Compassion. Strength. Hope.

Children are a precious gift, and a wonderful challenge. We want to give each child and every parent the security, empathy, and skills they need to discover the joy of being a family.

Family Strengthening

Healthy, happy kids grow from strong families. We provide training and support for parents/guardians learning to become their best selves, for their sake and for their children.

Hope Center

Harvey E. Najim Hope Center

The Harvey E. Najim Hope Center is our mental health clinic, providing free and low-cost counseling and social work services for children and families. Here, we ask not “what’s wrong with you?” but “what has happened to you?”

Family of Services

The Children’s Shelter Family of Services delivers high quality, compassionate trauma-informed care delivered to children and families impacted by or at-risk of abuse and neglect.

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Restoring Innocence and Strengthening Families

Our People

  • Theo Alexander

    Vice President of Compliance and Shared Services

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  • Denise Bennett

    Chief Development Officer

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  • Mike Bennett

    MPA, CAP® Interim CEO

  • Jeannie Frazier

    Interim Chief Financial Officer

  • Elizabeth Lopez

    MS, LCPAA Vice President of Foster Care

  • Eric Maldonado

    Vice President of Public Relations

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  • Angelica Valle

    Chief of Staff

Executive Commitee

  • Jessica Gonzalez


  • Barry Rupert

    Vice Chair

  • Marvin Jones

    Past Chair

  • Morriss Hurt

    Chairman of Finance/ Treasurer

  • Matt Proffitt

    Board Governance Chair

  • Sara Brouillard

    Fund Development Co-Chair

  • Eric Reblin

    Fund Development Co-Chair

  • Jane Fairchild

    TCS Direct Services Committee Chair and Secretary

  • Janie Shannon

    Audit Committee Chair

  • Susan B. Crumrine

    Risk Mitigation Committee Chair

  • LaRhesa Moon

    At-Large Member

Board Members

  • Jennifer Cantu

    Voting Board Trustee Bank of America

  • Mark DeHoyos

    Voting Board Trustee Silver Eagle Distributors, LP

  • David Duran

    Voting Board Trustee H-E-B

  • Kristine Gomez

    Voting Board Trustee Spectrum Reach

  • Cristina Corbo Jennings

    Voting Board Trustee Valero

  • W. Jeffrey Landers

    Voting Board Trustee Encore Bank

  • Sara Ann Neel

    Voting Board Trustee Covenant Multi Family Office, LLC

  • Robert Weygandt

    Voting Board Trustee Republic National

  • Mark Williams

    Voting Board Trustee