DFPS caseworkers rely on communities to help families struggling with abuse, neglect, and exploitation.   Eleven thousand, eight hundred and sixty-eight (11,868) trained volunteers and at least 114 volunteer groups worked with DFPS to help families.  Volunteers logged more than 100,000 hours doing a variety of important things to help Texans who are least able to protect themselves. Examples include answering phones and text messages at the Texas Youth and Runaway Hotline and building community resources for families. You can learn how to become a DFPS volunteer.