The Family Support Impact Committee provides volunteer opportunities emphasizing basic needs, family cohesiveness and supporting those who have been neglected or abused.
BEAR . . . BE A Resource for CPS Kids
Volunteers staff Child Protective Services (CPS) emergency supply rooms at the various CPS locations located in Harris County. They also assist caseworkers in acquiring clothing, toys and other necessities for children who have been removed from their homes.
Volunteers will serve as Kitchen/Support volunteers, offering support to grieving families by setting up the potluck style meal held before grief support sessions, preparing leftover food for families to take home and tidying the kitchen. Kitchen/Support volunteers also assist with the preparation of activities used in the grief support groups and assist with the Pi Beta Phi Lending Library.
Casa de Esperanza de los Niños
Volunteers help break the destructive cycle of child abuse by serving as positive role models for children who have been abused, neglected or affected by HIV. Depending on the needs of the specific house, volunteers read to children, play games, assist with tutoring of special needs children, soothe and feed infants, and work on arts and crafts projects.
Child Advocates, Inc.
Volunteers prepare Life Books for children in foster care to record pictures and details of their lives. Volunteers also work a variety of Child Advocates’ Special Projects events throughout the year, including the annual Houston Children’s Festival and hosting kid’s birthday parties.
Houston Area Women’s Center
Volunteers provide a safe and nurturing environment for children in the Kids’ Night Out program while their mothers receive counseling. Additional evening volunteers mentor and care for children between the ages of five and 14 years while their mothers attend counseling at the HAWC Shelter.
Volunteers meet at Kid’s Meals Garden Oaks on Monday and Wednesday nights to prepare 1,200 nutritious sack lunches each night for underserved children. Volunteers also participate in delivery sessions in the community.
Ronald McDonald House Houston
Volunteers assist with activities, provide fellowship and stress relief and serve dinner delivered from the Junior League Tea Room to families with seriously ill children at Holcombe House. Volunteers also provide respite and comfort to parents and guests of patients in satellite locations of Ronald McDonald House, located in Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital.