Our Partners

There are so many ways you can get involved in the fight against child abuse in San Antonio. Below are just a few organizations to start with, and we will continue to list more. Whether you want to donate time or money, your contribution will make a difference.

We welcome any organization that would like to be included on this list to please contact us at support@blueribbontaskforce.com.

CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates

Improving the lives of abused and neglected children through court-appointed volunteers advocating for services and placement in safe and permanent homes. You can help abused and neglected children find safe, permanent homes where they can thrive and succeed in life. As a CASA volunteer, your voice will show these children that you care. Become a powerful voice in a child’s life by volunteering to speak up for them in court.

The Children’s Shelter

The Children’s Shelter is a private, non-profit, nationally accredited corporation that has been providing services to San Antonio and Bexar County since 1901. The mission of The Children’s Shelter is to “Strengthen our community by providing safety, well-being and lasting families for children.” The Children’s Shelter’s services have expanded from emergency shelter care to a continuum of care of emergency shelters, foster care, adoption, residential treatment care, child abuse prevention and teen pregnancy programs.

Southwest Mental Health Center

Southwest Mental Health Center’s mission is to help children, adolescents and families overcome the disabling effects of mental illness, and improve their ability to function at home, at school and in their community.

Boysville, Inc.

Boysville, the Home with a Heart, was founded in 1943 as a result of Rev. Don Holiman’s observation of orphaned, homeless and abandoned boys sleeping in San Antonio’s Travis Park. The local police picked these boys up from the park in an effort to provide some safety and shelter for them. But because they had no other place to take them, the police took them to a detention center even though they had not committed a crime. Holiman knew someone needed to help these boys, and thus Boysville was born.

Prevent Child Abuse Texas

Prevent Child Abuse Texas (PCATX) is a statewide non-profit organization working to prevent child abuse and neglect in all its forms throughout Texas.The work of the organization depends solely on private grants and contributions.

Texas Association for the Protection of Children

TexProtects was created to tackle issues of CPS reform, prevention and public awareness to bring a collective, organized voice representing the needs of children at risk of abuse and survivors of child abuse and neglect. The organization is autonomous, nonpartisan and apolitical, designed to educate decision makers, private funders and the public at large.

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

The mission of The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is to protect children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation by involving clients, families and communities.

DFPS Child Abuse Prevention Kit

The Prevention and Early Intervention division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services created this site as a resource for parents, professionals, and communities to support child abuse prevention and public awareness efforts.

Texas Adoption Resource Exchange

The Texas Adoption Resource Exchange (TARE) is a valuable resource if you are interested in either adopting or becoming a foster parent. TARE can connect people with adoption agencies and features a few kids on their website who are up for adoption.

The Center for Health Care Services

The Center for Health Care Services improves the lives of people with mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse challenges. Founded on the hopes of those we service and driven by integrity, we believe in creating environments that inspire and promote: (1) Respect for one another and Empowerment for all; (2) Quality and Accountability; and (3) Creativity and Innovation.

State Senator Carlos Uresti

Senator Uresti has always been dedicated to the crusade against child abuse and neglect. An avid proponent of improving CPS and Children’s Health Insurance since he was elected public office, Senator Uresti’s committment resulted in founding the Blue Ribbon Task Force.

Brighton Center

Brighton Center (Formerly Brighton School, Inc.) has been serving the community for forty years. Brighton is able to reach over 2,000 children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families each year through four distinct initiatives – an inclusive child development center, early childhood intervention, parent education, and parent empowerment. Brighton continues to fulfill its vision to create a society where all children are valued and included.

ChildSafe

ChildSafe provides services in a safe environment for child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse. At the center professionals ensure that the child’s needs ­ emotional and medical ­ come first. The mission of ChildSafe is to restore dignity, trust and hope to children traumatized by sexual abuse.

Voices for Children

Voices for Children of San Antonio expands our community’s capacity to respond to current and emerging needs of children and their families through purposeful and strategic advocacy that improves programs, practices and policy. Opening windows of opportunity to engage and energize the community’s stakeholders so that every child moves every day toward a bright tomorrow.

ReadyKidSA

ReadyKidSA is a coalition of organizations across Bexar County that builds on successful  child and family programs in San Antonio. Our goals are to connect families to resources for children 0-8 in Bexar County and to ensure that children 0-8 in Bexar County are on track to reach key milestones in their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.

Guardians of the Children

The mission of the Guardians of the Children (GOC) is to recognize  and react to child abuse and educate the public to do the same; to serve as advocates to provide strength and stability to families in crisis; and be an answer to the prayer of an abused child or teen for courage, support and protection.