July 2020

In June, 83 children spent time in our Activity Center. Additionally, our Therapy Department provided 998 services to 289 clients and family members via tele-health services , our Forensic Interviewers conducted 85 interviews, and the Family Advocacy & Support Services Department provided 942 services to 326 clients.
While the school year ahead may be clouded with uncertainty, we do know one thing for sure. No matter what type of classroom setting children will be presented with come fall, they are very much in need of supplies and resources to set them up for a successful year of learning, and this year, the need is greater than ever before.

You have until August 7th to help a child prepare for the coming school year! Remember, a single $30 donation provides school supplies for a child and helps to ensure they start the school year off ready to learn.

To donate via text, text SCHOOL to 214.307.9804.

We read it in the headlines each day, how the pandemic continues to impact the people of our community. What frightens us, are those you don't hear about, the ones who suffer in silence.

Not every child has a safe place to call home, and all across Collin County, children are suffering behind closed doors. We anticipate a significant spike in our services in the coming months and your support is needed more than ever.

The event will look different this year, but we ride on!

Sunday, October 25th 2020

Stay tuned as we make plans for this upcoming event!
How our programs have adapted during COVID-19

We are committed to providing the same quality of care to the children and families we serve while also working to keep everyone healthy. This has meant making a few changes to our programs. Please see below ways we have adapted during this crisis.
  • Masks worn by interviewers and offered to children.
  • Cleaning the interview and observation rooms after each visit.
  • Utilizing larger rooms for increased distance between the interviewer and child.
  • Conducting virtual forensic interviews as needed.
  • Reaching out to all clients to learn if there are any new needs in light of current events.
  • Identifying additional resources to meet the increase in needs for the families we serve.
  • Using masks and increased sanitation practices to continue serving clients coming to the center to start their healing process.
  • Created a virtual platform for any client with access to a smartphone or computer to continue receiving services from their home.
  • Clients without video conferencing access receive weekly phone sessions.
  • Creatively modified sessions to fit the virtual model while still providing the same quality of care.
Estell & Pope Families • Carolyn & Mark Speese • DADS Advisory Fund • Cathy & Richard Riccardi • B.B. Owen Trust • City-Wide Roofing • Cindy and Tom Heckard • Junior League of Collin County • St. Andrew United Methodist Church Seekers Class • Spark Tank