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Meet Houston Missions: Cy-Hope (Assistance to At-Risk Children)

In This episode of Meet Houston Missions and the Simmons and Fletcher Local Missions Podcast, we meet Lynda Dierker, the Executive Director of Cy-Hope. Cy-Hope serves as a catalyst to bring needs and solutions together for at-risk children.  Services provided include:

  • Providing food to underprivileged children in the Cy-Fair area.
  • Operating after-school centers (Hope Centers) in low-income areas.
  • Offering counseling and play therapy to all children, individuals, and families at Cy-Hope Counseling.
  • Helping underprivileged high school students succeed by assisting with Dual Credit, Advanced Placement, and Certification fees.
  • Giving underserved children an opportunity to experience summer fun at Camp Lemonade.
  • Encouraging students through the magic of music by offering band camp, sponsoring a 5th-grade choral festival, and providing private instruction to underserved students.
  • Providing baseball instruction in a family-friendly, positive environment through Dierker’s Champs.
  • Providing skills for life in select secondary schools through the Ambassadors of Compassion mentoring program.

Volunteer Opportunities & Donations

Cy-Hope operates several mission-oriented services to serve the local community. These include:

Hope Chest Resale Market is located at 12015 Barker Cypress Road.  (Contact Amy Vern, and Hope Chest Katy located at 6545 Stockdick School Rd Katy 77449. (Contact The Hope Chest needs groups to help with projects at the resale market and individuals to help consistently.

Backpack Feeding Program (Contact: This program requires volunteers to help with loading vehicles or driving food donations to CFISD schools every week during the day during the school year.

The Hope Centers (Contact: Hope Centers are located at Longhorn Mobile Home Community, Trails of Windfern Apartments, Pointe at Steeplechase Apartments, and The Enclave at Copperfield. A new Hope Center is planned for the Waller area soon. The Hope Centers provide after-school activities and are open from 4:30-6:30 PM on weeknights. Volunteers are needed to assist and/or teach crafts.

Dierker’s Champs  (Contact  The baseball program needs coaches and umpires to help with the Spring League.  They also need equipment donations.

Ambassadors of Compassion (AOC) Mentor Program (Contact Katie Kaisinger, Cy-Hope helps to equip at-risk students via the Ambassadors of Compassion (AOC) Program.  This program provides youth the opportunity to personally examine and “experience” life-ready principles in a small group discussion setting with other youth led by a Team Coach. This program takes place at the school during regular school hours.


Cy-Hope holds four main annual fundraisers to raise financial support for their mission.  These include:

  • The Cy-Hope Clay Shoot at Westside Sporting Grounds in April.
  • Cypress Market @ Cy-Hope in April.
  • Larry Dierker Celebrity Golf Shootout at Blackhorse Golf Course in November.
  • Gala & Auction in November.

In December, they have a Christmas Tree Lighting event to bring the community together which has lots of fun things for the family from cookie decorating to a visit from Santa himself.


Cy-Hope is located at 12715-Telge Rd., Cypress, TX 77429.  To inquire about volunteer opportunities or obtain more information, please call 713-466-HOPE or visit:

Meet Houston Missions is presented by Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Injury & Accident Lawyers.  Host Paul H. Cannon is a partner at the firm.





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