty's House is once again participating in the MSC Forsyth Gallery’s Annual Community Trim-A-Tree Project. The theme for our tree is "A World of Pure Imagination" and it is decorated in the spirit of Willy Wonka. You can vote by ballot at the MSC Forsyth Gallery, located at 110 N. Main Street in Bryan, or by donating canned goods (there is no limit to how many) under our tree. Thanks for your support!! Voting Begins Friday, November 18th, in conjunction with the annual Lights On! Celebration in Downtown Bryan.
Visit the Forsyth's website at http://forsyth.tamu.edu/ for more information. Happy Holidays!

Meet Our New Family Care Volunteers!!Meet Our New Family Care Volunteers!!

On Wednesday, October 19th, Scotty's House welcomed 7 new Family Care Volunteers to its team! Pictured are: Hala Mouneimne, Tracy Parks, Anna Antony, Sarah Garcia, Kimberly Borges, Anna Lachner & Laura Terrell. And yes, those ARE Cake Junkie Cupcakes they are holding. :) Welcome aboard ladies!!!!!! We are honored to have you in our Volunteer Family!

Join Our Volunteer Family!Join Our Volunteer Family!

Family Care Training starts October 5th! Join our Volunteer Family and help make a difference in the lives of abused children in the Brazos Valley. To learn more about our Family Care Volunteer program, email Melanie at mscarpace@scottyshouse.org.
Family Care Training:
Wednesday, October 5th, 1-4pm
Wednesday, October 12th, 1-4pm
Wednesday, October 19th, 1-4pm

Our Clients LOVE Our New MuralsOur Clients LOVE Our New Murals

This month, local artist J. Vincent Scarpace completed work on murals he created for the forensic wing of our new facility. The murals have been a HUGE hit with our clients! We want to help make our child clients feel welcomed and comfortable when they come to Scotty's House, and the murals are a great way to help the kiddos relax and feel at ease. For more photos of our murals, please check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/scottyshouse or just click the Facebook icon in the upper left corner of this page.

Scotty's House Hosts the Aggie Theta'sScotty's House Hosts the Aggie Theta's

On Wednesday, August 17th, the Aggie Theta's held their chapter meeting here at Scotty's House. Scotty's House took the opportunity to honor the sorority for its amazing support of Scotty's House throughout the years. Brazos County Sheriff and Scotty's House Board President Chris Kirk presented the group with an original work of art created by local artist J Vincent Scarpace as a thank you for its continued support.

Medical Volunteer Program Welcomes New MembersMedical Volunteer Program Welcomes New Members

Scotty's House is proud to announce our newest Medical Volunteers! Welcome aboard Austin Adair, Jamie Atkison, Kent Cochran, Emily Fischer and Nikki Kulesza!!!!
Medical Volunteers are responsible for assisting Scotty’s House Medical staff during forensic medical exams. For more information on this program, please contact Melanie at mscarpace@scottyshouse.org.

Meet Our New Ambassadors!Meet Our New Ambassadors!

On Saturday, July 23rd, Scotty's House welcomed 8 new Ambassadors to its team! Pictured are Amanda Soza, Ashley Koster, Gloria Galvan, Alicia Bush, Amelia Bush, Natalie Mulvey, Brian Reeves and Hala Mouneimne. Also pictured is Pct. 3 Constable Rick Starnes. Welcome aboard!!

Thanks EWB!!Thanks EWB!!

On Wednesday, June 29th, representatives from Engineers Without Borders (EWB) delivered and repaired our playground from our previous building. We want to thank EWB for all of their hard work - the kiddos love the playset!!

Snoball - Give together.  Change lives.Snoball - Give together. Change lives.

Create your own way of giving. Rules can be based on social media, sports, or create your own. Imagination is your only limitation. Now it's easier, and more enjoyable than ever, to help support Scotty's House. Visit Snoball for more information - they even have a nifty video that explains it all. So, join the fun. We'll see you there! :)

https://snoball.com/

Thank You Emily & AJ Whiz!!!!!Thank You Emily & AJ Whiz!!!!!

We want to say a special THANK YOU to Emily & AJ Whiz for donating 25% of their sales from their Lemonade Stand to Scotty's House! You guys are AWESOME!!

You Could Win a 50You Could Win a 50" HD TV for Only $5!

You could win a 50" HD TV for only $5!!! Raffle tickets are on sale now at Audio Video, C&J's Barbeque, Schlotzsky's, Fast Signs, the Village Downtown and more locations are coming soon! For more information on the HD TV and other raffle items, visit www.audiovideobcs.com. Hurry, the raffle drawing is on May 18th at 11:30am at C&J's Barbeque in Bryan.

Child Abuse Prevention Month Calendar of EventsChild Abuse Prevention Month Calendar of Events

April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this year Scotty’s House Child Advocacy Center will partner with local law enforcement and child service agencies to raise awareness of the serious problem of child abuse and neglect in our community. We have several events planned throughout the month of April.

Pinwheel Garden
Wednesday, March 30th @ 9:30am
Scotty’s House and Voices for Children (CASA) staff and volunteers will “plant” the second annual Pinwheel Garden on the lawn at 4301 S. Texas Ave. in Bryan. 800 pinwheels will be planted in honor of the more than 800 child victims of abuse and neglect in the Brazos Valley in 2010.

Blue Ribbon Tree
Thursday, March 31st @ 1:30pm
Scotty’s House, the College Station Police Department, the Bryan Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office will be at the College Station Police Department, at 2611 S. Texas Ave., for the dedication of the Blue Ribbon Tree. 200 blue ribbons will be tied to branches of a tree in memory of the 200 children involved in abuse investigations through Scotty’s House last year in Brazos County alone.

Healing HeARTS
Friday, April 1st
In conjunction with the Downtown Bryan Art Step and First Friday events, the MSC Forsyth Gallery of Texas A&M University will host an exhibit of artworks created by child clients during therapy sessions at Scotty’s House. The exhibit will showcase the therapy services provided by Scotty’s House to abused children and their families and serves as a snapshot of the journey these children take on their path toward healing. This will be a six week exhibit. The Forsyth Gallery is located at 110 N. Main St. in Bryan.

Robertson County Blue Ribbon Tree
Monday, April 4th
Scotty’s House and the Robertson County District Attorney’s Office will dedicate a tree on the Robertson County Courthouse Lawn in honor of the child victims of abuse and neglect in 2010.

Candlelight Vigil
Tuesday, April 12th
The Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC), Voices for Children (CASA) and Scotty’s House will host the annual Candlelight Vigil in honor of all victims of sexual violence. The vigil is held in conjunction with the 5th Annual Every Victim Every Time Conference, and will take place at the A&M Church of Christ at 2475 Earl Rudder Freeway South in College Station at 5:30pm.

26th Annual “Rock the CASA” 5k
Saturday, April 16th @ 9:30am
The Kappa Alpha Theta’s will hold their annual 5k with 100% of proceeds going to Scotty’s House and Voices for Children! The public is encouraged to run, walk, bike, play, rollerblade, etc. and help the Theta’s reach their goal of $40,000. While there, you can also bid on a few amazing items in their Silent Auction. For more info, please visit http://theta5k.webs.com/

Downtown Bryan Street Art Fair
Saturday, April 16th 10:00am – 4:00pm
Scotty’s House will partner with the Children’s Museum to bring a Kids’ Area to the 2nd Annual Street Art Fair. There will be arts & crafts booths at the event for children, as well as information booths from local agencies. The event will be held at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church parking lot at 217 W. 26th Street in Bryan. The fair is free of charge and open to the public.

Scotty’s House will also have display tables at local public libraries with books highlighting happy families, healthy relationships and strategies to avoid child abuse and domestic violence. There will be informational material on our services available as well.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, it is your responsibility to make a report to the Texas Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400.

Join Us at St. Andrew's Spring Festival!Join Us at St. Andrew's Spring Festival!

We will be at the first annual St. Andrew’s Spring Festival this Saturday, March 5th, from 11am to 3pm. This year's event, Growing Hope for the Community, will be held at the St. Andrew’s parking lot, located at 217 W. 26th Street in Bryan. Event admission is free, and there is no charge for the games and crafts.
For more info, visit www.standrewsbcs.org. See you there!

Check Out This Spring Cleaning Special!!Check Out This Spring Cleaning Special!!

Lavco Air Conditioning & Heating is donating $3 from each Spring Special to Scotty's House! Be sure to share this with your friends and family. THANKS LAVCO!
Visit www.lavco.com for more information.

A Special Thank You!!!A Special Thank You!!!

We want to thank The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Ladies' Group for making these beautiful Goody Bags! The bags are for our clients who receive forensic medical exams at our facility. Thank you!!!

Volunteer Training Starts February 10th!!Volunteer Training Starts February 10th!!

Make a difference in the lives of abused children! Join our Volunteer Family today!! Scotty's House will hold a Family Care Volunteer Training beginning February 10th. Family Care Volunteers welcome clients and their families to Scotty's House. These Volunteers appropriately interact with families to provide comfort and support while maintaining client confidentiality. Family Care Volunteers provide supervision for clients of Scotty's House in a fun, child-friendly setting. In addition, Family Care Volunteers may also provide supervision for clients at counseling sessions, as well as play therapy support for our counselors. These Volunteers must be available during the week, usually between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm. Family Care Volunteers are required to complete an interview process and training prior to participating in this program. All Volunteers must submit to criminal and CPS background checks.
For more information on this Volunteer Opportunity, please email Melanie at mscarpace@scottyshouse.org. You can also reach us by phone at 979-703-8813, extension 109.

Register Now for the 5th Annual Armadillo Dash!Register Now for the 5th Annual Armadillo Dash!

Spread the word... the 5th Annual Armadillo Dash 1/2 Marathon & 5K is Sunday, March 6, 2011! Please visit www.armadillodash.com to register or for more info. The Armadillo Dash benefits Scotty's House, Still Creek Ranch, Boys & Girls Clubs of Brazos Valley and the Brazos Valley Food Bank BackPack Program.

Help Scotty's House at iGive Everytime You Shop!Help Scotty's House at iGive Everytime You Shop!

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Holiday HoursHoliday Hours

Scotty’s House will be closed Friday, December 24th through Monday, December 27th and Friday, December 31st.
If you have an emergency, please call your local law enforcement.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-252-5400.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

VOTE FOR OUR TREE!!VOTE FOR OUR TREE!!

Scotty's House is participating in the MSC Forsyth Gallery’s Community Trim-A-Tree Project. The theme for our tree is "Restoring the Magic of Childhood" and it is decorated with vintage/retro ornaments. You can vote via the MSC Forsyth Art Facebook page (click "like" on our tree to vote), cast your ballot at the MSC Forsyth Gallery or by donating canned goods (there is no limit to how many) under our tree. Thanks for your support!!

We Have A New Logo!We Have A New Logo!

Next month, Scotty's House will celebrate 15 years of service to the children and families in our community. We are very happy to introduce this new logo, in anticipation of the dedication of our new, state-of-the-art facility in December.

Burleson County Health FairBurleson County Health Fair

On Thursday, October 28th, Scotty's House participated in the 4th Annual St. Joseph's Health Fair for Burleson County. The event took place at the Caldwell Civic Center. Hundreds of visitors filled the center to learn more about local health and service agencies in their community. We would like to thank our awesome Volunteer, J'wan P., for making our booth such a huge success. Look for us again next year!!!

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!

Introduction to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Saturday, October 30, 2010
10:00 am until 3:00 pm
Lunch and CEU’s provided
Portion of the proceeds to benefit Scotty’s House Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Program
For more information and registration, log on to www.indianoakseas.com and click on the “training” tab, or contact Alisa McDonald at 979-219-2217

Our New Website is Now LIVE!Our New Website is Now LIVE!

After months of planning, our new website is complete! We would like to thank Matt Purcell of Purcell Web Development for his wonderful talent, incredible patience and awesome generosity that helped make this site possible.
We will update our site weekly, so be sure to bookmark this page and visit us again!
** If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, it is your responsibility to make a report to the Texas Child Abuse Hotline at 1.800.252.5400. **

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