Lend a Hand

The Lend a Hand luncheon is aimed at bringing awareness and advocacy for abused and neglected children.

Friday, April 14 from 11:30am-1pm
The Jo and Holt Hickman Center
ACH Child and Family Services
3712 Wichita Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76119

Learn how our community is addressing child abuse.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Lend a Hand Luncheon is aimed at bringing about awareness and advocacy for abused and neglected children. During 2022 in North Texas there were over 20,000 confirmed child abuse or neglect victims. 5,506 of those children were right here in Tarrant County. In fact, Tarrant County has among the highest numbers of confirmed child abuse and neglect cases of any county in Texas.

Mattie Parker

Fort Worth Mayor

CEO Dr. Wayne Carson

ACH Child and Family Services

Child Abuse Prevention is everyone’s responsibility, and we want more people to understand how important this issue is to our community. Panelists will participate in a discussion on how these organizations are working together to address the needs of children in Tarrant County.

Supporters can commit to learning more and taking action. Have a Heart and Lend a Hand to help us bring awareness to this important cause.

2023 Panel

Chief Neil Noakes

Fort Worth Police Department

Susan Garnett

Chief Executive Officer MHMR of Tarrant County

Julie Evans

Executive Director
Alliance for Children

April Jastrzab

Director of Behavioral Health Social Services
JPS Health Network

Bennie Medlin

Director and Chief Juvenile Probation Officer
Tarrant County Juvenile Services

Presenting Sponsor

Champion Sponsors

Robert and Jane Ferguson

Alan and Sarah Bennett

Advocate Sponsors

BNSF Railway Company

Cam and Lynn Newman

Chris and Brenda Mesa

CK Family Services

Cook Children’s Health Care System

Gladney Center for Adoption

Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford

JPS Foundation

Kyle Whitaker with Anna Alvarado

Our Community Our Kids

Truitt and Kay Kimbrough

Donate Today!

Support our efforts to increase awareness and prevent child abuse by donating today.

All donations received will support ACH operating costs.

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