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Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

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About Family Compass


Mission: Building healthy families and a strong North Texas community by preventing child abuse and neglect.

Vision: A world where all children are safe in their homes and communities.

Making a Difference: Family Compass enters the lives of vulnerable children at-risk for abuse and supports their parents with one-on-one education, encouragement, and parenting tools. Our agency has a holistic, wrap-around approach and offers a continuum of care. We know why child abuse and neglect happen, the root causes being: a lack of parenting skills, high stress, and conditions in the home and environment. To address these causes, child abuse prevention services are provided using two models: Home Mentoring and Community Education & Outreach. Both models work in synergy, providing a full range of support. Families may access multiple programs to meet their individual needs, some staying in services for up to 6 years. Our staff are there every step of the way, with accredited and evidence-based curricula, to guide clients in overcoming barriers to becoming healthy families and empowering them with life skills. Bilingual staff are represented in all of Family Compass’ programs and initiatives. Services are free of cost and participation is voluntary. We create sustainable change that flows into future generations and permanently breaks cycles of abuse. Family Compass ultimately increases resilience, self-esteem, social connection, emotional health, and stability for children.

Proven Results: Did you know that the CDC estimates that it costs society $831,000 to address each case of child abuse over the lifetime of the child? As such, Family Compass saved the community $596 million dollars in 2023 alone, and most importantly prevented trauma from occurring by keeping children safe in their homes. We listen with intention and provide steady guidance, ultimately empowering parents and instilling hope within families for future generations. Family Compass has served tens of thousands of parents and children since the agency's founding in 1992. The generous support of our donors and community partners allows us to provide these critical prevention services, proactively addressing the causes of child abuse before it can occur. View 2023 Annual Report Brochure.