The Coronavirus Children’s Resiliency Collaborative (CCRC) includes over 60 representatives of Houston-based organizations to facilitate cross-sector collaboration in tending to the needs of the whole child. Interested in joining or learning more about the collaborative? Sign up to receive more information and regular updates below.


In Harris County, 47% of children live in low-income homes. These families are trying to cope with the impact of COVID-19 just like the rest of the nation. However, they lack what many of us take for granted, including easy access to food, computers for online learning, access to health services, and quality child care. With the forced “stay home, work safe” order, many of our low-income families have lost their jobs and income, and will not have the ability to collect stimulus payments. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a dire need for basic necessities for a lot of families. And, the reality is, their return to normalcy will not be in June as predicted by our nation’s leaders. The current economic state, unfortunately, will affect our most vulnerable families for years to come.

On Wednesday, April 1, at 10:30 a.m., local experts came together to demand attention to and help for our families who need it most. Advocates from leading nonprofits discussed how we ensure no families are left behind.


  • Dr. Bob Sanborn, President & CEO, CHILDREN AT RISK
  • Juliet Stipeche, City of Houston Mayor’s Office
  • Dr. Teandra Gordon, Director of School-Based Behavioral Health, Legacy Health
  • Brian Greene, President & CEO, Houston Food Bank
  • Stephen Ives, President & CEO, YMCA Greater Houston
  • Colleen Dippel, CEO, Families Empowered
  • Renae Vania Tomczak, President & CEO, Mental Health America of Greater Houston
  • Yael Ross, Director, [email protected] Center for New American Children

C-CRC Participating Organizations

Avenue CDC
Baker Ripley
Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston
CASE for Kids
Catholic Charities
Children’s Museum Houston
Collaborative for Children
Communities in Schools Houston
Community in Schools
Families Empowered

First 3 Years
Harris County Judge’s Office
Harris County Public Health
Houston Endowment
Houston Food Bank
Houston Independent School District
Legacy Community Health
Houston Mayor’s Office
Mental Health America of Houston
Neuhaus Education Center

Save the Children
Texas Children’s Hospital
The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
United Way of Greater Houston
Wayne Duddlesten Foundation
Workforce Solutions
YMCA of Houston

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