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Family Services

Rusk County Community Supervision and Corrections Department
101 E. Charlevioux
Henderson, TX 75654

Services Offered: Parenting classes.

Contact Information:
(903) 657-0362


Crisis and Counseling Services

Hill County Community Supervision and Corrections Department
P.O. Box 7711
Hillsboro, TX 76645

Services Offered: Family violence and rape crisis center, 24 hr hotline, counseling advocacy, emergency transportation, employment and job skills training. Life, parenting, and financial management skills.

Contact Information:
(254) 582-4075


ARK Program - Adults Relating to Kids

Lone Star College University Park
20515 SH 249
Suite CB-122
Houston, TX 77070

Services Offered: The ARK Program helps parents learn to be more accepting of themselves, which empowers them to give and receive unconditional love. Initially assisting female offenders incarcerated at the Plane State Jail, in Dayton, Texas, this program continues its efforts through an aftercare program that works with the families once the parent is out of prison and reunited with their children. Services in the aftercare may include continued parenting classes and referrals to area resources to assist in the transition from prison to community.

Contact Information:
Quintina Smith
(281) 537-1301
(888) ARK-0744


4281 Dacoma St.
Houston, TX 77092

Services Offered: AVANCE offers an array of parenting education, literacy and marriage relationship programs to provide families with the tools they need to achieve economic and educational success. These programs include: Parent and Child Education, Healthy Marriages, Fatherhood, Adult Literacy, Even Start, Head Start, and Early Head Start.

Contact Information:
(713) 812-0033

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston

6437 High Star Drive
Houston, TX 77074

(also serves Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties)

Services Offered: Big Brothers Big Sisters is a volunteer organization that provides children support, guidance, friendship and fun by matching them to adult role models. For more than 75 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has fulfilled their mission of enriching, encouraging and empowering children to reach their highest potential through safe, positive mentoring relationships.

Contact Information:
(713) 271-5683

Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.

2525 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002

Services Offered: Provides services for persons with barriers such as older age, illiteracy, disabilities, homelessness, lack of skills, substance abuse, and at-risk behavior. The Employment Programs help individuals prepare for entry into the job market, identify employment opportunities, and learn job retention techniques. Career Counseling Services offers educational and vocational guidance.

Contact Information:
(713) 754-7007


7000 Regency Square, Ste. 230
Houston, TX 77036

Services Offered: Improves the quality of family life by teaching parents and their children important skills to help them lead healthier lives.

Contact Information:
(713) 783-8470

DePelchin Children’s Center

4950 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007

(also serves Angleton, Baytown, Brookshire, Dickinson, Richmond, Stafford and The Woodlands)

Services Offered: Provides services to assist with the barrage of social and emotional problems that plague today's youth and families, including teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, youth violence, divorce, abandonment and neglect.

Contact Information:
(888) 730-2335
(713) 730-2335

Families Under Urban and Social Attack (FUUSA)

3353 Elgin
Houston, TX 77004

Services Offered: Provides education skills training, life skills training, substance abuse counseling and treatment, case management, youth intervention, abstinence education, HIV health education, risk reduction training and mentoring through the Family Match Program. The Family Match Program is specific to children ages 4 to 15 who have an incarcerated parent who live in the Third Ward or Alief communities.

Contact Information:
(713) 651-1470
(713) 374-1263 (Family Match Program)

Family Services of Greater Houston

4625 Lillian Street
Houston, TX 77007

Services Offered: Provides individual/family counseling, parent resource services, life skills, school programs and substance abuse prevention and education.

Contact Information:
(713) 861-4849

Gulf Coast Community Services Association

University Business Park
5000 Gulf Freeway, Bldg. 1
Houston, TX 77023

Services Offered: Provides help for low income residents to become self sufficient by offering housing, counseling, senior services, adult education classes, summer youth services, after school programs, clothing and school supply vouchers, food pantries, bus tokens for job search and medical appointments, transportation for elderly and disabled individuals, family needs assessments with follow-up, an employment skills program, prescription vouchers for needed medication, and a Head Start program for children in southeast Houston, Pasadena, Deer Park and South Houston. It also offers an Early Head Start program in the Fifth Ward area for 72 infants and toddlers and 12 expectant mothers.

Contact Information:
(713) 393-4700

Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department

49 San Jacinto, Ste. 610
Houston, TX 77602

Services Offered: Drug Court-Group, individual counseling, sex offender unit, family counseling.

Contact Information:
(713) 755-2507
(713) 755-2706


427 W. 20th Street, Ste. 403
Houston, TX 77008

(also serves Galveston, Katy, Missouri City and Sugar Land)

Services Offered: A martial arts training program designed for children to build resilience skills by teaching them to take responsibility for their behavior, resist negative peer pressure and make responsible decisions.

Contact Information:
(713) 868-6003

Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church, Community of the Streets Outreach

3401 Fannin
Houston, TX 77004

Services Offered: Provides direct assistance to clients, such as food and clothing, case management, and emergency shelter.

Contact Information:
(713) 526-0311

No More Victims, Inc.

2417 Isabella
Houston, TX 77054

Services Offered: Provides support sessions to children, parents and guardians residing in the greater Houston area impacted by the incarceration of a loved one. Provides food, clothing, school supplies and immediate need support.

Contact Information:
(713) 807-8287

No More Victims, Inc. at Smiley High School

Houston, Texas

Services Offered: Addresses emotional and physical needs of children whose parents are or have been incarcerated. Provides skills in anger management, alternatives to violence, coping skills, and other issues specifically related to this special population.

Contact Information:
(713) 807-8287

PACE Youth Programs, Inc.

201 East 9th Street
Houston, TX 77007

Services Offered: Provides a comprehensive life skills program aimed at youth to provide them a path away from a criminal lifestyle. The mentoring and training provide youth and their caregivers the techniques, tools, support and methods for coping while the parent is incarcerated. Services include relationship-based support (mentoring, counseling, community building); skill-based support (decision making, effective communication, anger management); and need-based support (tutoring).

Contact Information:
(713) 550-3296

Riverside General Hospital

3204 Ennis Street
Houston, TX 77004

Services Offered: Provides quality, comprehensive medical inpatient and outpatient care in conjunction with mental health diagnostic testing, dental and substance abuse services to all patients/clients.

Contact Information:
(713) 526-2441

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

7011 SW Freeway, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77074

Services Offered: Provides a variety of mental health services, including crisis intervention, screening, assessment, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and service coordination. Has a specific mental health program geared toward youth that are at risk to or have become involved in the juvenile justice system.

Contact Information:
(713) 970-7000

U.S. Dream Academy

3611 Ennis St
Houston, TX 77004

Services Offered: Through aggressive and innovative academic enrichment and mentoring, the academy works to build dreams of children with a family history of incarceration and those falling behind in school; and to provide the tools that they need to achieve their dreams. Located in the Third Ward Multi-Service Center, the program offers after-school access to computers, and tutorial and remedial after-school education. Children in the programwork each day on areas in which they are struggling academically, and meet with their individual mentor once a week after school. The hours of operation for this program are 3 – 7 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Contact Information:
(713) 490-6432

Volunteers of America

7000 NW 100, Ste. B 106
Houston, TX 77092

Services Offered: Provides transitional housing to eligible individuals or women with children. Additional community programs include substance abuse treatment and children and youth services.

Contact Information:
(713) 460-0781

Wellspring Family & Community Institute, LLC

Houston, TX

Services Offered: Comprehensive mental health and counseling. Services are provided for individuals and families within the Greater Houston area without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability. Some services are provided in the home, school, hospitals or community centers. The Come to Me Project provides family and individual counseling, mentoring and in-school academic support to children ages 8 to 17 that have an incarcerated parent(s).

Contact Information:
Dr. David Jones, President
(832) 220-4700
Come To Me Project

YMCA Downtown

1600 Louisiana Avenue
Houston, TX 77002

Services Offered: In addition to recreation activities associated with YMCA, this locations provides case management, life skills, food and clothing pantry, and transportation assistance, child care and after school programs.

Contact Information:
(713) 758-9161


Lead By Faith Ministries

200 North Houston Ave.
Suite B2
Humble, TX 77338

(serves Humble, Houston, Spring, Atascocita and Kingwood areas)

Services Offered: Provides several programs, on a sliding scale fee schedule, to young males including: Support Sessions, Mentoring, Abstinence Training, and Recovery Camps. Support Sessions are offered to those 6-18 years old, who can share problems or issues with a supportive adult in a confidential manner. Mentoring may be offered to youth in need, or for those who exhibit at-risk behaviors. Abstinence Training is for young males ages 11-18, and teaches moral development and decision-making. Recovery Camps are held every 3 months and are for young males ages 11 - 18 and take place in Port Bolivar, Texas. Adult leaders at these camps help youth in practical ways by providing support for life issues relevant to the youth and positive responses to life's challenges. A camp weekend may cover topics such as depression, anger, divorce, unhealthy relationships, premarital sex, and negative self-image.

Contact Information:
Pastor Richard Simmons
(832) 598-8748


The Good Shepherd Mission

1005 Avenue F
Huntsville, TX 77340

Services Offered: Provides emergency shelter, food bank, traveler’s aid, work assistance and a thrift shop.

Contact Information:
(936) 291-8156