Family Compass

Family Compass Building healthy families and a strong North Texas community by preventing child abuse and neglect. Services are free of cost and participation is voluntary.
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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 poor 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. 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 -

The CDC estimates that it costs society $831,000 per case to address child abuse over the lifetime of the child. As such, Family Compass saves the community millions of dollars each year by keeping hundreds of children out of the overburdened CPS system, most importantly preventing the trauma of child abuse and neglect. 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.

Congratulations to Flor Santiago on her promotion to Lead Parent Educator for our Growing As Parents (GAP) home mentorin...
01/08/2024

Congratulations to Flor Santiago on her promotion to Lead Parent Educator for our Growing As Parents (GAP) home mentoring program! She is fluent in Spanish and previously served as Bilingual Parent Educator.

After 5 years at Family Compass, Flor says “I love being able to help families! I really enjoy working at Family Compass because I am part of a team that focuses on the same mission. Seeing the achievements of the families we serve is the greatest satisfaction.” She is passionate about being a bridge for families to grow together. Her goal for Family Compass is to continue to expand services to reach even more families.

Read the full spotlight post on LinkedIn!
http://tinyurl.com/47w5hpvz

Learn more about our team by searching .

CEO Ona Foster and Board Chair Judy Bennett Garner are excited to share a special message with you!Discussing the past y...
01/04/2024

CEO Ona Foster and Board Chair Judy Bennett Garner are excited to share a special message with you!

Discussing the past year in review, the ladies reflect on all the great work being done in the community. Family Compass' vision for 2024 is big and we're grateful for your support along this journey.

CEO Ona Foster and Board Chair Judy Bennett Garner are excited to share a special message with you!Discussing the past year in review, the ladies reflect on ...

Happy New Year from all of us at Family Compass! ✨
01/01/2024

Happy New Year from all of us at Family Compass! ✨

As the new year approaches, we reflect on the many blessings of our community - you!Before the year comes to a close, pl...
12/28/2023

As the new year approaches, we reflect on the many blessings of our community - you!

Before the year comes to a close, please consider a gift to provide continued guidance, education, opportunities, and long-term, sustainable care for North Texas families.

Thank you for your generosity!
https://family-compass.networkforgood.com

Always grateful to restock our Rainbow Room! Exchange Club of Lake Highlands collected several carloads of diapers at th...
12/27/2023

Always grateful to restock our Rainbow Room! Exchange Club of Lake Highlands collected several carloads of diapers at their holiday party.

Thank you so much!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Family Compass! Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season. We will be closed 12/23 - ...
12/22/2023

Happy Holidays from all of us at Family Compass! Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season. We will be closed 12/23 - 1/1.

Our staff holiday party was tons of fun! We enjoyed tex-mex and exchanged secret Santa gifts. The competition was steep for the ugly sweater contest but ultimately two top picks emerged.

A great end to the year!

Working on something special at The Slate! We're excited to share in the new year. 🤩
12/21/2023

Working on something special at The Slate! We're excited to share in the new year. 🤩

In case you missed it, the Dallas Mavericks visited our Holiday Party on Saturday to deliver special surprises to the fa...
12/20/2023

In case you missed it, the Dallas Mavericks visited our Holiday Party on Saturday to deliver special surprises to the families we serve and Snacks of Kindness with Ruthie's Food Trucks!

Grateful for the support of #11 Kyrie Irving and his 11 Days of Giving initiative with Mavs Off Court. 🎁

Read all about it!
https://www.mavs.com/kyrie-snacks-kindness

North Texas families are staying cozy and warm this season thanks to care packages of coats from our friends at Business...
12/19/2023

North Texas families are staying cozy and warm this season thanks to care packages of coats from our friends at Business Interiors! We're grateful for the support.

Our annual Holiday Party was absolutely magical! ✨ Support from the Dallas Mavericks'  #11 Kyrie Irving and his 11 Days ...
12/18/2023

Our annual Holiday Party was absolutely magical! ✨ Support from the Dallas Mavericks' #11 Kyrie Irving and his 11 Days of Giving initiative through Mavs Off Court made it extra special.

Families got to pick out ANTA gear, hang out with Champ - on roller skates! - and grab a hot meal from Ruthie's Food Trucks. The Mavs have teamed up with Ruthie's to serve up Snacks of Kindness!

With over 350 children and 200 parents receiving gifts this holiday season courtesy of NDBT and East Dallas Christian Church respectively, the cherry on top for the families we serve was simply spending time together for a fun-filled day. 🎁 NDBT also gave each family a $50 Walmart gift card and joined us to volunteer alongside other community members.

Thank you to Paloma's Party Planning for donating the balloon arch for keepsake Polaroid photos! Santa posed with families while the elves kept the hot cocoa coming. Shoutout to our Board of Directors for supplying a big breakfast spread for volunteers as well.

What an amazing day.

We had so many new faces join us for this event! Are you interested in volunteering? Sign up on our volunteer site to be notified when opportunities arise.

https://timecounts.app/familycompass

Look at all those presents! 🎁 Today we host our annual Holiday Party and are grateful for our neighbors at East Dallas C...
12/16/2023

Look at all those presents! 🎁

Today we host our annual Holiday Party and are grateful for our neighbors at East Dallas Christian Church for donating over 200 gifts for parents served!

Moms and dads deserve to be treated as well. Thank you for making them feel special!

Photo by EDCC.

It’s the simple things in life that bring the most joy. ✨For the families we serve, seeing their children happy and heal...
12/15/2023

It’s the simple things in life that bring the most joy. ✨

For the families we serve, seeing their children happy and healthy means everything. These parents have worked incredibly hard throughout the year to give their family a better life by working with Family Compass to reduce stress factors in the home and refine parenting skills.

With demand for services at an all-time high, we have a record 49 families on our waiting list. Caseloads consistently remain full.

We rely on donors like you to further expand program capacity to meet ever-growing demand. Please consider a gift this season to provide a bright future for our families. Thank you for your generosity!

https://family-compass.networkforgood.com

Our program staff had so much fun at the 8th Annual Jungle Bells event held at the Dallas Zoo, hosted by United Way of M...
12/14/2023

Our program staff had so much fun at the 8th Annual Jungle Bells event held at the Dallas Zoo, hosted by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas! 🦁

We love that this event is free and accessible for all families to enjoy the animals while connecting with community resources like Family Compass.

MySweetCharity covered our holiday party coming up on Saturday! We are so excited to celebrate with the community. Read ...
12/13/2023

MySweetCharity covered our holiday party coming up on Saturday! We are so excited to celebrate with the community. Read more below.

According to Family Compass Communications Manager Kyla Lynch, “Our goal at Family Compass has remained the same since our founding 31 years ago – to uplift families and protect children. “Being in a healthy and happy home means everything, especially at this special time of the year. We are e...

As we close out 2023, we wish to thank PwC Partner Anish Shah for his service as Board Chair for the past two years. He ...
12/11/2023

As we close out 2023, we wish to thank PwC Partner Anish Shah for his service as Board Chair for the past two years. He will remain on the board in the role of Past President to provide transitional support as we move forward into the bright future ahead.

Anish has done a fantastic job leading our growing board in this new era on the other side of the pandemic. We appreciate his many years of dedication including previous service as Treasurer and time invested in various campaigns, including hosting several teams with his family during Lip Sync Battle. He helped secure two Reimagine Grants with the PwC Charitable Foundation and assisted during our presentations for The Crystal Charity Ball’s selection process, resulting in the exciting news of Family Compass being named a 2022 beneficiary for our Connecting Children to Fathers project.

Anish, we are truly thankful for your service!

A big congratulations to Griselda Gomez on her promotion to Lead Coordinator of Community Education and Outreach! Grisel...
12/08/2023

A big congratulations to Griselda Gomez on her promotion to Lead Coordinator of Community Education and Outreach!

Griselda is celebrating 11 years at Family Compass this month and previously served as Bilingual Parent Educator and then as Bilingual Community Educator before being promoted. She is an excellent team player and we are excited to recognize her achievements in this new role!

“The best part about working at Family Compass has been establishing important relationships with parents from different backgrounds and setting a good trajectory for the next generation of children,” she says.

Read the full spotlight post on LinkedIn!
https://tinyurl.com/bp6zxhb7

Learn more about our team by searching .

Our annual Holiday Party hosted for families served is coming up on Saturday, December 16th. We are so excited to celebr...
12/06/2023

Our annual Holiday Party hosted for families served is coming up on Saturday, December 16th. We are so excited to celebrate with the community!

Various activity stations will be set up including keepsake Polaroid photos, gifts for every family member, plus fun surprises on behalf of the Dallas Mavericks’ #11 Kyrie Irving – including merch and Snacks of Kindness with Ruthie's Food Trucks onsite! We are grateful for Irving’s generosity through his 11 Days of Giving initiative with Mavs Off Court.

Consider volunteering to help run the festivities!
https://tinyurl.com/3asrjtjk

If you are interested in future opportunities at Family Compass, be sure to join our volunteer network on Timecounts to be notified.
https://timecounts.app/familycompass

Anyone can be a leader!In our latest leadership seminar, we worked in groups to explore aspects of the Somatopsychic Pri...
12/05/2023

Anyone can be a leader!

In our latest leadership seminar, we worked in groups to explore aspects of the Somatopsychic Principle and building trust. We left feeling inspired, ready to incorporate a few new things into work (and life.)

Another great session with Dave Gunby of Mindimensions!
https://mindimensions.com

Thank you to MySweetCharity for covering our big announcement for the 6th Annual North Star Luncheon presented by The Ro...
12/04/2023

Thank you to MySweetCharity for covering our big announcement for the 6th Annual North Star Luncheon presented by The Rosewood Corporation! Read more below.

Before 2023 fundraising closes down, Family Compass has just revealed its plans for its 2024 North Star Luncheon. Taking place at a “local country club” on Monday, April 29, the event will be co-chaired by Dallas Junior Leaguers Neda Bahramnejad and Vanessa Fuquay. According to Family Compass CE...

We are excited to announce Neda Bahramnejad and Vanessa Fuquay as Co-Chairs of the 6th Annual North Star Luncheon, prese...
12/01/2023

We are excited to announce Neda Bahramnejad and Vanessa Fuquay as Co-Chairs of the 6th Annual North Star Luncheon, presented by The Rosewood Corporation! The event will be held on Monday, April 29th, 2024. More exciting details to come.

Our wonderful Co-Chairs are well-established members of the Junior League of Dallas and passionate about philanthropy. Neda is a longtime advocate for children and education, motivated by making a difference in the lives of others. Causes close to Vanessa's heart include education, women's empowerment and rights, and violence intervention.

Tickets, tables, and sponsorships now available. Register to secure your seat early - we will sell out! Please contact Courtney Lyons at [email protected] for sponsorship package details.

https://family-compass.networkforgood.com/events/62732-6th-annual-north-star-luncheon

This time of year is so much fun!Keep the kids entertained now through Winter Break with our calendar filled with silly ...
11/30/2023

This time of year is so much fun!

Keep the kids entertained now through Winter Break with our calendar filled with silly activity ideas.

Let's do lunch! 📅Join us this Friday, December 1st, at noon for the next Lunch 'N' Learn session in partnership with Tex...
11/29/2023

Let's do lunch! 📅

Join us this Friday, December 1st, at noon for the next Lunch 'N' Learn session in partnership with Texas Advocacy Project. Tune in to learn something new during your break.

This Zoom presentation will cover Fi****ms & Family Violence. Register for free at https://tinyurl.com/ns9acjeu.

  is here! Take part in the world's largest generosity movement.As families remain in programs for up to six years, the ...
11/28/2023

is here! Take part in the world's largest generosity movement.

As families remain in programs for up to six years, the children and parents we serve need ongoing support. You can make a difference!

Please consider a gift this season to provide a bright future for our families.

https://family-compass.networkforgood.com

Have a wonderful holiday weekend! We will be closed for Thanksgiving on 11/23 and 11/24.
11/22/2023

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

We will be closed for Thanksgiving on 11/23 and 11/24.

Our fall retreat was lots of fun! We picked out silly turkey names, played Family Feud, and enjoyed a potluck. So much t...
11/21/2023

Our fall retreat was lots of fun! We picked out silly turkey names, played Family Feud, and enjoyed a potluck.

So much to be thankful for here at Family Compass.

Please join us in congratulating Tomeka Thomas on her promotion to Program Director for the Growing As Parents (GAP) hom...
11/20/2023

Please join us in congratulating Tomeka Thomas on her promotion to Program Director for the Growing As Parents (GAP) home mentoring program!

Tomeka previously oversaw the program for Collin County and is a wonderful leader. She is the perfect fit for this new expanded role.

"My passion is serving children and empowering parents to break cycles of abuse in order to live a purposeful life," Tomeka says.

Read the full spotlight post on LinkedIn! https://tinyurl.com/mpxdvp95

Learn more about our team by searching .

Please join us in shining a light on the prevention of child abuse and neglect this weekend. 🎗November 18th is World Day...
11/17/2023

Please join us in shining a light on the prevention of child abuse and neglect this weekend. 🎗

November 18th is World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence – coinciding with the World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse on November 19th.

As Thanksgiving approaches, we reflect on the many blessings of our community - you!With your support, we're united in t...
11/15/2023

As Thanksgiving approaches, we reflect on the many blessings of our community - you!

With your support, we're united in the fight against child abuse and neglect with over 57,000 children and parents served since 1992.

Yet, the fight goes on to reach many more.

Being in a healthy home for the holidays is what every parent dreams of. Please consider a gift today to support North Texas families!

https://family-compass.networkforgood.com

Congratulations to Heidi Saylor on her promotion to Clinical Director of Programs and Data! In her 17 years at Family Co...
11/14/2023

Congratulations to Heidi Saylor on her promotion to Clinical Director of Programs and Data! In her 17 years at Family Compass in various roles, Heidi has done a truly exceptional job serving our community and we are thrilled to recognize her accomplishments.

This exciting opportunity has in turn allowed for the promotion of several other staff members who will be highlighted in the coming weeks. Celebration all around!

Please visit Heidi's full staff spotlight post below on LinkedIn to read about all her wonderful accomplishments!

https://tinyurl.com/yc6vrkvd

Learn more about our team by searching .

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Dallas, TX
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