Posts Tagged ‘child abuse’

CASA: Helping Children but Needing Help

As Tarrant County leads the state in child-abuse cases, this volunteer-centric nonprofit tries to keep up.
Edward Brown
Mick Rowland first met them two years ago. A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister. “The boy was getting abused by his dad, who wasn’t even supposed to [be around] him,” Rowland recalled. “Mom took off and didn’t w...

Dr. Wayne Carson. Photo by Brian Hutson.

Fostering a New Attitude

ACH is rethinking (and redesigning) foster care.
Edward Brown
Wayne Carson is already seeing improvements. CEO of ACH Child and Family Services, a 100-year-old Fort Worth-based nonprofit that’s recently been hired by the state to oversee foster care in seven counties, including Tarrant,...


BACA’s Bear Hug

Bikers use their tough image to help support abused kids.
The temperature was already in the triple digits that July morning in 2000 when the bikers, decked out in their scariest chains, bandanas, vests, and shades (and clean Levis) rolled out of various suburban garages, 24-hour dine...


“Saginaw Cares” — As Long As You’re Not a Skanky Addict

The unintended irony in one Saginaw resident’s statement was so thick, you could cut it with a knife: “People care, they really do. Saginaw is still a small town.” Big-hearted li’l Saginaw cares so much, they’ve preve...