You are not alone—sheltering in place, losing jobs and income with bills to pay—the pandemic is creating more stress on families than ever before

With online counseling sessions during the COVID-19 outbreak, ACH’s Real Help for Real life is more accessible to children and families within Hill, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, and Tarrant counties.

Real Help for Real Life offers free, bilingual youth and family counseling and skill-building classes. They help families with children ages 6-17 struggling with anger, anxiety, depression, family conflict, and bullying.

“Now, more than ever, we are here to help provide a safe and secure space to help youth and families find solutions for real-life struggles,” said Greta Hallgren, Outreach Coordinator for Services to At-Risk Youth.

Reaching Out Through the Pandemic

Virtual counseling is just one way Real Help for Real Life has been innovative in implementing social distancing during the pandemic. 

Real Help for Real Life has also started a video series, Real Tips for Trying Times, to help families in coping with stress and high emotions during the pandemic.

These quick tips use Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®), a method of trust that helps heal kids from hard places.

 “These are strategies for parents or caregivers at home who are struggling with the trying situation of being thrown into a new normal,” said Greta.

Virtually Supporting the Community

Online sessions and skill-building classes are available, so if you or your someone you know is in need of these services, refer them to Real Help for Real Life!

To schedule an appointment, call 817.335.HOPE (4673) or visit

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