Family Services

Casa de Esperanza
http://www.casahope.org 713-529-0639, Administration Office: PO Box 66581, Houston 77266-6581
Free, voluntary care for children up to age 6 at time of admission, whose families are in crisis that might lead to abuse. Temporary housing for child and counseling for parent is offered. Also care for kids who are HIV+. Volunteers and aides staff 9 houses for 3-6 children each, providing a home-like atmosphere. Testing and therapy for developmentally delayed, birth to 6 years.
 
Child Builders
www.childbuilders.org 713-481-6555, 2425 Fountain View Dr., Ste. 210 Houston 77057
Student program teaching primary prevention, child development, and positive discipline techniques. Offered to all Harris County. Parent Involvement and Education components in Preschool, K-3, 4-6, and 7-12 curricula. Family Center Child Care Collaborative offers parent education to selected day cares. The “WHO” program focuses on child abuse prevention for children. ”Parents Under Construction” program focuses on child abuse prevention for children. Also provides “Love U2” that aids in healthy dating relationships.
 
Collaborative For Children
www.collab4children.org 713-600-1170, 1111 N. Loop West, #600, Houston, 77008
Student program teaching primary prevention, child development, and positive discipline techniques. Offered to all Harris County. Parent Involvement and Education components in Preschool, K-3, 4-6, and 7-12 curricula. Also Family Center Child Care Collaborative offers parent education to selected daycare centers. WHO program focuses on child abuse prevention for children. ACT program focuses on child abuse prevention for parents.
 
DePelchin Children’s Center
http://www.depelchin.org 713-861-8136, 4950 Memorial, Houston 77007
Prevention, early intervention and treatment services to children, adolescents, and families including individual, family, group therapy, and divorcing families. English and Spanish language parent education classes, and support groups. Foster care, special needs adoption, and post-adoption services. Centers located in Houston, Baytown, Clear Lake, Conroe, The Woodlands, Fort Bend & Waller Counties.
 
ESCAPE Family Resource Center
http://wwwlearntoparent.org 713-942-9500, 1721 Pech Rd, 3rd Floor, Houston, 77005
Family Education programs to strengthen families provided by trained professionals. Core programs include “Building Confident Families” which focuses on conflict resolution, safe and effective communication, problem solving, discipline, and other issues. “Families and Divorce” focuses on emotional effects of divorce on children and parents. Circle of Love is for grandparents and other relatives raising their family’s children. Education for parents and children 3-17 years old (childcare available for those under 3). Programs offered in Spanish and English.
 
Healthy Family Initiatives
http://www.hfihouston.org 713-270-8849, 7500 Beechnut, #366, Houston 77074
Assists parents to improve care of their newborns and access services. Voluntary visitation to teach childcare, assist in obtaining medical care. Advocacy and public development.