Three North Texas nonprofits are working to break the vicious cycle of abuse and neglect, and your donations to CCF are helping them.
Every year, thousands of people turn to Hope's Door New Beginning Center after they escape domestic violence. The Plano nonprofit answered 5,281 crisis phone calls in a 12-month period that helped more than 500 adults and children. The organization placed more than 200 people in transitional housing and provided 22,000 hours of counseling services.
The CoServ Charitable Foundation gave a $50,000 check to Christian Community Action on Feb. 24. All of the money will go toward buying food for the 750 families that come to the food pantry each week. In all, Christian Community Action helps more than 2,000 people each week.
The CoServ Charitable Foundation contributed $3,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Collin County that will go directly to the cost of the land and building materials for a new house. This is the first time CCF has contributed to Habitat for Humanity of Collin County.
Whether it’s groceries, medical appointments, counseling or a teeth cleaning, people who need help come to the First Refuge in Denton and the new location in Sanger. The 8-year-old nonprofit provides food to about 500 families a month from its food banks. First Refuge medical clients are asked to make donations instead of copays for any kind of treatment, making healthcare affordable for everyone.
The CoServ Charitable Foundation awarded a $7,020 grant to the Christian Community Storehouse so the Fort Worth nonprofit could launch its After School Reading Club at Clara Love Elementary School in Northwest ISD later this month. The grant was funded by Operation Roundup.
The Denton Community Food Center opened its new location Feb. 10 and two days later received a $20,000 donation from the CoServ Charitable Foundation. The grant from CCF’s Operation Roundup will help purchase food supplies for the organization’s 10,500-square-foot space on Loop 288.
Cornerstone Ministries offers a full range of activities for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities with Christian values in a family-centered environment. The McKinney-based ranch has six adult residents who live on-site and even more “ranchers” who visit for day camps 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. They help them gain independence, life skills, job training and placement.
Family Compass saved 676 children in North Texas from abuse or neglect in one year, meaning those children won’t end up in Child Protective Services. Parents who get through the program learn proper parenting skills that are passed on to their children who will in turn pass them to their children.
Teachers and parents together play a critical role in preparing pre-kindergarten children for the next step in life. If there’s a language barrier to overcome cooperation is even more important so the youngsters will be ready for English-only kindergarten.