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ESCAPE

Founded in 1983 by local Exchange Clubs, the ESCAPE Family Resource Center works to prevent child abuse and neglect in Fort Bend County and the Houston area. Last year, about 3,500 parents and children learned how to live together safely and supportively through ESCAPE programs. ESCAPE programs are unique for being:

  • Family Focused – They address the needs of both parents and children.
  • Convenient to Families – Taking place in neighborhoods where the need is greatest.
  • Collaborative – Presented in partnership with other service agencies that serve vulnerable families. Exchangites help the center with donations of cash and volunteers to help run programs. They are the primary source for Parent Aides to help Fort Bend families.

Parent Aide Program

Professionally trained club members help parents learn to build their self-confidence, self-esteem and improve their coping skills. Parents benefit by understanding the developmental needs of their children better, while learning how to manage their home environment more effectively. The long-term supportive relationship, which develops between the parent aide and family, helps to break the cycle of abuse.


Teacher Aides

Club members act as aides for the classroom based training programs given to parents and children. Most programs occur in evening based two hour sessions and range from two to seven sessions.


Raising cash for programs

A substantial portion of the funds from our annual fund raising “Spaghetti Supper” go to the ESCAPE center. Smaller fund raisers occur throughout the year and members volunteer at Gulf Coast District Exchange Clubs’ events such as the annual Rib Fest in Old Town Spring at the end of October.


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Crissy Nolen,
Feb 10, 2013, 7:13 PM
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Crissy Nolen,
Feb 10, 2013, 7:13 PM
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Crissy Nolen,
Feb 10, 2013, 7:13 PM