RSVP by April 11, 2017~ Leo C. Benavides Awards Dinner ~ An Evening with WFAA’s Sonia Azad

Challenge of Tarrant County is very

pleased to invite you to attend a dinner

honoring student recipients of the

Leo C. Benavides Award.


Tuesday, April 18th, 7:00 p.m.

Fort Worth Club

306 West Seventh Street

Fort Worth, Texas

Sonia Azad is an Emmy® Award winning journalist who has spent her professional career living out of suitcases from all over the world. Some of Sonia’s most memorable global assignments include reporting on Iranians and Afghans seeking asylum in Paris and the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster for Star Television out of New Delhi, India. Sonia has also reported for TV stations in Houston, San Diego, Chicago, Waco, and College Station, sometimes shooting and editing her own stories.


Sonia graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Additionally, Sonia received a Master of Legal Studies from Northwestern University’s prestigious law school.


Aside from work and globetrotting, Sonia dedicates much of her time to her community. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Halo House Foundation, the Houston Advisory Council for the Tahirih Justice Center, multiple committees for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Asian Leadership Council for the Houston Symphony.

Thank you to all our speakers, sponsors and attendees  for making the 2016 Opioid Symposium a huge success!

When the Prescription Becomes the Problem Infographic


Created by Challenge of Tarrant County, this brochure outlines the impact opioid prescription medications have had on America.


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When the Prescription Becomes the Problem

Resource Directory


As part of the conference brochure, we also included a full resource directory of our sponsors, along with a description of the programs created by  Challenge of Tarrant County


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Community Needs Assessment Report ~ Published July 29, 2015

The Other Nine


2015 Tarrant County

Community Needs Assessment


July 29, 2015

The Botanic Gardens



On July 29, the Honorable Judge Glen Whitley,

the Needs Assessment Leadership Council,

and Challenge of Tarrant County presented their findings for the 2015 Community Needs Assessment. Agency leadership from across Tarrant County came to hear the report.


The data gathered indicated that only one in ten people who need help with substance use disorder (SUD) are finding the help they need. "The Other Nine", therefore, became a key focus of the report. Thank you to all who participated in the creation of the data, and for those who attended the event.


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