Posted By Pharral on 2014 Jul 23 - 9:39am
KinderFrogs School provides early intervention for children with Down syndrome and other developmental issues to prepare them for later schooling.
No one is really sure what a real fairy godmother looks like, but to the staff and parents of children at KinderFrogs School, she looks a lot like Jean Roach.
KinderFrogs is the only early educational facility in Tarrant County that specializes in dealing with Down syndrome children, and it owes...
Posted By Pharral on 2014 Jul 23 - 9:21am
Alliance For Children exists to deal with physical and sexual abuse of children and with the trauma associated with witnessing violent crimes.
The investigation of criminal cases involving children — whether the child is the victim or the witness — can itself be traumatizing. Alliance For Children is there to make it less so.
“We are involved typically from the initial response and then work with confirmed victims and...
Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Jun 6 - 2:18pm
McMillan Plaza Dedication & Monument Unveiling from Fort Worth, Texas magazine on Vimeo.
Fort Worth community leaders gathered along the banks of the Trinity River this morning to dedicate the John V. McMillan Plaza and unveiled the Major Ripley Allen Arnold Monument, honoring...
Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2014 May 27 - 10:42am
Dr. Christina Robinson, pediatrician and medical director of the new UNT Pediatric Mobile Clinic, knows what poverty and lack of medical care look like. She grew up in Fort Worth’s Stop Six. Although her parents didn’t have college degrees, they encouraged her to stay focused in school...
Posted By Pharral on 2014 May 22 - 1:31pm
Meals on Wheels has grown from a tiny effort to a Tarrant County-wide operation that adds approximately 250 new clients each month.
In 1972, representatives of 11 downtown Fort Worth churches met to form the Association of Central City Ministries to deal with problems in the inner city. They stepped out on faith.
The churches were especially concerned about the welfare of the homebound elderly, and they committed to bring food...
Posted By Pharral on 2014 May 22 - 1:26pm
The Parenting Center has programs to help families deal with stresses before they escalate into major problems.
It would seem that parenting skills should be instinctive. But any parent who is honest will tell you that they are not. They are learned skills, and they can be improved through education and training.
In 1974, The Junior League of Fort Worth formed the Tarrant County Child Abuse Task Force in...
Posted By Pharral on 2014 May 22 - 1:21pm
A grant program is enabling CASA of Tarrant County to make a renewed effort to establish a sense of permanency for children caught up in foster care.
It is sad but true that sometimes children must be removed from their homes because they are in danger from abuse, both physical and sexual or neglect or a combination of those issues.
When that happens, they must go somewhere. The first choice always is into the custody of a...
Posted By jretter on 2014 Mar 26 - 11:08am
SafeHaven’s annual Legacy of Men event honors the good guys who take a stand against domestic violence.
It’s true: Domestic violence shelters deal with a lot of male villains.
But SafeHaven of Tarrant County knows that Fort Worth is brimming with men who are willing to stand up to domestic violence for the good of women and children; men who will speak up for safety and pledge...
Posted By Pharral on 2014 Mar 26 - 11:03am
Samaritan House is working with like-minded organizations to deliver its unique services to vulnerable individuals and families in Tarrant County.
Norbert White is a man of passion and vision. The passion is based on the memory of a college roommate who died of HIV/AIDS. The vision is based on decades spent as an executive in the telecommunications business in nine cities.
White is president and chief executive officer...
Posted By jretter on 2014 Mar 26 - 10:54am
Battling Infant Cancer According to the American Cancer Society, about 700 infants each year in the United States are diagnosed with the most common type of infant cancer.
NO NEW PARENTS WANT TO HEAR THE HEART-STOPPING WORDS, “YOUR INFANT HAS CANCER.” For the families of these infants, the word “neuroblastoma” will become a permanent addition to their vocabulary, a mouthful of a term with a dreary outlook.