VISTA Service Opportunity with Family Compass in Dallas

family-compass-logo no backgroundBuild healthy families and a strong North Texas community by preventing child abuse and neglect. Recruit and train volunteers to serve with Family Compass in Dallas, TX.

The mission of Family Compass is to build healthy families and a strong North Texas community by preventing child abuse and neglect. The primary goals of our mission are to protect the innocence of children; prevent abuse and neglect in our community; and preserve our future by keeping children safe and building strong families. We are the largest nonprofit in North Texas dedicated solely to the mission of child abuse prevention services with the purpose of keeping vulnerable children from entering the overburdened child welfare system. In 2016, 95% of our children (763) did not get referred into the Child Protective Services system. We believe every child is born with the fundamental right to a healthy family and a stable environment; the opportunity to succeed in school; and the capacity to experience life without violence. Our organization enters the lives of vulnerable children at-risk for abuse and provides parents with clinical mentoring to aid them in becoming stronger, healthier families. We served 2,011 children and parents in 2016, the highest number served annually since we were established in 1992. We’ve extended our reach in both Dallas County and Collin County through all of our primary programs.  Since inception, Family Compass has assisted 46,000 parents and their children.  The Volunteer Program VISTA will enhance a comprehensive volunteer management component by recruiting individuals with commitment to the Family Compass mission. Major duties include recruitment of 50 new volunteers, development and implementation of volunteer trainings, community outreach in Dallas and Collin Counties and staging regular appreciation activities To learn more about Family Compass, please visit www.family-compass.org.

 

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