At Upbring, we’re changemakers determined to create a world where all children are cherished. We understand that breaking the cycle of child abuse means more than removing children from harmful situations and providing clothing, food and shelter. Because when the cycle is broken, it means children get to live every moment of every day with every inch of their whole hearts. So you’ve got to help children heal physically, emotionally and spiritually. Upbring does this.
We’ve been helping children thrive for more than 135 years, and we’re not stopping. We have an opportunity to shape not only the way we deliver our programs and services, but shape the way Texas treats children. We have Faith in Every Future.
What does breaking the cycle of child abuse really look like?
It looks like a 3-year-old girl dressing up in a ball gown and her mama’s pearls to share tea with her daddy and favorite teddy bear.
It looks like a 7-year-old boy winning the spelling bee and seeing his mom and grandpa applaud from the audience.
It looks like a 12-year-old girl staring at her reflection in the mirror and feeling a sense of beauty and self-worth because every single day her parents look at her and say, “We’re so glad you’re our daughter.”
It looks like the appreciation in the eyes of a 16-year-old boy whose father tells him he’s proud of him, even though he fumbled the winning touchdown.
Breaking the cycle of child abuse looks like bedtime tuck-ins, cheers from crowd, family game nights and kisses on scraped knees. It looks like forgiving hugs after big mistakes, bowls of soup to console stuffy noses, and splashing through puddles on rainy days.
Breaking the cycle of child abuse doesn’t mean children will live a perfect life, but it means they will live well loved—a life where they are invited, wanted, seen, heard, celebrated and treasured.