We are Growing! Wonders & Worries Expands to Houston

Posted on Oct 26, 2020

Houston, Texas, Oct. 2020

Wonders & Worries is proud and grateful to announce the opening of our
first Houston office this September. We have officially launched virtual
support services for our Houston community in September 2020 and will
open our first physical office as soon as health conditions permit.

Wonders & Worries is a Texas-based nonprofit that teaches parents how to parent and kids how to cope during a parent’s serious illness. It’s the only program of its kind in the US, and first in Houston. All our services are offered free of charge by a professional child life staff member. Our Houston office will be the sixth office Wonders & Worries has opened as we continue expanding across Texas.

We are currently accepting referrals for families needing our services in the Houston area. You can make a referral by visiting our website at wondersandworries.org or by calling our direct Houston line at 713-324-8956.

Our Houston child life team has been hired and trained. Please join us in welcoming our three new
child life specialists: Danielle Coleman, Whitney Dubuisson, and Dottie Barnhart.

The first milestone of our Houston Capital Campaign has been achieved thanks to our many donors. Wonders & Worries would like to thank our generous donors, listed below:

The Elkins Foundation
The Fondren Foundation
Harry E. and Eda L. Montandon Charitable Trust
The Jack Webster Grigsby Foundation
Strake Foundation
Susan Vaughan Foundation
William Stamps Farish Fund

Wonders & Worries Co-Founder, Meredith Cooper, praised the generosity the Houston office received from donors and the Houston community.

“The generosity of the Houston community is enabling Wonders
& Worries to ensure that any parent with a serious illness has the
professional child life support for their family to thrive despite
very challenging circumstances,” Cooper said.

Since its inception in 2001, Wonders & Worries has served more than 9,600 children and their families in central Texas and expects to reach about 100 Houston families in its first year. Wonders & Worries’ curriculum is research-based, and our services are available in English and Spanish.

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