1987-2020

Through the generous support of donors and the community, more than $6.5 million in funds have supported projects that enhance or expand services to abused, neglected, and at-risk children, vulnerable adults and families served by HCPS. The following are some of the projects, initiatives and programs that have benefited since the inception of the Foundation.

  • Caring for Kids Campaign – Capital Campaign for the construction of the new Harris County Youth Service Center. The newly constructed facility is a 24-hour hub serving at-risk youth, families in crisis, and abuse/neglected children in Harris County.
  • Seed money to launch The Children’s Assessment Center, an agency providing a safe haven to sexually abused children in Harris County.
  • Funding support for development and implementation of the Children’s Crisis Care Center Pilot Program, now known as Integrated Health Services, providing assessments to children in the foster care system.
  • Initial support for the TRIAD Justice of the Peace Court Liaison Pilot Program (in Baytown)
  • Chimney Rock Center Emergency Shelter Library now located in the Kinder Emergency Shelter at the Youth Services Center
  • HCPS Enhancing and Sustaining Campaign to support HAY Center, TRIAD, & Guardianship Program.
  • Upgrades for the front lobby of the Harris County Protective Services (HCPS) Murworth facility.
  • Financial support for relocation of the HAY Center, a program that provides services to current and former foster youth.
  • System of Hope Youth Mentoring Program
  • Development of the Children’s Mental Health Plan by the Joint City/County Commission on Children.
  • Renovation of Spindletop House for the operation of Exceptional Care Program at Chimney Rock Center.
  • Flexible spending funds to support seriously mentally ill children and their families (Systems of Hope)
  • Support for BEAR…Be A Resource for CPS Kids Program, a program providing for the needs of abused and neglected children served by CPS in Harris County.
  • Kinder Emergency Shelter Remodeling and upgrades
  • Upgrade to the 24-hour Youth Services Center, a 24-hour center providing services to at-risk youth and families in crisis.
  • Support to various HCPS programs: summer camp for youth, YSC Open House; extended family therapy groups for families served by Integrated Health Services (formerly Children’s Services); construction for screening room for at-risk seniors served by Adult Services Division; funds to host Texas Guardianship Association conference in Houston.
  • 50th Anniversary fundraising luncheon benefiting clients of HCPS.
  • Hearts of Hope luncheon benefiting at-risk youth served by HCPS.
  • COVID-19 Relief fund for Harris County families and clients of HCPS.