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Our CEO and leadership team serve as trusted resources on child abuse prevention, legislative action, crises involving unaccompanied children, early childhood education and much more. Please consider our team a valuable reliable source of information as you report.

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Strategic Communications and Marketing Team

  • Valerie Villarreal, Director of Public Relations & Communications
    Phone: 512-706-7560 –  Email: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Media Questions

What is your mission?

To break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families, and communities.

What is your vision?

Guided by faith, education, and action, communities will be free of child abuse.

What is Upbring?

We believe abuse insults our humanity. It’s our mission to break that cycle. We are a Texas-wide organization implementing generational innovation to advance child well-being. Generational innovation creates sustainable change that results in positive shifts across generations. As a leading, faith-inspired nonprofit organization, Upbring embraces public-private partnerships. Our partnerships include individual stakeholders; federal, state, and local government agencies; community groups; small businesses, and large corporations. Through them, we deliver services that produce measurable progress toward five key markers of every child’s well-being: safety, life skills, education, health, and vocation. Upbring benefits nearly 30,000 families each year with direct action and its life-changing programs – including foster care, adoption, education, residential treatment, and community services. While Upbring has evolved over more than 135 years of service, our organization remains firmly focused on creating new systems and re-engineering existing systems to deliver innovative programs and services that address the root causes of child abuse and neglect. For more information, please visit upbring.org.