Through the desire to help families and children, Our Place became a member of LEAF. In 2019, Our Place (the Lamb County sector of LEAF) was awarded the federal Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant.
A Cultural Framework
One way HOHC desires to change the legacy of Lamb County is through establishing a culture of hope through deeper relationship with the youth of our community. Research shows that regardless of the home-life a child may be in, they can be taught how to hope, which is the power that leads to success. Though we don’t control most of the risk in children, we do control much of the hope.
Adults who thrive after an “at-risk” childhood have some common experiences. The most prominent of these is the presence of caring adults in their young lives. Be they neighbors, family, teachers or bus drivers, these adults connected with, encouraged, questioned and believed in these kids.
Using the Kids at Hope cultural framework, HOHC will train adults who come into contact with youth in the methodology of hope.
For more details about Kids at Hope visit their website:
Llano Estacado Alliance For Families (LEAF) is a group of various entities and consumers that formed a Coalition to help our communities with mental health needs and to erase stigma of mental health.
This Coalition was formed in part to help our local Mental Health Authority. Lamb County’s mental health authority is Central Plains Center which is located in Plainview. Central Plains Center covers 9 counties. The LEAF Coalition covers 11 because one of the counties, Floydada has two other counties that is located outside of the catchment area. Lamb County, Swisher County, Castro County, Hale County, and etc., we all have members that represent our counties.
The grant was written by Kay Brotherton for the Lamb County sector of LEAF. It was awarded to Our Place which is considered the Lamb County LEAF. The Lamb Juvenile Probation Department is also a LEAF coalition member. The intent of the grant is for Our Place in partnership with the Juvenile Probation and Lamb County as the grants operator to work with the whole community developing a drug-free community lifestyle.
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