Texanthropy Spotlight: Spring Branch Family Development Center – 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Award Winner
Today I’m highlighting the second-to-last of the 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Award Winner – the Spring Branch Family Development Center. The Center was awarded the Community Leadership Award for Family Services – an award that recognizes an individual, group or organization for strengthening their community’s family services sector through intentional partnerships and connections in order to craft collaborative solutions to local needs
The Spring Branch Family Development Center coordinates a multi-agency collaborative, providing educational, recreational, health and social services in English and Spanish. Opening in 2001, the Spring Branch Family Development Center serves over 12,000 people annually and provides low-income families with one-stop access to many holistic tools to help them succeed. Over the past eleven years, the Center has hosted an annual Back-to-School Health Fair. Over 40 community vendors and 300 volunteers are involved in the Health Fair, which has enabled over 45,000 community members to receive over $2.75 million worth of services by providing free immunizations to 5,000 children and distributing 25,000 backpacks with school supplies.
Congratulations to the Spring Branch Family Development Center, and thank you for all of the work you do bettering your community and the lives of those in it.