Kids in Preschool

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”

 

-Frederick Douglas 

In the state of Texas, over 80% of child abuse cases are due to neglect- a parent's inability to provide for a child’s basic needs. Many of these parents are living in poverty, lack adequate education and parenting skills, have experienced an unplanned pregnancy, or are battling an addiction. We believe that with the help of a loving community and adequate support, these problems can be overcome and families can be restored prior to DFPS intervention. We are proud to champion the work of these local organizations who provide opportunities for families to flourish. 

Upstream Partners

Agape Development prepares neighbors in the Third Ward to become Christ-following, independent, community leaders. 

 

Attack Poverty empowers people to attack poverty in their life and community by strengthening under-resourced communities through spiritual growth, education, revitalization, and basic needs.

 

Bridging For Tomorrow offers support to children and families by meeting urgent needs through a food pantry and meeting relational needs through support groups, counseling, ESL classes and parenting classes. 

Buckner Family Hope Centers are child-centered, family-focused places where families go to find hope, support, and empowerment in their community to reach their fullest, God-given potential. 

 

Clothed by Faith demonstrates God's love through the provision of gently used clothing to those in need. 

Children 4 Tomorrow strives to restore families to become mental and emotionally healthy, stop childhood trauma, and psychological abuse. Programming includes family assessments and diagnosis, court approved parenting classes, therapeutic supervised visitations and counseling. 

Gracewood Residential Care provides residential services for single moms, including mentoring, counseling, educational support, parenting and life skills, financial planning and referral to community resources. 

Humble Area Assistance Ministries helps community members in crisis by providing essential resources (basic needs, employment assistance, financial literacy, etc) to move them towards self-sufficiency. 

Life House Houston is a Christ-centered ministry ensuring life for unborn children by providing opportunities for housing, help, and hope for women during their pregnancy and beyond.

Parenting Help is a program offered through DePelchin Children's Center that works one-on-one with parents to provide support and parenting tools.  

Santa Maria Hostel is a residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment center providing comprehensive care for pregnant and parenting women and their children. 

Society of St. Stephen is a community outreach assistance ministry that provides food, clothing, and in some cases limited financial assistance (primarily with home utilities or medication) to persons living in specific zip codes. Please visit their website for service area information. 

The Source is a full-service women’s health clinic empowering women with better choices. Services include education, material assistance, Medicaid verification, options counseling & mentoring, pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, professional counseling, STI/STD testing/treatment, and

Well-Woman Exams.

The WorkFaith Connection provides faith-based training and coaching for anyone who desires long-term employment.