In Bexar County, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday, according to ChildSafe data.
ChildSafe has been providing specialized services to children in Bexar County, who have been sexually or physically abused or neglected, for 25 years.
Local philanthropist Harvey Najim announced a $5 million gift to ChildSafe, a nonprofit organization that provides counseling services to abused children in Bexar County.
Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) ensures that abused and neglected children receive the help and services necessary to begin the healing process.
For the past 10 years, Carmen Amador and her husband have been raising three of their grandchildren.
Highly skilled and trained caseworkers are leaving Child Protective Services at an alarming rate, and Texas’ vulnerable children are suffering as a result.
Many caseworkers, particularly those in Texas’ largest cities, are leaving because they are overworked and underpaid.
Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA), a local nonprofit that helps and houses youth who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned, will move its 24-hour youth emergency shelter called The Bridge into a new facility in June 2017.
Dozens of local and statewide advocacy groups crowded outside the steps of the Bexar County Courthouse Friday morning to increase community support and awareness of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which starts April 1.
Bexar County officials reported Monday that the $300,000 recently donated to the Hidalgo Foundation would be used to support the Early Intervention Program, a new initiative within the County Children’s Court.
Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) has helped almost 1,900 abused and neglected children navigate through the child protective service system in the past year with the help of 571 court-appointed mentors called “Advocates.”