Southcross Energy believes it has a moral obligation to help make the world a better place. We are dedicated to having a positive impact on the communities where our employees live and work through the way we do business and by partnering with local charities.

As part of our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives our Social Committee plans and develops initiatives to support the local communities in which we work in.

Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4H logosFuture Farmers of America (FFA) and 4H

Southcross Energy actively participates and supports our local communities FFA Organizations and 4H Clubs.

DeWitt County Junior Livestock ShowDeWitt County Junior Livestock Show

Southcross donated funds to support the DeWitt County Junior Livestock Show. The money went toward the purchase of a swine (pig) that a local young lady raised and showed at the stock show. The funds she received will assist her participation in next year’s project and help her begin a college fund.

Frio County Junior Livestock Show

Southcross donated funds to help eleven (11) young adults afford next year’s livestock project and start a college fund. This program helps children learn responsibility, life skills, and discipline. Programs involved in the show include the local 4H and Future Farmers of America.

Children’s Alliance of South Texas

Children’s Alliance of South Texas logoSouthcross Energy supports The Children’s Alliance of South Texas which has provided services to children and their non-offending caregivers since October 2013.  The children who visit Children’s Alliance of South Texas have endured a lot in their young lives:  physical and sexual abuse; the witnessing of a crime; exploitation through the internet; child pornography; risk of abuse and/or neglect or human trafficking.

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South Texas Children’s
Home Ministries (STCH Ministries)

STCH Ministries logoChildren come to Homes for Children for many reasons. Sometimes a parent or grandparent:

  • Can no longer care for children due to their own health problems or issues,
  • Is experiencing depression or struggling with behavior-related concerns with a child,
  • Is dealing with substance abuse issues, or
  • Is experiencing a season of crisis.

Children placed at Homes for Children live with houseparents.  Each cottage functions much like a normal household, with meals prepared in the home and the family enjoying activities together. Houseparents show children what it is like to be part of a traditional, happy family. They attend public school and local churches and participate in sports and a variety of life-building activities.

Children may live in a Homes for Children “family home” temporarily, while difficult circumstances or conflicts are resolved, or may stay as long as care is needed.

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Sinton CPS Rainbow Room

This is a partnership between Child Protective Services and the community based on the belief that through joint efforts, a CPS caseworker is better able to protect and assist families and children in crisis.

Rainbow Rooms are 24/7 resource centers usually located within local Child Protective Services (CPS) offices. In the Rainbow Room, CPS caseworkers can obtain supplies for children who are victims of abuse or neglect, including clothing, school supplies, diapers, and much more.

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Be a Resource for CPS Kids (BEAR)

Be a Resource for CPS Kids (BEAR) logoBEAR is the only 501(c)(3) organization working with Harris County CPS and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services that offers unique programs that provide not only basic needs for recently uprooted children, but also supportive services that provide comfort, dignity, and celebrations of successes that propel abused and neglected children toward a successful future. This partnership with the county and state is vital to BEAR’s success as an organization, allowing $0.85 of every dollar earned through fundraising efforts to go back to effectively operating four core programs. The growing need for BEAR’s services is clearly evident by the fact that in the 24 years since inception, BEAR has grown from an annual operating budget of $7,000 to one of over $1.5M.

For the last 24 years, BEAR has been an important advocate for the most vulnerable population in Houston, its children. This advocacy is represented through the basic necessities provided for children in BEAR rooms year-round, the uniforms distributed each fall, the Christmas gifts wrapped and delivered each winter, and the canvas photos of adoptable children that will soon be displayed year-round throughout venues in Houston. BEAR is not able to operate these vital programs, however, without the generosity and support from the community.

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