THE PARRIS FOUNDATION

We spread opportunity for healthy life choices through mental health counseling, college preparation, and community outreach

The Parris Foundation is a grassroots organization, dedicated to extending crime-victim recovery and postsecondary education to disenfranchised communities

our mission

committed, nationwide volunteers


115 

 in annual funding to support our cause


$1.5M

families &
 5000 individuals served each year


1480 

Helping the underserved since 2008

The Parris Foundation began in honor of Parris Gaehring. A bright student who at 16 years old, tragically lost his life to gun violence.

To share in his spirit and values, we provide counseling for crime victims, college prep programs for first-generation students, and training to support individuals who want to make a difference.

GET TO KNOW PARRIS AND HIS LEGACY

about the parris foundation

our services

By creating greater access, we help students thrive, professionals inspire, and families heal

Providing integrated behavioral health and wellness services for crime victims and survivors.



Giving students the opportunity to fund their college career in honor of Parris’ legacy.




Training on a wide variety of topics to equip the community and mental health professionals.





Uplifting the next generation of students through academic studies and college prep.






We’ve seen it happen through Parris’ life and through countless others we’ve served in Houston and across the country.

We began as a grassroots organization to honor Parris’ legacy. That will never change. But we also equally celebrate the resiliency of individuals just like Parris, who have the strength to choose a positive path despite their hardship.

The greater Houston region will always be our home and we love the people in it. Wherever “home” is for you, it should be a place full of endless opportunity for every child, neighbor, and loved one.

Even when faced with obstacles, it’s possible for someone to come out stronger on the other side.

WHAT MAKES THE PARRIS FOUNDATION DIFFERENT

Deep-seated, wide-reaching impact

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF OUR COMMUNITIES MEANS STRENGTHENING EVERY FAMILY WITHIN THEM, AND THE QUALITY CHOICES THEY CAN MAKE

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