According to Family Compass volunteer Claire Brady,
“My wish this holiday season is that every North Texas family experience a healthy home full of peace and joy.
“Growing up, my family bonded over shared experiences. It really is the simple things in life. To this day, my mom and I love to pick up a game of pickleball. I want every child to be able to experience this peace and joy with a loved one. As someone with over 2,000 hours of volunteer service in DFW, what drew me to volunteer at Family Compass is the focus on serving children and families. I have had the privilege of supporting the agency through their biggest event days and small-but-mighty projects in between.
“I have learned that child abuse and neglect stem from a low level of parenting skills, high stress, and poor living conditions in the home and environment. Many parents struggle with additional factors outside of their control like mental health, poverty, poor support systems, lingering childhood trauma, and lack of good role models growing up. It’s heartbreaking. The agency addresses these risk factors through two types of programming: Home Mentoring in addition to Community Education and Outreach.
“Families served benefit greatly from the specialized care and guidance Family Compass provides. Hope turns into planning on a bright future.
“This is the exceptional gift that this organization provides to the families they serve. Family Compass is the largest agency in North Texas solely dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect, having served over 55,000 at-risk children and parents in its 30-year history. With your generosity this holiday season, Family Compass can extend this truly life changing gift to many more in our community.
“Being in a healthy home for the holidays is what these families dream of. Will you join me in giving the gift of joy and peace? Please show your support today at https://family-compass.org/donate.
* Photo credit: Claire Brady ** Graphic/photo provided by: Family Compass