Our Mission

Our mission is to build healthy families and a strong North Texas community by preventing child abuse and neglect.

We accomplish our mission through our two Home Mentoring programs and our Community Education and Outreach program for families that have elevated risk for child abuse and reside throughout Dallas and Collin County.


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Who We Are

Family Compass is the largest nonprofit in North Texas solely dedicated to the mission of child abuse prevention with the primary purpose of keeping vulnerable children from entering the overburdened child welfare system. Our agency enters the lives of vulnerable children at-risk for abuse, and provides their parents with in-home mentoring, education, support, and tools to aid them in becoming stronger, healthier families.


Ona FosterCEO of Family Compass

Meet Our CEO

Ona Foster, LMSW, holds a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Colorado State University. Prior to joining Family Compass, Ona directed the Supervised Visitation Initiative for the Vera Institute of Justice, providing training and technical assistance for two national grant programs under the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. Prior to working for Vera, she spent seven years implementing and directing Faith and Liberty’s Place (FLP) Supervised Visitation Center at The Family Place in Dallas and spent four years working in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office in the Family Violence Unit. Ona joined Family Compass in 2016 as the Chief Executive Officer.


Our Staff

 

Executive & Administration

  • Ona Foster, LMSW
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Cory Jackson
    Director of Finance and Operations

Development

  • Chad Black
    Director of Development
  • Connie Kearns
    Grants Manager
  • Kyla Lynch
    Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
  • Justin Taylor
    Development Coordinator

Community Education and Outreach

  • Sheryldine Samuel, MPH
    Program Director
  • Alicia Foxx
    Community Educator
  • Griselda Montiel
    Bilingual Community Educator

 

Parent Aide Home Mentoring

  • Amy McShane, LCSW
    Clinical Director

  • Jessica Harp, MSW
    Bilingual Parent Aide Case Manager
  • Abby Hernandez, MSW
    Bilingual Parent Aide Case Manager
  • Michelle Lyles, MA
    Parent Aide Case Manager
  • Siamara Williams, MSW
    Parent Aide Case Manager

Growing As Parents Home Mentoring

Dallas County

  • Heidi Saylor, LPC-S
    Program Director
  • Ana Alonso
    Bilingual Parent Educator
  • Jessica Hickerson
    Parent Educator

  • Flor Santiago
    Bilingual Parent Educator

Collin County

  • Tomeka Thomas, M. Ed. 
    Program Director

  • Hilda Benitez
    Bilingual Parent Educator
  • Michelle Figueroa
    Bilingual Parent Educator
  • Diamond Richardson
    Parent Educator