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Every day, children in the Dallas area are abused and neglected by parents and close family. For Harmony, her mother’s significant other was a source of abuse. When it all became too much for Harmony’s mother, she dropped Harmony off at Child Protective Services.
There, a caseworker welcomed Harmony to the Rainbow Room, just one of the many resources provided to caseworkers by Community Partners of Dallas. Harmony received clean clothes, pajamas, shoes and a baby doll. Today, Harmony lives with her aunt and two cousins in San Angelo and is a thriving student at her school.
Community Partners of Dallas is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 that provides resources and support to Dallas’ CPS caseworkers. Rainbow Rooms, like the one Harmony visited, now exist in more than 155 Texas cities. Other programs include Kids in Crisis, providing funds for children’s clothing, transportation, therapy, activities, housing and medical expenses; The Heart Program, an internationally-recognized program providing therapeutic group treatment to victims of sexual abuse; Caseworker Appreciation, a variety of events held to show appreciation and gratitude to caseworkers; and StoryLine, a phone line children can call 24 hours a day to hear a story.
Community Partners of Dallas served more than 20,000 children in 2015. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to recognize the efforts of Community Partners of Dallas to aid caseworkers in assisting children in need.
The winners will receive a special CultureMap digital promotion package that will allow them spread the good word about their great works.
Voting closes Dec. 29, and winners will be announced Jan. 5.
Log on to CultureMap.com and cast your vote for an outstanding organization.
President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.