Texas

Children’s Defense Fund envisions a nation committed to equity and justice where children and youth live with dignity, hope, and joy.

Our Focus

Established in 1999, our mission at CDF-Texas focuses on empowerment. We’ve connected more than one million children and youth to affordable health care, supported Texas youth in pursuing education and personal growth, and advocated for resources that nurture the next generation of leaders. Today, we champion policies benefiting Texas families, provide essential resources, and amplify the voices of youth, families, and communities.

Policy Priorities in Texas

Group of smiling children.

Learn more about Texas’ policy priorities

Learn More

Programs in Texas

CDF-TX Vision Council

CDF-Texas is seeking young professionals ages 25 to 40 to join the CDF Vision Council to drive our work forward through strategic event planning and networking.

Learn More

Internships at CDF-TX

CDF-Texas proudly hosts highly skilled college and graduate-level students in our internship program. Collaborating with our staff, interns are essential in nurturing the next generation of advocates and leaders for Texas children and youth.

Learn More

News from CDF Texas

Stay Connected with Texas

Austin Office

1910 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. Austin, TX 78702 p: (512) 236-1699

Houston Office

5410 Bellaire Blvd., Suite 203 Bellaire, TX 77401 p: (713) 664-4080

Rio Grande Valley Office

113 Pecan Blvd., Room 109 McAllen, TX 78501 p: (956) 687-5437

East Texas Office

5610 Old Bullard Rd Suite 202 Tyler, TX 75703 p: (903) 253-8325