History

Partnerships for Children was incorporated in February of 2003 and gained 501c3 status the following August. We are partners with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services/Child Protective Services (TDFPS/CPS) with our offices located in the Region 7 Department of Family and Protective Services building in Austin, Texas.

Partnerships for Children opened their doors with two core programs; the Rainbow Room and Holiday Wishes. The Rainbow Room is a 24/7 resource center located within CPS headquarters. Through the Rainbow Room, we distribute new essential items such as clothing, formula, diapers, hygiene supplies, and beds to clients of CPS caseworkers. Our Holiday Wishes program provides gifts to children who might otherwise not experience the joy of the holiday season and opening presents. We work with local companies, churches, non-profits and individuals to provide these children with gifts from their individual wish lists.

Through community support, we have built on our mission to better serve our caseworkers by growing our existing programs and adding new programs like YES Mentoring, The Heart Gallery, and Caseworker Appreciation.  We are able to do this successfully and effectively because of our unique relationship with the area caseworkers. You can learn more about these wonderful programs under the “Programs” tab.

Our beneficiaries are the clients of CPS caseworkers, including children in foster care, family based safety services, relative placements, group homes and families under investigation.