Lubbock is one of only seven counties in the state to receive funding.
HOPES is coming to Lubbock County. Project HOPES (Healthy Outcomes through
Prevention & Early Support), a program developed by the Texas Department
of Prevention and Early Intervention Services (PEIS) provides multiple
areas of wrap-around services to support families with children prenatal
to age five. Lubbock County was chosen for funding as one of only seven
counties in the State of Texas.
In total Lubbock County will receive just under $1 million in Project HOPES
backing that will fund a variety of initiatives. The grant was formally
announced at a kickoff and informational event at Wednesday (March 2)
at Covenant Women’s and Children’s. Agencies serving families
in Lubbock County and the general public are invited to attend to obtain
more information and learn specifics on the program and processes for
Program services are determined by individual communities participating
and are based on an assessment of needs in the community to be served.
The ultimate goal is to provide guidance to families on normal child development
and to provide ongoing support to parents in the critical first years
of a child’s life.
Lubbock County’s Project HOPES initiative is a collaboration of the
Parenting Cottage, Covenant Children’s, City of Lubbock Health Department,
Lubbock Area United Way – Success by 6, and other entities to bring
both an expansion of current services as well as the addition of new services
to families residing in Lubbock County.
Support for Lubbock County’s submission of the multi-year funding
proposal came from the Lubbock Area United Way, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce,
Lubbock Independent School District, Frenship Independent School District,
Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District, City of Lubbock, Workforce
Solutions, City of Wolfforth Police Department and also faith-based entities.
Specific initiatives funded include implementation of:
- Parents as Teachers, a home visitation program that assists families by
providing parent education and guidance
- Community education related to child abuse, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden
Infant Death Syndrome, and pregnancy-related depression
- Pregnancy-related depression counseling
- Faith-based education and awareness activities around child abuse
- Navigator to assist victims of domestic abuse
CONTACT: Lucas Divine, Project Manager, Covenant Children’s, (806) 725-6567, or