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"Smart Women Care About All of the Children In Our Community"
The contributing factors to child abuse and neglect,
How accessible mental health services can stem the tide of child abuse and neglect cases and fatalities
The critical need for foster care families and how Texas is inching closer to child welfare reform
How investing in prevention services can decrease the number of child abuse victims, strengthen families and lower the number of children entering the foster care system
How you can be involved with The Children's Shelter and make a difference in the life of a child and family
Our provocateur, Annette Rodriguez, President/CEO of The Children's Shelter, is passionate about education and children's and women's issues. Annette began her career working in Prevention Programs where she conceived and directed Project Mothers and School, a program which serves pregnant and parenting teens. Annette also founded the San Antonio affiliate of Girls, Inc. which served over 10,000 girls in our community since its inception in 2004. Annette now heads The Children's Shelter where over 3,000 clients are provided comprehensive emergency shelter, residential treatment care, and foster and adoptive homes for abused, abandoned or neglected children, along with a variety of other services.
Tours of The Children's Shelter (for those who are interested) will be available following this program and will last 30-45 minutes. In addition, we also asking that you bring one of the following items to assist The Children's Shelter in meeting their mission goals: