City of Houston Mayor's Office of Communications 

Mayor's Press Release

Mayor Turner to Host One Safe Houston Community Day

August 9, 2023 -- Backpack giveaways, dance performances, face painting, games, and lunch provided by McDonald's will highlight the first One Safe Houston Community Day hosted by Mayor Sylvester Turner and the One Safe Houston Advisory Committee.

Families with children are encouraged to attend the event, featuring health screenings in time for back to school.

One Safe Houston Community Day
Friday, August 11, 2023 
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
*A brief program begins at 9:30 a.m.*
Tidwell Community Center
9720 Spaulding Street

On February 2, 2022, Mayor Sylvester Turner released One Safe Houston, a public safety initiative to combat violent crime that focuses on four key areas:

  • Violence Reduction and Crime Prevention
  • Crisis Intervention, Response, and Recovery
  • Youth Outreach Opportunities
  • Key Community Partnerships

Community Day will focus on youth ages 7 to 18 and provide information to help young people prepare for a safe and successful school year.

Several city of Houston and local community organizations will participate in the One Safe Houston Community Day. Attendees will enjoy an exciting day of performances by an art dance group and displays and demonstrations by the Houston Fire and Police Departments, including a ladder truck, high-water rescue vehicles, tactical equipment, an HPD helicopter, show cars, and additional surprises.

The Houston Health Department will provide free health screenings and immunizations. The Immunization Bureau will distribute information about childhood vaccines, and there will be representatives from DAWN (Diabetes Awareness Network), and the City's Gang Prevention and Intervention Office.

Community Day Flyer - English

Community Day Flyer - Spanish