Here at CWLA, we have been in constant communication with our colleagues in Texas as they face the extraordinary challenges brought on by this winter storm. We know that, based on prior experiences, staff shortages and access to resources are often an issue in the wake of natural disasters—and now are amplified due to the pandemic. 

We have told our Texas colleagues about our willingness to offer our assistance in a safe way. We are focusing on identifying tasks that can be done remotely, thus allowing our colleagues in Texas to focus their efforts on meeting the immediate needs of children and families on the ground. 

We encourage CWLA members and friends to consider supporting fellow CWLA Member agencies in Texas who are in need. In order to prevent duplicate efforts, we suggest that you contact the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services directly. All donations will go to Texas child- and family-serving organizations in need. 

For your convenience, the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services accepts donations online. To make a donation, follow this link.

Please note that the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations made to this organization are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

CWLA will continue to check in on our Member agencies in Texas to offer additional resources and words of encouragement. As you prepare for the upcoming weekend, please keep our friends and colleagues in the Texas area in your thoughts and prayers.