Promoting the vision that everyone can have a part in helping foster children in Houston achieve normalcy and permanency.
Entrusted Houston meets the needs of the foster and adopt community to promote restoration for kids, families, and front line workers in Jesus’ name.
Entrusted Houston was born out of a church ministry to help provide support for foster/adoptive families in the Houston area. Over the years it has grown beyond the church activities and is now a 501(c)(3) organization providing support to foster/adoptive families, Child Protective Services (CPS) and biological families across Houston in a variety of capacities. Entrusted Houston intends to continue their current programs and also develop new ones as the needs arise until every child has a permanent home. Entrusted Houston exists to unite, empower and mobilize churches and individuals across greater Houston to support CPS, foster children, biological families, and foster/adoptive families. We will do this by:
Organizing regional networks of churches to put on an annual appreciation dinner for CPS workers in Region 6A.
Helping raise funds to provide new car seats, beds, and sometimes appliances for biological families and foster families.
Raising awareness of foster care needs in Houston, specifically Region 6A.
Ensuring church mobilization to support this effort until every child has a home.
Educating the community on the goal of Children’s Protective Services and how the system works within Harris County.
Entrusted Houston helps CPS obtain items for their clients to help prevent removal of children from loving homes that need basic necessities for their children. Entrusted Houston is also currently helping replace furniture for visitation rooms that are outdated.
For three years, 2017-2019, we hosted a Child Protective Services Appreciation dinner. This is a time where front-line workers in the fight for child permanency, gather from around Harris County for a night of fun, food, and encouragement from our ministry and guest speakers.
Last year due to COVID-19, we were unable to celebrate the hard work they do like we had hoped to. However, we didn’t let the year go by without showing them some appreciation! On Oct. 16, 2020, we delivered personalized cookies and some words of encouragement to the main office in Harris County!
This year we joined together with DFPS leadership to provide a drive-thru appreciation event! Entrusted Houston sponsored lunch from one of Houston’s favorite food trucks, Whatcha Cravin’! We had a great turnout, and we are looking forward to the event we are already planning for 2022!
DFPS Caseworker Christmas
The holidays can be difficult for families in need and for those serving them. For the past 6 years, Entrusted Houston has come alongside the Department of Family and Protective Services to support them in helping provide families with assistance for Christmas. Galatians 6:2 instructs us in this saying, “Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.” Likewise, if we can ease any burden for caseworkers during the holidays, it is Entrusted’s desire to meet that need. This year, so many of you chose to join us, and because of your incredible generosity, together we were able to provide 1206 children with gifts for Christmas! Thank you so much to each and every one of you!