CONROE, Texas -- Not even snow could keep community leaders, elected officials and members of law enforcement from coming out on the chilly morning of Dec. 8 to support a breakfast hosted by Precinct 3 Constable Ryan Gable at Longhorn Steakhouse in The Woodlands to raise funds for Children’s Safe Harbor.
This was the fourth year in a row that Longhorn Steakhouse has underwritten the “Campfire Breakfast” for which guests contributed a $20 donation to the children’s advocacy center for each ticket. The event raised $4,740, which was a thousand dollars more than the previous year. And with a matching donation from an anonymous donor, the final tally reached $9,480.
Children's Safe Harbor offers specialized services to traumatized and abused children (ages 2-17) and their families. Children can share their experiences of abuse through a unique narrative investigation process called a forensic interview. Specialized medical evaluations and weekly individual, family, and group counseling services are all available at no cost to the child victims and their non-offending family members. As a nationally-accredited nonprofit organization Montgomery, San Jacinto and Walker counties, Children’s Safe Harbor is part of a nationwide effort to protect and enhance the life of every child who has the courage to battle sexual or severe physical abuse by healing the trauma of abuse and facilitating justice for children and their families.
“We are extremely grateful for Constable Ryan Gable as he has once again teamed up with Billy Banks, the Managing Partner of Longhorn Steakhouse, to host this special fundraiser for us,” said Victoria Constance, MSPH, PhD, Executive Director and CEO of the Board of Directors for Children’s Safe Harbor. “Each year this breakfast event grows in popularity, and it is a special time to see so many people gather together to support us.
“Fundraising is more important than ever before as we continue to see an astounding increase in the number of children we serve. By providing forensic interviewing, medical services, family advocacy, and counseling at no cost to the families, we are fighting the injustice of child abuse and facilitating healing for these young victims who are so courageous.”
According to Dr. Constance, the case load facilitated by Children’s Safe Harbor has grown from seeing an average of 99 per month to more than doubling in the recent months.
Children’s Safe Harbor is currently seeking volunteers and corporate sponsors to assist with their mission: to protect and enhance the life of every child who has the courage to battle sexual or severe physical abuse.
To make a donation or to volunteer, see their website at www.ChildrensSafeHarbor.org or call (936) 756-4644, extension 234. Children’s Safe Harbor is a non-profit 501C (3) tax exempt organization. Their main office is located at 1519 Oddfellow Street in Conroe, Texas.