In the program year ending August 31, 2021, the agency continue to serve through COVID-19, providing 8,985 encounters with parents and children, both virtually and in-person.

  • Home Visitation program: served over 200 families, providing 2,100 home visits and 1,391 group encounters with parents and children.
  • Prenatal Education program: helping to ensure full term healthy pregnancies for both mother and child providing over 240 hours of education.
  • Group education program: provided over 400 hours of education helping parents gain parenting skills needed to be reunified with their children.
  • Early literacy program: provided in-person and virtual community wide Storytime events with early learning activities putting books in the hands of preschoolers. Serving over 4,700 parents and children.
  • Car seat assistance program: provides families without financial resources education on car safety and provides car seats for infants and children. One of the largest car seat distribution programs in the State of Texas.
  • Diaper Distribution program-with numerous community partners and responsive to acute needs brought on by COVID-19, the agency assisted over 1,200 families by distributing 126,000 diapers and 3,000 packets of diaper wipes. Food assistance programs do not cover diapers and serious health problems for babies/toddlers can result when diapers are not changed frequently.
  • The agency actively participated in efforts in the community to bring awareness to child abuse and neglect including being a lead partner agency in the South Plains Coalition for Prevention of Child Abuse
    • Participation in the GO BLUE LUBBOCK efforts held each April during National Child Abuse Awareness Month
    • Participation in the 8th Annual Child Abuse Awareness Conference.
  • All of the services at the Parenting Cottage are provided at no costs to families.
  • 92 cents out of every dollar raised is spent directly on programs for families.
  • General & Administrative expenses and fundraising account for only 8 cents out of every dollar raised.