Children, Youth and Family Services in Houston
In 2009, the Hogg Foundation awarded eight three-year grants totaling $7.8 million to provide mental health prevention, early identification and intervention, and treatment services in schools and community settings such as daycare and transitional living centers. The programs involve 27 local nonprofit and government agencies. They are serving an estimated 10,000 children and youth in high-need areas of Houston and Harris County.
The grant program ended in August 2013. Below is a selection of evaluation reports submitted by grantees.
- ChildBuilders - Tools for Building Healthy Families, a project to implement evidence-based mental health promotion/primary prevention programs for high-risk Head Start preschool children, parents, and faculty.
- Collaborative for Children - South Region Children's Mental Health Collaborative, an inter-agency partnership of five Houston area service providers that serves children’s developmental, social, emotional and mental health needs through an integrated systems-of-care model in Houston Independent School District’s South Region.
- DePelchin Children’s Center - The Lazos Program, a project to implement an evidence-based culturally competent intervention to support Lationo children in the Spring Branch area of Houston.
- Family Services of Greater Houston - Evaluation of Building Bonds, a project that addresses the mental health needs of children between infancy and five years of age who are at risk for or are experiencing problems with brain development.
- Star of Hope - Evaluation of Project Early Start, a project that provides homeless pre-school children with structured programs to enhance their mental, physical and social development.
For a background and history of the Children's Mental Health grant program, go here.