Family Compass was established in 1992 as a result of escalating incidents of child abuse and a lack of services focused on primary prevention. The agency was founded by more than 400 Dallas Exchange Club members to serve this purpose and bring home to communities throughout North Texas.
In 2012 we celebrated our 20th anniversary and changed our name from Child Abuse Prevention Center to Family Compass. In November, 2014 we merged with Family Outreach Richardson-Plano (FORP), a 41-year old non-profit with a similar mission, into its organization. The merged organization will provide child abuse prevention services in both Dallas and Collin Counties and operate going forward under the Family Compass name. Just last year 1,168 children in Collin County were confirmed victims of child abuse or neglect and as the county's population continues to grow rapidly, so does the risk of abuse. The value this merger brings to Collin County is clear--enhancing existing child abuse prevention programming with the evidence-based curricula and infrastructure of Family Compass and expansion of services to reach more at risk children and families.
Since inception, Family Compass has served over 41,000 children and parents in North Texas. Additionally, all of our primary programs; Parent Aide, Healthy Families and Triple P Parenting Education have received national accreditation indicating that we implement these programs with the highest levels of fidelity.