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Top Houston restaurants offer Blue Plate Specials to fight Texas' child abuse crisis

Top H-Town restaurants offer Blue Plate Specials to fight child abuse

Danton's, Exterior, June 2012
Danton's Photo by Karen Burd

Child Abuse Prevention Month is at its midpoint, meaning that there remain plenty of opportunities to fill your plate at some of the city's top restaurants while supporting The Thread Alliance, which is dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse.

Throughout the month of April, 23 restaurants including Tony's, Brennan's and Danton's Gulf Coast Kitchen are offering a Blue Plate Special with a portion of proceeds going to the non-profit.

 Texas has the highest rate of child abuse and neglect fatalities in the country. 

Founded by Sheila Aaron, the Thread Alliance provides a central registry of local, state and national resources for those seeking child abuse prevention, intervention or treatment information and services. 

According to the most recent available Child Protective Services survey, Texas has the highest rate of child abuse and neglect fatalities in the country. Houston leads with 44 confirmed child deaths in 2010. In that same year,  6,535 children were confirmed to have been abused or neglected and 2,636 children were taken into protective custody. 

Also among restaurants offering a Blue Plate Special are Collina’s on Richmond, Tila’s on Shepherd, Adair Kitchen, Capital Grille and Baba Yega.