Child and Family Program

For crisis assistance please call 1-800-277-4352
or visit our Get Help page.

Most people think of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services as the organization that cares for children whose families can’t care for them anymore. But a huge part of our mission is helping families in crisis stay together.

The families we serve through the Child and Family Program face enormous threats to family unity: the death of parents, divorce, illness, homelessness, violence and substance abuse.

They are:

  • Families in need of emotional support
  • Single parents who feel overwhelmed
  • Grandparents raising grandchildren
  • Families struggling with a child’s difficult behavior
  • Parents who are at the end of their rope and not sure where to turn

Sadly, they have one thing in common…they desperately need support, guidance and help. Our masters-level degree specialists have served more than 10,000 families over the past ten years. Their proven approach, as well as the compassion and patience they bring to their clients, has saved many families from breaking apart. The process can take one day or several months, and many of the clients keep in touch with their Child and Family specialists their entire lives.

First, specialists make sure the children are safe. Then they help families create goals to work toward and support them when they need it, for as long as they need it. At no cost to the families.

In a typical week each of our specialists will likely:

  • Identify a family’s strengths and determine areas where they can grow
  • Develop goals to stabilize a family, promote change and instill hope
  • Help multiple families locate and access community services
  • Build up families through parenting and life skills
  • Offer a family individual and group counseling
  • Teach a family the importance of daily routines, managing behaviors and sustaining healthy relationships
  • Assist a family with temporary out-of-home placement if the family requires some time apart

Texas Family Services

Twenty-one Child and Family Specialists in 17 cities help preserve families in times of crisis. Currently, our Child and Family Programs are located in: Abilene, Austin, Corpus Christi, Corsicana, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Hurst, Kilgore, Longview, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, San Antonio, Temple, and Wichita Falls.

Where to find us: To locate the Child and Family Program nearest you, call
1-800-277-4352 or view our location list to find a city near you.