Did you know that 222 children died in Texas in 2016 due to child abuse and neglect? 6 children in Nueces county and 2 in San Patricio were killed as a direct result of child abuse.

April is the month of Child abuse and Neglect awareness; Education Service Center Reg.2, and the HOPES program in collaboration with other community agencies are shining the light on child abuse and neglect.

Ruth Castillo, coordinator with Healthy Outcomes Through Prevention & Early Support, or H.O.P.E.S. shows us how we can help put an end to child abuse in the Coastal Bend.

For more information call: 361-561-8529