Our Mission is to support victims of child abuse and neglect,
provide for the needs of Waller County children in foster care,
and educate the community regarding these issues.

To report suspected child abuse or neglect , please call:
1-800-252-5400

Waller County Child Welfare Board (WCCWB)
An organization dedicated to support children involved in the foster care system
&
Waller County Welfare Charity a 501(c)(3) - nonprofit operated by the
Waller County Child Welfare Board

We’re Here to Help
The WCCWB is comprised of a group of volunteers who are concerned about the welfare of all children who suffer from abuse and neglect. These dedicated volunteers are appointed by the Waller County Commissioners’ court to coordinate state and local child welfare services, and to also promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families in their communities.

What We Do
* Supports prevention and treatment for both child abuse and neglect.
* Works diligently alongside Child Protective Services and CASA to assist children in care.
* Promotes the adoptions of children.
* Work tirelessly to provide a plethora of assistance, such as financial support for the children in custody in the Department of Child and Protective Services (CPS).
* Provide Family Base Services
* Assist Child Protective Services with investigations.
* Address Special Requests for needs. Click here for Special Request Form. 

We Work To
* Normalize the lives of children in the foster care system.
* Sponsor events to promote awareness of child abuse prevention, recruit foster & adoptive homes.
* Maintain the “Rainbow Room” to meet immediate & emergency needs of children in CPS services.
* Host holiday celebrations and other special events for foster children.
* Cooperate with other organizations to education & coordinate community programs for the  ....welfare of the children.

Our Achievements
* High school graduation celebration for those who graduated while still in in foster care custody.
* Provision of quarterly allotments of clothing and shoes purchased for children in foster care.
* Back to School Fun Day including School Supply Distribution.
* Christmas Party and gift giving for those in foster care from Waller County.
* Celebrations for the newly Adoptive Families.

If you would like to serve on this board, visit the Volunteer page or please contact your local Commissioner -- Click Here

Waller County Child Welfare Board - By Laws

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please
make a check or money order payable to the: 
Waller County Child Welfare Charity 
P.O. Box 664, Hempstead, TX 77445

Want to volunteer for an Event?
Volunteers 
as always needed at community and special events. Please contact Carla Foster-Pitts at pittswccwb@gmail.com.

Want to volunteer your business services?
We are seeking the opportunity to wrok with Event Planners, Caters, Bounce House rentals, etc. Please contact Katine Harris at waller.cwb.2017@gmail.com.

Want to become a Board Member or Volunteer?

Greeting,

Thank you for your interest in serving on the Waller County Child Welfare Board (WCCWB). Please review the information brochure that gives you more information about the organization. Additionally, there is a Volunteer Interest Form, please use this to indicate how you would like to get involved with the organization and return it to Katina Harris at waller.cwb.2017@gmail.com.

WCCWB Brochure

Volunteer Interest Form

Please see the additional forms required for individuals who wish to serve as board members. All WCCWB members must reside in Waller County and have background checks (even if you have already been cleared by another organization). You also must agree to maintain the confidentiality of DFPS children. Please complete these forms and email them to Evelyn Jacobs at Evelyn.Jacobs@dfps.state.tx.us. Once Ms. Jacobs completes your background check, she will email your approval status to you. This process may take several weeks. However, you can still volunteer with the WCCWB or attend any of our meetings.

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Confidential Form

Please feel free to contact your County Commissioner for
more information regarding serving on this board
-- Click Here

 

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April is Child Abuse Awareness Month
08/29/2019

Waller County Child Welfare Board Meetings
08/29/2019

Regular monthly meetings are typically held on the 3rd Monday
at the Waller County Courthouse
836 Austin, St., Hempstead, TX 77445


Foster Parent & Volunteer Appreciation Event
08/29/2019
More information coming soon!

Thank you for considering helping Waller County children involved in Child Protective Services programs. Throughout the year, children removed from their homes have various needs. Waller County Child Welfare Board seeks the following donations.

Click on links below to view needs:

Rainbow Room Needs

Back to School Needs 

Christmas - Sponsor a Child

or

Looking to Donate?

The Waller County Child Welfare Board is always looking for financial and in-kind donations to better serve the needs of our children.

To give a financial donation, please make checks payable to Waller County Child Welfare Charity and mail donation to P.O. Box 664, Hempstead, TX 77445.

To donate NEW ITEMS to our “Rainbow Room”, please deliver to Child Protect Services (CPS) at 1739 13th Street, Hempstead, TX 77445 between 8am - 5pm.

In January 2019 there were 29,927children in foster care in Texas 
& 3,378 
children waiting for adoptive families.

Maltreatment in Texas and the Child Welfare System
*In 2015, Texas had over 800,000 confirmed cases of child maltreatment according to
National Child Abuse & Neglect Data System
*26% of these victims were less than one year old.
*162 died from maltreatment.
*Approx. 60% of the victims who survive maltreatment end up in the child welfare system.
*Waller County, Texas averages 60 children in the foster care system yearly.

How to help?
Consider being a Foster Parent or Adoption. Start by using the informational links below or attending a local meeting. 

Local Meetings

Foster Care and Becoming a Foster Parent

Learn about Adoption

Waller County Child Welfare Board Members

Chairperson - Katina Harris (936) 463-1893                                                       waller.cwb.2017@gmail.com

Vice ChairpersonCarla Foster-Pitts                                                                pittswccwb@gmail.com

Secretary - Sherry McIntyre                                                                               wccwb2019@gmail.com

Treasurer - Debra Ferris                                                                                      ferris.wccwb@gmail.com

ParliamentarianScott Green (281) 808-1673                                                  scottgreen@wallercounty.us

Annette Baker                                                                                                       annettebaker02@gmail.com

Tracy Sebesta                                                                                                        tam3602@gmail.com

Dr. Shelby Smith                                                                                                   doc.cwb19@gmail.com

Debra Mergel, Attorney                                                                                      mergel.law@gmail.com

3rd Annual Sporting Clay Fundraiser
08/29/2019

SAVE the DATE

July 25th @ 8am

Flyer and more information coming soon!


2nd Annual Sporting Clay Fundraiser Wrap Up
07/30/2019

Thank you to all the participates and sponsors for supporting the
Waller County Child Welfare for the 2019 event.

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Keith Thaemar

Justin Beckendorff

Austin Green

Jack Fitzgerald

Kent Freeman

Andrew Bozant

Tish Davis

Danny Pearson

Wes Manion

Brian Davis

Michell Mathews

Todd Albert

 

Sponsors & Supporters

Hydie McAlister

McAlister Assets/RCR Rail Co.

Algeria Brazilian Grill

Sheriff R. Glenn Smith

County Judge Trey Duhon

Richardson Law Office

Commissioner Walter Smith

Commissioner Justin Beckendorff

Andrew Bozant

Chammas Cutters

Brookshire Auto Care

EHRA Engineers

JT Howard Insurance

Rick Pearce

 


Event Photos


2nd Annual Sporting Clay Fundraiser
07/23/2019

2nd Annual Sporting Clay Event

Contact - Scott Green (281) 808-1673 / scottgreen@wallercounty.us

Westside Sporting Grounds
10120 Pattison Rd
Katy, TX 77493


The Waller County Child Welfare Board would like to thank all its partners for helping it fulfill the mission to provide normalcy for Waller County children in care.

Because of its partners’ support in 2018, the WCCWB provided: 


Adoption celebration luncheons 
Easter baskets 
Clothes
Shoes
Back packs 
School supplies 
Christmas gifts 
Car seats
Beds 
Tutoring services 
graduation gifts 
Extra curricula activities

Your contributions, gifts, and volunteer hours helped this board to make the lives of the Waller County children in care to be more normal. The Waller County Child Welfare Board appreciates your partnership in 2018. As we enter another year, this board looks forward to your continued help in providing normalcy for the children it serves. 

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please
make a check or money order payable to the: 
Waller County Child Welfare Charity
PO Box 664 Hempstead, TX 77445