July 6, 2020

Dear friends,

Several years ago I was in the parking lot, heading to my car at the end of the day.  It was one of those hot, dry, windy summer days.  One of the mothers I had gotten to know stopped me to talk.  Her youngest had been in Early Head Start (serves 6-weeks t...

May 29, 2020

Dear friends,

Last week was a big week for us with the Texas Governor’s announcement that child care can open to children of non-essential workers. Parents immediately began calling with requests for their children to return to child care. We are so excited to welcome b...

May 8, 2020

Dear friends,

On Wednesday, like many of us, I took a minute to watch the Blue Angels fly over Fort Worth. I loved the inspiration of their flight formation against the deep blue sky in the midst of all this muddled difficulty. The beauty and precision of their choreogr...

April 10, 2020

First, let me say thank you to all of you who have written encouraging notes or called and who have given so generously in many ways during this time of COVID-19.  I can tell that so many of you want to help even more than you do normally, but with all the distancing p...

April 3, 2020

I remember years ago, receiving a donation of two crumpled dollar bills.  The envelope included no name.  It said only “Because you helped my children.”  Few gifts have touched me in the way that donation did.  Someone who had so little to give, gave from gratitude. Gi...

March 23, 2020

As I was leaving the office on Wednesday last week, I overheard a conversation between a teacher and a mother who’d come to pick up her son from our child development center. The mother, a nurse at a local hospital, was asking typical questions:

How did he do today?  Ho...

May 1, 2019

I’m excited to share the great news that CTL was recently awarded a third Early Head Start (EHS) grant from the U.S. Health and Human Service’s Administration for Children and Families. The grant award totals $7,541,231 and will fund child care and education for an add...

March 1, 2019

Last week, I had an opportunity to speak about family homelessness

at a forum designed to address the growing reality in our community and in our country. 

On the panel with me was a courageous young mother who told her story of waiting to get into a homeless shelter af...

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