Plano, TX (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
City House, a Plano-based non-profit organization which provides emergency shelter and transitional residential services to at-risk children and young adults, has appointed family law attorney Rebecca Armstrong to its board of directors.
For over twenty-five years, City House has aided children and youth who have been witnesses to, or victims of abuse, neglect, and/or homelessness. City House is unique in that it allows sibling groups to stay together: something that not all emergency and transitional services are able to provide.
Ms. Armstrong is a Board Certified Family Attorney for KoonsFuller, P.C, and was recently named a Super Lawyer Rising Star. Through her frequent experiences in child custody issues, Ms. Armstrong became familiar with the work of City House. “In court, I noticed that children and young adults would prefer City House as a shelter if given the opportunity to choose, especially if it meant they could stay with their brothers and sisters,” Ms. Armstrong said.
Ms. Armstrong began volunteering with City House in 2013, and instantly recognized the positive effect the organization had on children. “City House not only provides shelter, but also produces an encouraging environment,” Ms. Armstrong said. “I see firsthand in courtroom proceedings the pain that these children endure, so it is extremely rewarding to see an organization that will take them in, restore a semblance of normalcy, and make an impact on their life. City House puts donations to work and makes a difference.”
City House’s Board of Directors is now made up of 17 members, whose professional backgrounds provide diverse insights into the business decisions and challenges City House faces each year.
“We are pleased to have Rebecca as a member of our board,” said Teresa Keenan, executive director of City House. “Her experience and unique insight from the perspective of family law proceedings and issues involving custody add a new dimension to our already strong and involved board of directors.”
About City House:
City House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Plano, Texas. City House began in 1988, and has grown from a six-bed shelter, to a four-home, thirty-six-bed, multi-faceted agency. Today, City House provides residential and non-residential services to more than five hundred children, young adults and their families each year, with plans to expand into Frisco in 2014.
About Rebecca Armstrong:
Rebecca Armstrong is a Board Certified Family Law Attorney with KoonsFuller P.C. Ms. Armstrong has served on the Board of Directors for the Family Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association since 2010. She is a member of the Annette B. Stewart Inn of Court in Dallas; a member of the Curt B. Henson Inn of Court; and serves on the Board of Directors for the Collin County Young Lawyers Association.
KoonsFuller, P.C., specializes in all matters of family law and has five fully staffed offices located in Dallas, Plano, Southlake, Denton and Houston.