TOTFO  HISTORY

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 since then has been providing confidential and compassionate services to families residing in the City of Brownsville and its surrounding communities.

The organization has evolved over the last 30 years from being in a rent-free two bedroom home within the Brownsville Housing Authority to purchasing its own building.  Our menu of services has changed throughout the years to include home-based services, free counseling, summer camps, special projects and campaigns, co-parenting classes and informational workshops.  

As a result of the pandemic, services have been implemented virtually thus allowing us to expand our service area for greater impact.

In Memory of Mrs. Gloria Jean Hughes

        April 13, 1931 - December 16, 2018

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