Bluebonnet News is offering local businesses (Liberty, San Jacinto, Hardin, Chambers, Polk and East Montgomery counties) a chance to be listed in an upcoming business profile section that will be part of the front page of the website. Below is the first profile of this new section:
Texas Drug Education
408 Main Street, Liberty, TX
Owners: Jocelyn Fowler or Tanya Childress
Contact information: 346-394-2654, 832-819-3483 or email@example.com
1. Company Profile
Texas Drug Education (TDE) was founded in November 2021 by a mother-daughter team, Tanya Childress and Jocelyn Fowler. After spending many years working in the community in social services and criminal justice, the duo wanted to engage with community members on a more personal level. Through the TDE foundation, the couple works with Texans across the state to take alcohol and drug education classes.
2. Jobs and growth
The company currently has two employees. We hope to include other family members as classroom instructors as the business grows.
3. Community involvement
Our business officially opened in February 2022. As we work to build our business, we hope to build community relationships and partnerships with other small business owners. We are especially excited to partner with local school districts to provide educational presentations to students about the dangers of drug and alcohol use.
4. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the community?
The strongest part of the Liberty County community is its people. Since we opened our doors, the amount of community encouragement we have received has been staggering. The citizens of Liberty are thrilled to see local business owners thriving. We hope to better our community by providing essential resources in Liberty County. We want community members to have access to counseling services in their own neighborhood without having to travel to a neighboring county. We currently offer educational courses, but are working on certifications to provide drug/alcohol counselling, abuser intervention prevention programs, victim impact panels and other therapeutic offerings .
5. What are you most proud of in your business?
We are proud to work as a local family business. It allows you to identify with and invest in the community in a way that an out-of-town franchise or supplier cannot. We care about the well-being of our community because we live here. We have decades of education, experience, and passion between us, and we’re ready to put it to work for Liberty County.
6. What is your marketing and social media strategy?
Our company has a website (www.TexasDrugEducation.com) and social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram where we keep customers and followers informed. We also work with local attorneys and law enforcement agencies to create a referral network.
7. What does the future of your business look like?
We are working on certifications to provide drug and alcohol counseling, intervention prevention programs for abusers, victim impact committees and other therapeutic services.