HOUSTON (February 4, 2016) – DePelchin Children’s Center proudly announced it is the recipient of the Healthy Outcomes Through Prevention and Early Support Project HOPES for Harris County. The $5 million grant was awarded by the Health and Human Services Commission on behalf of Texas Department of Family Protective Services to build a collaborative, sustainable and innovative support system for families over the next five years.

"With our commitment to youth and family services across the state of Texas, DePelchin is a perfect fit to lead the Project HOPES for Harris County,” said Jenifer Jarriel, DePelchin president and CEO. “Parenting comes in all shapes and sizes, and our goal through this program is to teach parents positive habits in the beginning in order to prevent issues later on in their children’s lives.”

Through subcontractors in the community, DePelchin will work with families with children ages 0 to 5 to provide individualized parent education focusing on creating a healthy and positive environment for children to grow and learn. The project also includes funds allocated towards a city-wide campaign to destigmatize the issues associated with parenting services so parents feel comfortable asking for help.

For more information on services provided, please visit www.depelchin.org.

About DePelchin Children's Center:
DePelchin Children’s Center is the leading center in Texas for children’s well-being, with a focus on a mental health, foster care and adoption services. For more than 120 years, DePelchin has been turning lives around with comprehensive care for children, including psychiatric services, counseling, programs for at-risk youths, parent education, residential treatment, foster care and adoption. DePelchin is a not-for-profit organization and gratefully receives its support from individuals, foundations and corporations; government grants and fees; and United Way agencies.  Visit www.depelchin.org to learn more.


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