In 1989, a group of concerned citizens created Community Partners of Dallas to assist Child Protective Services (CPS) caseworkers in meeting the needs of abused and neglected children. The program was replicated throughout the State of Texas resulting in Greater Texas Community Partners (GTCP), which was a partnership between CPS and communities throughout Texas. Prior to the establishment of Community Partners, caseworkers relied on their own personal resources or spent hours of precious time searching for resources to meet the needs of the children they served. State budgets do not contain enough funds to provide these children with basic needs such as clothes, baby formula, school supplies, and toiletries. Community Partners facilitates private sector support to meet the needs of CPS children.
Community Partners of El Paso, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) organization, is a group of volunteers dedicated to meeting the daily needs of abused and neglected children and their families being serviced by Child Protective Services (CPS). Our main project, The Rainbow Room, is an emergency resource room where CPS caseworkers can obtain items such as clothing, diapers, personal hygiene items, school supplies, car seats, port-a-cribs and other necessary items to enhance the lives of these children.