Shield Bearer Recognized by Harris County Commissioners Court

Resolution Photo from L to R: Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack, Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Associate Director Melissa Rotholz, Operations Manager Michelle Kohl, Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis.



Local nonprofit Shield Bearer was recently recognized with a Resolution for its work on the front lines championing healthy relationships, strong marriages, and healthy families, and for promoting individual growth and development and strong communities.

In the Resolution, Harris County Commissioners Court expressed gratitude for the many programs and services provided by Shield Bearer, including professional counseling, seminars, and workshops, and its active partnerships with community-based organizations, hospitals, universities, schools, and churches.

Shield Bearer provides “unique services to survivors of human trafficking, veterans, crime victims and their families, and disaster survivors, and are saving lives every day” shared Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. “The Harris County Commissioners Court acknowledges the vital role that Shield Bearer plays in the mental, spiritual, and physical health and well being of the families in Harris County.”

“We consider it a great privilege and honor to provide professional counseling services, prevention programs, and training in our community,” stated Associate Director Melissa Rotholz. “We are so grateful for the counselors, staff, volunteers, and financial supporters that make it possible. We look forward to many more years of service to Harris County.”

For more information about how you can strengthen the community with Shield Bearer, visit, call 281-894-7222, or attend a free community breakfast the first Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. at 12340 Jones Road, Suite 290, in Houston.