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What We Do

Healthy Outcomes through Prevention & Early Support (HOPES) is a flexible community grant that funds a wide variety of innovative initiatives and supports for families with children 0-5 years of age. Supports typically include home visiting services, as well as other supports that build protective factors, such as parent support groups, maternal depression screening, early literacy promotion, case management, and parent education. HOPES grants also include local collaborations with health care, faith-based organizations, child welfare, early childhood education, and other child and family services in the community.

Who We Serve

Families with children ages 0-5 years old who are considered at risk for abuse and neglect.

Map of Providers and Communities

Map of Texas, showing providers across the state. For a text version of HOPES providers, check the PEI Provider Directory.

For additional provider details, see the Fiscal Year 2021 PEI Provider Directory.

How We Measure Success

  • Children remain safe during services, within 1 year (98.8% in FY20) and 3 years (94.8% in FY20).
  • Increase in protective factors, such as family functioning and resiliency, social supports, and nurturing/attachment (86% of caregivers in FY20).

Program Data

  • Program Start Date: 2014
  • Target Number of Youth/Families Served Annually, FY21: 8,768
  • Average Number of Youth/ Families Served Per Month, FY20: 2,653
  • Counties Served: 54
  • Annual Budget for Community Contracts: $23,793,506
  • Total Number of Community Grantees/ Sub-grantees: 27 Grantees 23 Sub-grantees
  • Average Grantee Budget: $881,241

HOPES Success Story

Family Abuse Center, McLennan County

After years of suspecting her child behaved differently than her peers, Tina supported by her home educator, had her child psychologically evaluated. After months on a waitlist, the child was evaluated and diagnosed with autism. Tina has actively sought therapies, services, and resources to help her child, and she and her home educator have worked together to adapt techniques of positive discipline based on her child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development. With the help and support of her home educator, Tina is discovering new ways to teach and connect with her child.