Our Mission

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo and Starr Counties was established in June of 2000 when a local two-year old’s life ended tragically as a result of abuse.  It is part of a much larger network of centers across the United States that are committed to protecting children from abuse and neglect. The National Children’s Advocacy Center has been a beacon of hope for countless victims of abuse since its founding in Huntsville, Alabama in 1985 by then District Attorney, Robert E. “Bud” Cramer.

As board members of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo and Starr Counties, our mission is to bring HOPE, HEALING, and JUSTICE to victims of child sexual abuse and child sex trafficking. With the help of community partners, donors, and corporate sponsors, we can give victims of child abuse hope for a bright future.

Rosita Resmondo

Rosita Resmondo

Interim Executive Director

Meet The Board of Directors

Rick Guerrero

Rick Guerrero

President

Jennifer Szutz

Jennifer Szutz

Vice President

Will Lowry

Will Lowry

Treasurer

Dr. Danielle Fox

Dr. Danielle Fox

Secretary

Tina Martin

Tina Martin

Past President

Providence Boneta

Providence Boneta

Board Member

Lorena Castillo

Lorena Castillo

Board Member

Belinda Escaname

Belinda Escaname

Board Member

Jessica Galloso

Jessica Galloso

Board Member

Sheriff J.E. "Eddie" Guerra

Sheriff J.E. "Eddie" Guerra

Board Member

Carol Hudsonpillar

Carol Hudsonpillar

Board Member

Dr. Carolina Huerta

Dr. Carolina Huerta

Board Member

Amira Kalifa

Amira Kalifa

Board Member

Terry Palacios, Hidalgo County D.A.

Terry Palacios, Hidalgo County D.A.

Board Member

Karina Pena

Karina Pena

Board Member

Gocho Ramirez, Starr County D.A.

Gocho Ramirez, Starr County D.A.

Board Member

Alex Velasco

Alex Velasco

Board Member

Maria Elena Sulemana

Maria Elena Sulemana

Board Member

Miguel Villareal

Miguel Villareal

Board Member

Together we can stop the cycle of abuse.

Breaking the cycle of abuse requires a collective effort involving individuals, families, communities, and institutions. By raising awareness, providing support to survivors, educating communities, and holding perpetrators accountable, we can create a safer and more compassionate society where abuse has no place. Together, we can stop the cycle of abuse and build a future based on respect, empathy, and equality.