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Help Me Grow Texas

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Help Me Grow Texas: Connecting Families to Community Services  

MCH leads the Help Me Grow Texas project. MCH works with communities to implement the Help Me Grow framework so Texas families have support.

The early years of a child’s life are important for a healthy future. Help Me Grow Texas links families to resources in their community to help meet children’s needs. Community services include:

  • Agencies that provide health care
  • Quality early learning experiences
  • Information about healthy development

The benefits of a community participating in Help Me Grow Texas are:

  • Families have information and resources to help their children to succeed
  • Providers can identify vulnerable children and support them
  • Stakeholders can build capacity to meet the needs of children and families
  • Communities can see improved outcomes  

MCH is pleased to announce the 2020 Help Me Grow Texas Cohort communities! The cohort will run from August 2020 to August 2021.

Cohort communities were selected based on community readiness, need, capacity and infrastructure. We also considered the history of the organization's performance and other factors. Each community designated a local organization to lead their communities’ efforts.

The 2020 Cohort participants are:

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  • Easterseals Rio Grande Valley
    Serving: Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy County  
  • My Health My Resources of Tarrant County
    Serving: Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise County   
  • North Texas Area United Way
    Serving: Archer, Clay, and Wichita County    
  • Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center
    Serving: El Paso County   
  • United Way for Greater Austin
    Serving: Travis and Williamson County    
  • United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
    Serving: Bexar County

If you have questions, please contact us at HMGTexas@dshs.texas.gov. More information about Help Me Grow can be found at helpmegrownational.org. 

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Last updated February 1, 2021