Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Southlake Cares Challenge

We need you, Southlake!  A challenge is at hand, and we need your help to conquer need in our community. The Southlake Cares Six-Month Challenge will raise awareness of these particular organizations’ needs and ask for specific aid to meet them.

Economic Stress Creates High Demand for Assistance

It’s a difficult time in our nation and our communities. Families desperately need the essentials of food, medicine, shelter, and more in our area, and local service organizations have a growing need of support from the community for money, in-kind donations, and volunteers. In some instances, the demands have tripled, while revenue sources have declined.  The City of Southlake has a history of partnership with these six service organizations and relies on them to help provide services to the community in meaningful ways.

How to Help

Visit the Southlake Cares website and learn more about these organizations. See where you might fill a need and then click on the button that says Learn More. On that page, there are links to take you to our partners websites.  From there, you can choose how you want to make a difference. If you do decide to give, please be sure to indicate Southlake Cares as your honoree.

Over the next six months, we will feature each one of our partners and tell you how they are helping the City.  We will also track the challenge’s progress to let you know how things are going and if our organizations are encountering a specific need.

We need your help to show we’re Southlake Strong and that Southlake Cares. Won’t you join us?

Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation

At the Tuesday, April 18 City Council Meeting, Mayor Laura Hill presented the Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation to Alliance for Children.

Every child deserves a nurturing family and safe environment to grow into a healthy, productive member of the community; and,

Whereas, child abuse is one of our nation’s most serious public health problems and threatens the safety of our community; and,

Whereas, 5,162 cases of child abuse and neglect were confirmed in Tarrant County in 2016; and,

Whereas, Alliance For Children provided child-focused services to 2,088 children in 2016, which includes 363 in the Northeast community; and,

Whereas, Alliance For Children provided prevention education to over 50,000 adults and children in Tarrant County in 2016; and,

Whereas, effective child abuse prevention, investigation and treatment programs succeed because of partnerships among public and private agencies, schools, religious organizations, medical services, and the business community; and,

Whereas, everyone should become more aware of child abuse prevention and consider helping caregivers raise their children in a safe, nurturing environment; now,

Therefore, I, Mayor Laura Hill, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of April 2017, as  Child Abuse Prevention Month in the city of Southlake, Texas, and urge all citizens to work together to help reduce child abuse and neglect significantly in the years to come.