Houston Texans: Quintin Demps aims to help homeless students
Houston Texans veteran safety Quintin Demps is reaching out as House of Tiny Treasures is set to open it’s second location in August
Quintin Demps is reaching out and trying to make a difference in his community. The veteran safety for the Houston Texans will be attending a back to school event on Monday evening according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
This isn’t an ordinary back to school as Demps will be at SEARCH Homeless Services on Congress Avenue in an event aimed at helping homeless children. It will include therapeutic services as well as case management designed to help economically challenged children, teach employment skills and help with parenting advice.
The program is centered around a second House of Tiny Treasures opening, which will take place in August. This house will be able to reach 100 needy children and will offer daycare and educational programs (as well as transportation) for local homeless children and their families.
"“No matter their economic lot in life, I’ve yet to meet a parent who doesn’t genuinely want the best for his or her child,” House of Tiny Treasures director Mitzi Bartlett said via Wilson. “We fill the gaps. We provide everything these children need to be successful in public school.”"
Demps started 13 games for the Texans in 2015 after joining the team during training camp. He is poised to start at safety again for the team in this upcoming season despite having just a one-year contract.
The former Texas El-Paso player is entering his ninth season in the NFL. This is his second sting with the Texans as he was a member of the team from 2010-2012 before heading to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Demps also played for the New York Giants before returning to Houston. He began his career as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles back in 2008.