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, [email protected]) and Hope Chest Katy located at 6545 Stockdick School Rd Katy 77449. (Contact [email protected].) The Hope Chest needs groups to help with projects at the resale market and individuals to help consistently.

Backpack Feeding Program (Contact: [email protected].) 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: [email protected].) 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 [email protected].)  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, [email protected]). 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.

Fundraisers

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.

Contact

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: https://www.cy-hope.org/.

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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