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Article Highlight: Team to Combat Sex Trafficking

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Read Hill Country Community Journal‘s article about the launch of the Kerr County Care Coordination Team. HCCC’s Executive Director, Brent Ives, joins multiple members of our community and service officials to form a coordinated response to identify child victims of sex trafficking, providing a rapid response to assist them. Read more…

Article Highlight: Team to Combat Sex Trafficking

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Read Hill Country Community Journal‘s article about the launch of the Kerr County Care Coordination Team. HCCC’s Executive Director, Brent Ives, joins multiple members of our community and service officials to form a coordinated response to identify child victims of sex trafficking, providing a rapid response to assist them. Read more…

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THANK YOU, KERRVILLE COMMUNITY!

To kick off what will be an ongoing support effort, Kerr County Democrats presented kitchen/household supplies, gift cards and special Christmas “pamper” baskets to Hill Country Crisis Council’s director Brent Ives for use by the women who are transitioning from the HCCC Shelter to their new homes. 

From left: Tony and Lynette Wedig. Marianne Collins, shelter advocate. Maggie Porras, creator of the pamper baskets. Brent Ives, Executive Director. Carolyn Dreyer, Dem liaison with HCCC. Jackie Porras-Morales. 

hill country crisis council donation

THANK YOU, KERRVILLE COMMUNITY!

To kick off what will be an ongoing support effort, Kerr County Democrats presented kitchen/household supplies, gift cards and special Christmas “pamper” baskets to Hill Country Crisis Council’s director Brent Ives for use by the women who are transitioning from the HCCC Shelter to their new homes. 

From left: Tony and Lynette Wedig. Marianne Collins, shelter advocate. Maggie Porras, creator of the pamper baskets. Brent Ives, Executive Director. Carolyn Dreyer, Dem liaison with HCCC. Jackie Porras-Morales. 

THANK YOU, CAROL TWISS AND LOWE'S!

Our emergency shelter’s dryer stopped working, and Carol came in to save the day. She called Lowe’s, and they donated one to our organization. Plus, Ingram Police Department came to help unload and install it!

THANK YOU, CAROL TWISS AND LOWE'S!

Our emergency shelter’s dryer stopped working, and Carol came in to save the day. She called Lowe’s, and they donated one to our organization. Plus, Ingram Police Department came to help unload and install it!

THANK YOU, TEXAS HILL COUNTRY ADVISORS!

Texas Hill Country Advisors stopped by today with a check for us! Andrew Gay and Gilberto Paiz are great supporters of HCCC and the community. We appreciate you!

THANK YOU, TEXAS HILL COUNTRY ADVISORS!

Texas Hill Country Advisors stopped by today with a check for us! Andrew Gay and Gilberto Paiz are great supporters of HCCC and the community. We appreciate you!

THANK YOU, KERRVILLE POLICE DEPT.!

Our emergency shelter was given a fridge and needed help getting it down the stairs to the pantry. Kerrville Police Department was quick to step in and help us out. Thank you KPD for always coming to our aid when we need you!

THANK YOU, KERRVILLE POLICE DEPT.!

Our emergency shelter was given a fridge and needed help getting it down the stairs to the pantry. Kerrville Police Department was quick to step in and help us out. Thank you KPD for always coming to our aid when we need you!

Press Release Statement

Kerr County & The Office of the Governor's Child Sex Trafficking Team is proud to announce the official launch of the Kerr County Care Coordination Team that serves children that have been exploited and at-risk youth.

KERRVILLE, TEXAS- Kerr County has recognized there is a need to respond to child sexual exploitation cases in the Hill Country and we have partnered with local non-profits and several community-serving agencies along with The Office of the Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team to assess victimization among our community and help at-risk and exploited children. 

The mission of Kerr County Care Coordination Team is to collaborate with community partners and provide a trauma-informed response to victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth and provide services for short or long-term needs that include shelter, trauma focused counseling, medical services, and legal assistance. We are committed to providing support to victims and their families during these challenging times by providing them with protection, restoration, and justice.  

Through our community and public support, we plan to spread awareness and educate our community about child exploitation and how to preserve and protect the youth of Kerr County.  

The Kerr Coordination Team consists of Hill Country Crisis Council, Ingram Police Department, Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, Kerrville Police Department, Kerr County Juvenile Probation Department, BCFS Common Thread, K’Star Youth & Family Services, Peterson Regional Medical Center, 198th District Attorney’s Office, 216th District Attorney’s Office, Department of Family and Protective Services (Investigations, Special Investigations, Child Protective Services, Child Care Investigations), Hill Country CASA, Department of Public Safety, Kerrville Fire/EMS, Starlite Recovery Center, Ingram ISD Police Department, and Roy Maas Youth Alternatives.  

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87th Legislative Session News!

It’s official, the SAPCS budget will in face receive the $4.7 million dollar increase TAASA advocated for!

Hill Country Crisis Council thanks Senator Dawn Buckingham for supporting the children of Bandera, Gillespie, and Kerr Counties during the 87th Legislative Session! 

Dawn Buckingham / #childadvocacycenter / #childabuseawareness / #kap / #hccc

KAP Staff

Our Kids’ Advocacy Place staff proudly wearing blue, the official color of prevention, to show their support for children and to help increase awareness and prevention of child abuse in our community.  #Goblueday #childabuseawarenessmonth

Alma Hanauer

Alma Hanauer has been a shining star at HCCC for 16 years. Alma is a passionate advocate for victim’s rights and always finds a way to get the job done. Whether it is assistance with a protective order, court accompaniment, hospital call, or finding resources, Alma can be  counted on to complete the task with grace, compassion and respect. This recipe empowers survivors to find the strength within themselves to  continue the growth that Alma has helped them begin. Alma is a blessing to HCCC. Alma is this year’s recipient of the Texas Council on  Family Violence STAR Advocate award! Thank you Alma, for everything you do!