Work. Together.

At the Children’s Shelter, you will be an integral member of our family of services. We take pride in being the community’s leading provider of trauma-informed care. And that begins and ends with employees who believe in our mission of restoring innocence and strengthening families.

Core Values

  • Excellence

    We offer superior, innovative services by thinking and acting creatively and resourcefully. We will model excellence to and for the community, holding ourselves to a higher standard.

  • Respect

    We accept everyone as individuals without regard to their race, religious beliefs, political affiliation, sexual orientation, and culture or economic status.

  • Integrity

    We honor all commitments. We are truthful, honest and adhere to high moral standards. Integrity shapes our character and influences how we meet the needs of the people we serve, and the decisions we make.

  • Teamwork

    We work with a spirit of collaboration, inviting different people to participate with different ideas and perspectives, and skills to work towards a common goal.

  • Transparency

    We strive to create a culture of trust between our staff, children and families, and community partners by being open and honest about our strengths and challenges as an agency.

  • Innovation

    We seek effective solutions by bringing together various ideas that have a positive impact on staff, children and families, and the community.

Family of Services

The Children’s Shelter Family of Services delivers high quality, compassionate trauma-informed care delivered to children and families impacted by or at-risk of abuse and neglect.

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Trauma-Informed Care



  • Senior Financial Accountant

    The Senior Financial Accountant has responsibility for maintaining the general ledger of The Children’s Shelter and The Children’s Shelter Foundation including chart of accounts. Works closely with CFO to ensure that all transactions are processed in a timely and accurate manner.  Responsible for the accuracy of the general ledger and all other financial records, as well as payroll processing.

  • Grant Accountant

    Responsible for preparing the reporting of all State, Federal, United Way and other grants benefiting the Agency.  Tracking the deferred revenue associated with the contracts.  Preparing all grant budgets.  Creating, monitoring, and maintaining the tracking processes for all grants.

  • Director of Communications

    The Director of Communications serves as the public relations director for the agency and respected programs and positions The Children’s Shelter as the ‘authority’ and ‘thought leader’ in the prevention of child abuse and neglect via advocacy initiatives, media, and strategic community relations. Leads the coordination of agency special events and ensures brand integrity and messaging. The Director of Communications is also responsible for creating an environment that encourages open communication, and collaboration, leverages Trauma-Informed Care principles and Praesidum best practices for safety while increasing employee engagement and retention.

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  • VP of Development

    The Vice President of Development provides leadership to The Children’s Shelter’s development program to meet and advance the mission, vision, and values of the agency. Leadership includes strategic planning, coordination, and implementation of all fundraising activities, fund development, grants, community relations, communications, PR, volunteer services, and other for-profit revenue programs. The Vice President of Development develops and maintains active and productive relationships with individual, foundation, and corporate donors and board members. The Vice President of Development is also responsible for creating an environment that encourages open communication, collaboration, and emphasizes Trauma-Informed Care principles and Praesidium best practices for safety while increasing employee engagement and retention.

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  • Training Specialist

    The Training Specialist facilitates and monitors training activities and events as scheduled in the monthly calendar for The Children’s Shelter (TCS) staff, foster/adoptive parents, and external consumers. The Training Specialist upholds the agency’s training program in accordance with TCS philosophies, policies, and procedures, State of Texas minimum Standards for Residentials Child Care, and Council on Accreditation standards.

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  • NFP Nurse Home Visitor

    The function of the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Home Visitor is to provide comprehensive community health nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program. The Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model, and to policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and The Children’s Shelter. The Nurse Home Visitor reports to the NFP Nurse Supervisor.

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  • Family Support Specialist

    The Family Support Specialist is responsible for therapeutic trauma focused case management services to families receiving foster care and adoption services. Strategize to promote Foster Care and Adoption Programs in the community. Responsible for completion of all aspects of the recruitment and verification process for families. 

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  • Clinical Therapist

    The Hope Center Clinical Therapist on the Hope Healing and Resiliency Project (HHR) provides trauma-focused, evidence-based treatment to children, youth, and families exposed to various kinds of traumatic events. Treatment services include assessment of trauma, crisis intervention, individual, group, and family therapy, family advocacy and safety planning.

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