Transforming the Foster Care System in Houston
BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY TOGETHER
We can make Houston a place where families heal and children thrive.
The Riverside Project is a collaborative network of agencies, congregations, nonprofits, school districts, and passionate individuals working together to transform the foster care system in Houston.
Find Your Place
What is the River?
We exist to see every child in a loving and stable home. Houston’s overwhelmed foster care system is a massive problem, but it’s not the only problem to solve in pursuit of this goal. Holistic problems must be addressed holistically. And because none of us can do it all on our own, we have to work together- as a community fiercely committed to strengthening children and families.
Houston Is Huge
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The Houston area is sprawling and diverse, and the needs of children and families vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. In response, we have divided Harris County (and surrounding counties) into smaller geographic areas. We use zip-code-specific child welfare data to assess the need in each area, and we tailor our collaborative efforts accordingly.
It takes a village to raise a child. We connect vulnerable children and families to the resources and community support they need to stabilize, heal, and flourish.
The river is cyclical, but strategic intervention can break the cycle. When vulnerable families begin to stabilize and flourish, future generations are given the opportunity to thrive.
Ways to Serve
Whether you’re an agency, nonprofit, congregation, business, or passionate individual, there is a place for you to serve along the river. We want to help you find that place, and we want to give you the tools you need to serve your community effectively.
Identify & SupportServe vulnerable families in your neighborhood through the Response Network.
Effectively MobilizeReceive training and tools that will equip you to serve families more effectively.
CollaborateJoin a neighborhood collaborative in your area to maximize your impact!
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