Introducing: Today’s Harbor for Children
Boys & Girls Harbor has a new name.
For more than 70 years, Boys and Girls Harbor has been a champion of abused and neglected children. Yet, to do more and to go further, we needed to evolve the organization and be clear about who we serve and what sets us apart. The new name, Today’s Harbor for Children, speaks to the idea that our community is not meant to be a forever place. It demonstrates that the hardships the children in our care have faced were only temporary—with Today’s Harbor for Children, they are given the tools to move forward to tomorrow’s dreams.
As we sail toward a new horizon, what makes us who we are stays constant: We exist to serve our youth and to break the cycle of abuse and neglect.
To learn more about why we changed our name and the details click here.
Why is this mission so urgent?
The number of children that died in Texas last year due to abuse and neglect.
The number of children per day CPS considers to be in serious danger that will not see a caseworker for more than 24 hours.
The number of children assigned to one caseworker in Texas.
*Stats from https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/About_DFPS/News/press_releases/2017-03-28_april_is_child_abuse_prevention_month.pdf and https://www.texastribune.org/2017/01/30/texas-lawmakers-fired-about-state-cps-and-foster-c/
There is no denying that the organizations, caseworkers and community are working tirelessly to provide for these children. But the system isn’t working. Houston children can’t trust a broken system to keep them safe.