Tip of Texas Family Outreach (TOTFO) was formed from an idea developed and nurtured by Mrs. Gloria Hughes, a former nurse and member of the Cameron County Child Welfare Board.  She shared her vision of making "the prevention of child abuse" a reality in our community.  In January 1987, her vision was the impetus for the creation of the Tip of Texas Family Outreach.  It was formed by a steering committee comprised of volunteers who held a special passion to serve as advocates for children.  The agency opened its doors to the public in March 1989 and has been providing confidential and compassionate services to families residing in the City of Brownsville and its surrounding communities ever since.

The organization has evolved over the last 30 years from being in a rent-free two bedroom home in the Brownsville Housing Authority to purchasing its own building and paying off the note in 2019.  Our menu of services has changed throughout the years to add home-based services, free counseling, financial literacy sessions, co-parenting classes and informational workshops.  

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