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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Family Services, Human Services

Mission: Shield Bearer promotes individual growth and development, preserves and enriches marriages, and strengthens and unites families.

Results: Shield Bearer serves over 16,000 people annually without regard to ability to pay. We have 5 locations in Houston including Cy Fair, Tomball/Magnolia, Katy/West Houston, Conroe/Montgomery, and Cypress Station/Greenspoint.

Target demographics: heal the hurting hearts of trauma survivors including survivors of natural disasters, sex trafficking, crime, abuse, war, and more.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 16,000

Geographic areas served: the Greater Houston Area

Programs: Professional counseling services without regard to ability to pay. School based prevention programs such as the Lindsay's Light Dating Violence Prevention Program, Full Throttle to Fatherhood, and Strong Fathers Strong Families. Community based prevention programs such as Life Together Forever Couples Workshops and Retreats, Relationships 101, Mother Daughter Strong, and Family and Marriage Education. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for clinical professionals.

Community Stories

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

GTNW

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Shield Bearer Counseling Centers meets critical needs in our community. From counseling to training and advocacy, they excel in their industry.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Shield Bearer Counseling Centers is an excellent non profit serving our community in a big way. I love that they serve regardless of the clients ability to pay. I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with and serve alongside this outstanding organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Shield Bearer is always ready at a moments notice to help anyone with counseling
I wish there was an organization like this when I was younger

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Everyone that I have encountered at Shield Bearer has been amazing. The care that each volunteer and employee takes with their mission has such an impact on the lives of others. Locally led and funded, serving our community and healing hearts within our community is important work and I am proud any time I can point people to Shield Bearer where they can have a life changing experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with Shield Bearer over the last 6 years. The staff and counselors are exceptionaly informative and caring. From couples therapy,to human trafficking, and help with Harvey Shield Bearer goes out of their way to help. We are so lucky to have Shield Bearer in our area to Help Healing Hearts!

Board Member

Rating: 5

This nonprofit does excellent work in the community for families in crisis.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Wonderful group of therapist and volunteers! Great non profit! Always there to help on the front lines before anyone else arrives. Giving from the heart!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I first became acquainted with this amazing organization through various networking events I attended and had the opportunity to hear presentations by Roy Wooten or Melissa Rotholz. I knew I wanted to learn more about this group as they were located in my local community and I have the opportunity to meet people on a regular basis that are hurting, in need and could use their support and services. I attended a breakfast meeting and tour of their main location. I began to refer friends and clients to Shield Bearer and heard all the glowing feedback about how Shield Bearer was having a positive impact on their lives. I attended more fund raising events to show my support and touted their wonderful operations every chance I could. I then had the opportunity to join the board and it has allowed me to learn even more about the strategic plans for this growing non-profit in our communities. I can't wait to see where God leads these caring professionals next!

Shari Brown N.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My name is Shari Nightingale and I am a Board Member and a volunteer. My daughter was a victim of a murder suicide after ending an abusive relationship. A friend put me in touch with Roy, the Executive Director and after several meetings, we partnered to develop the Shield Bearer’s Lindsay's Light Dating Violence Prevention Program. I am the Director of the program. My other daughter and I go into schools, churches, community centers, student groups, community organizations, etc, educating about Dating Violence and telling my daughter’s story. The response has been overwhelming.

Rachel Mahaffey W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do amazing things for the community. Our organization has clients that were served by Sheild Bearer and enjoyed it.

Michelle Ou H.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

Shield Bearer has worked tirelessly with victims of violent crimes and sex traffic and helped many families cope and heal. I really appreciate their hard work and Christian values.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with Shield Bearer and cannot say enough wonderful things about this organization. They truly care about hurting individuals and families. Everyone I have come into contact with are genuine and kind.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to volunteer with Shield Bearer for nearly 2 years. I love the way the support community and how they love every person who crosses their path. This organization is the true definition of what a non-profit organization should be with the love and ministry they give to others!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Shield Bearer is a great place to get the help from top counselors that you need to deal with what life throws at you. My son, Roy Wooten does not lead anyone astray. He can see in just a few minutes what you need to get you on your way to a better life. Only God knows all the good this non profit does for the Greater Houston Area.
Dean Wooten

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at Shield Bearer because their staff and volunteers "Walk their Talk!" My interactions with this caring and giving staff far exceed expectations. Their counseling services and programs truly serve the hearts of struggling individuals and families with much compassion and caring. 1 John 3:18 reads: "Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." (NIV) Serving as a volunteer I have personally seen how the organization has been and continues to be obedient to God's word. I find myself constantly encouraging hurting people, and others, who are looking for somewhere to volunteer their services, to contact Shield Bearer. Shield Bearer is certainly a Great Nonprofit organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have never worked in a place where everyone is a Christian before and where waht we do is so so important to our clients. Everyone here is really really great at counseling. I don't counsel but in my job I get to meet some clients and I get to see the counselors concerns and love for helping them. I thank God that i get to work here.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Shield Bearer is a blast to volunteer with. Melissa Rotholz and the rest of the team there make volunteering easy and fun. At the 5K, I met a few of the people they help and was so impressed with what Shield Bearer is doing to help them after the horrible things that happened to them. I recommend this nonprofit to volunteer for every chance you get.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a case manager at a local non-profit in Houston which serves survivors of human trafficking. Shield Bearer has been providing counseling to our clients for about a year and we've heard nothing but positive feedback from all of our clients. The counselors at Shield Bearer are trauma-informed and give each client the respect and dignity they deserve. Our clients have voiced how "relaxing" counseling is and how they appreciated being able to "get stuff off my chest." We will continue to utilize Shield Bearer in the future because of how much they care.

Cindy Brooks T.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been blessed to be part of the Shield Bearer team for over 5 years now and am still impressed with staff and volunteers belief in the mission and desire to provide counseling services to those in need. Keep up the good work!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for the incredibly gifted people God has assembled to serve in this vitally important nonprofit in North, West and Northwest Houston areas. It is an awesome organization that does what it says it does. I refer frequently.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Shield Bearer is the only agency that I know of that provides high-quality, skilled counseling and support to the Houston community without regard to ability to pay. They never want finances to be a reason someone doesn't get the help they need, and they will work with you to find a rate that is affordable for you. The counselors are highly trained, warm and caring, and able to address a wide-range of issues. Shield Bearer is a blessing throughout NW Houston with several locations: Main Office on Jones Road (77070), and satellite offices in West Houston (Barker-Cypress/West Little York), Tomball, Conroe , and Cypress Station (1960 and I-45).

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Shield Bearer is an outstanding organization. Not only does it provide excellent, high-quality professional services, it also provides healing to hearts and souls in pain. There is ministry done within those walls which changes lives. I am blessed beyond measure to be a part of Shield Bearer.