Hays County Child Protective Board

Promoting a safe environment for all children!

The statistics are staggering!

Once you see the statistics, you can begin to understand the enormity of the problems we face in caring for children who do not have safe, healthy, and loving homes.

  • Nationwide FOUR children die every day from abuse/neglect

  • Confirmed Victims of Abuse/Neglect in 2021:

        • Statewide – Over 68,000 Children

        • Hays County – 500 Children

  • Children Removed from their homes due to Abuse/Neglect in 2021:

        • Statewide – Over 16,000 Children

        • Hays County – Over 180 Children

  • Increase in child population in Hays County from 2010 to 2020: 36%

  • Increase in Hays County children placed in State care from 2014 to 2021: 75%

Top Contributions by the Hays County Child Protective Board in 2020-2021:

  • over $58,500 in gift cards for emergency and basic clothing

  • over $21,500 in gift cards for back-to-school clothing

  • over $16,500 in gift cards for holiday, birthday, and special recognition gifts

  • over $16,000 for bedding

  • over $5,500 for emergency food and shelter