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Real Help for Real Life

Real Help for Real Life provides help and support for youth and their families through our Youth and Family Counseling and Skill-Building Classes. These services are provided at convenient locations in the following counties: Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Hill, and Palo Pinto.

Whether it’s anxiety, depression, conflict at home, bullying, anger issues, behavior problems, school attendance, or thoughts of running away—we are here and ready to help youth, ages 6 to 17, and their families by providing youth and family counseling and skill-building classes.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP WITH KIDS AND TEENS EXPERIENCING:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Conflict at Home
  • Bullying
  • Behavior Problems
  • School Attendance Challenges

Our Resource Connection Services support our active clients in Tarrant County with basic needs such as food, clothing, and housing, as well as referrals for medical care, legal services, long-term counseling, and counseling for adult family members.

Real Help For Real Life provides special support services to kinship guardians who are raising grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or other underage family members through our Kinship Navigator Program.

REAL BENEFITS:
  • FREE to youth and families
  • Virtual or in-person sessions
  • Bilingual services available
  • Evening and Saturday appointments available
  • Strengths-based and family-oriented solutions
  • Experienced family support specialists and licensed counselors
  • Immediate assistance and crisis stabilization with the first phone call
Meet Eli - Real Help for Real Life story
Eli was having trouble at school finding ways to release his anger. His mom was receiving phone calls from the school every day about her son’s behavior issues. Desperate to find help, she discovered Real Help for Real Life.

Youth and Family Counseling

Youth who benefit from counseling may be struggling with real-life issues such as:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Conflict at home
  • Bullying
  • Anger management
  • Talk of running away
  • Behavior problems

Real Help For Real Life counseling is FREE! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff create a warm environment which makes it a great way to introduce kids and families to talk-therapy. Counseling services begin with an in-take appointment where individual needs and family dynamics are assessed. Each youth will end each counseling session with an action plan and goals to accomplish before the next session. Counseling can be provided virtually, at our Wichita campus, or at convenient community locations near you. Evening and Saturday appointments are available. Bilingual services are available.

AGES SERVED:
Tarrant, Johnson, and Parker counties: Youth ages 6-17 and their families
Hill and Palo Pinto counties: Youth ages 0-17 and their families

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Skill-Builder Classes

Real Help For Real Life Skill Building Classes are designed to help youth and parents  develop specific skills with overcoming common real-life challenges.

Classes are FREE with flexible scheduling for busy families. They consist of 4-5 weekly sessions and provide the additional benefit of serving as support groups. Clients must complete an individual intake session before the first date of classes.

Classes are designed for youth and parents struggling with real-life issues such as:
  • Conflict at home or school
  • Anger management
  • Managing peer pressure
  • Lack of motivation at school
  • School attendance
  • Reckless or criminal behavior

All class topics were developed using Seeking Safety, a promising practice intervention counseling model, and incorporate Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) principles.

To encourage class completion and to assist with transportation, participants can earn a $10 gas card awarded for each class day, up to $50!

AGES SERVED:
Hill and Palo Pinto counties:
Youth ages 10-17
Parents of youth ages 0-17
Tarrant, Johnson, and Parker counties:
Youth ages 10-17
Parents of youth ages 6-17

Current Classes/Support Groups

This class helps youth identify triggers for their anxiety and develop healthy coping skills. Family Support Specialists guide youth in identifying anxiety-producing beliefs.
This class helps youth understand their anger by learning about its negative effects in their lives and with their relationships. Youth will learn how to express their emotions in a healthy way.
This class encourages motivation with students who may be struggling with life’s challenges at home and in school. We focus on the ultimate rewards of building resilience and inner strength.
This class is for youth, who may be first offenders, understand the repercussions of life choices. It will provide them the skills necessary to avoid behavior that may put future success at risk.
This class helps parents understand how to improve their relationships with their children and decrease conflict through skill development, behavior management, and support.
1-hour single session classes are provided on specific hot topics. Check out our schedule in the drop-down menu below or call us to schedule one of these classes for your special group.
  • REAL Tips for Stress Management
  • REAL Tips for Screen Time
  • REAL Tips for Social Media
  • REAL Tips for Bullying

Register for classes by filling out the form

Clients must have an intake to register before attending the class.

For more information please contact the Kinship Navigator Program. 

Kinship Navigator Program

As a part of Real Help for Real Life, the Kinship Navigator Program planning project is developing a program that will benefit kinship families raising grandchildren, nieces, or nephews in Tarrant, Parker, Palo Pinto, Johnson, and Hill Counties.

If you are a caregiver, legal professional, child welfare worker, educator, or in law enforcement and would like to participate in assisting us in our planning process or get more information, please register by selecting one of the options below.

Your voice can help us build a Kinship Navigator Program that best meets the unique needs that the kinship families in our communities’ face. Please go online and fill out our quick survey.

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Locations

For appointments at all locations, please call 817.335.HOPE (4673)

TARRANT COUNTY

ACH Child and Family Services
Wichita Campus
3712 Wichita Street
Fort Worth, TX 76119
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HILL COUNTY

200 E. Franklin Street
Hillsboro, TX 76645
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PARKER COUNTY

Freedom House
1149 Fort Worth Hwy
Weatherford, TX 76086
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PALO PINTO COUNTY

911 East Hubbard Street
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
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JOHNSON COUNTY

1200 W. Henderson Street, Suite F
Cleburne, TX 76033
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Real Help for Real Life Contact Us

Questions? Need more information? Please fill out the following form, and someone will be in touch.

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Call 817.335.HOPE (4673)

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YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
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