Posts by Sharon Dearman

TCSI Harvey Recovery Fund

Even if you and your family were not directly impacted by Harvey, you likely know someone who was. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your neighbors. The Center itself was fortunate. The buildings did not flood. We never lost power. We had plenty of food for the kids and staff…

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Everyone is Safe

The Center has staff, food and electricity. There is some street flooding but there is none in the building. Everyone is safe. We will keep you updated if anything changes. Stay safe.

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Wade Phillips “Son of Bum” Book Signing – June 20th

Bill Baldwin and the Center for Success and Independence invite you to a special fundraising event with football great Wade Phillips. Phillips will be signing copies of his new book “Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life.” The memoir delves into two of the most storied careers in American football,…

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Wade Phillips Book Signing – June 20

Join Wade Phillips, the Ram’s new defensive coordinator, at a signing of his new book, Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life, benefitting the Center for Success and Independence. The signing will take place the evening of June 20th at the home of Bill Baldwin, 205 Bayland in Houston.  Like his…

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TCSI in the News: PREP Program Helps Counter Sex Trafficking in Houston

February 15, 2017 Federal News   Recognizing the high incidence of human trafficking in Houston, two and a half years ago, a nonprofit organization, The Center for Success and Independence (TCSI), partnered with the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department (HCJPD) on a program to counter the trafficking of adolescent girls and young women. Starting with…

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Bejeweled 2017 – A Tremendous Success

Thanks to our generous sponsors, donors, and planning committee, Bejeweled 2017 was a tremendous success, raising over $45,000 – and we aren’t finished counting. It was a wonderful night of dancing, shopping, and festivities!  We can now establish a treatment scholarship fund for teens who cannot afford treatment at the Center. Thank you! Pictures from…

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Save the Date: Bejeweled 2017 – February 11th

Join us for an evening of music and local fare along with a silent and live auction, all benefiting the teens at the Center for Success and Independence. Saturday, February 11, 2017 7 pm Winter Street Studios, Second Floor Gallery 2101 Winter Street Houston, TX 77007

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From Prescription to Addiction: The Teen Drug Abuse Crisis

Thank you to all the healthcare professionals, community members and generous supporters who joined us for “Prescription to Addiction,” an eye-opening educational presentation on the prescription drug abuse crisis endangering today’s teens. Guest speaker Annette Santamaria, PhD, MPH, DABT, a board-certified toxicologist, offered lifesaving insight into the causes of teen addiction, behaviors to watch for,…

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Trauma Informed Care – A Collaborative Approach

What is Trauma Informed Care (TIC)? Trauma Informed Care seeks to incorporate existing, evidence-based knowledge of trauma into all aspects of treatment in order to offer sensitive care and minimize re-victimization. Trauma’s effects can be pervasive and touch on multiple domains in one’s life. The effects run deep and are often self-perpetuating—trauma leads to more trauma…

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