Profiles in Prevention: Susan Hoff
Susan Hoff (left, with Dallas City Council Member Jennifer Staubach Gates)
Chief Strategy, Impact & Operations Officer, United Way Metropolitan Dallas
Community Partner and collaborator for Dallas HOPES project
Why is this issue important to you?
Whether you believe we are divinely inspired or genetically hardwired to protect our children, the fact is unless we do so, our future will be lost. Until we value and protect every child, provide every family with support and resources to care for and nurture their children, and support, recognize, and compensate fairly all who work in this field, then we have work to do.
What prompted you to get involved?
I’ve spent my career working with children and families. Their stories and courage inspire me to continue this work.
How does your role as an community advocate impact child abuse prevention?
United Way’s alliance with TexProtects, CAPCO, and our many other strong partners is making a positive difference in our community by providing much-needed support to more at-risk families, public awareness, and education, especially through Project HOPES.
How would you encourage others to make an impact?
Pay attention to the children and families around you - parenting is really, really hard work. Offer a hand, support, resources, or connections whenever you can.