provides limited assistance for food, clothing, bills, prescriptions; open M-F, 10am-2pm. will help with furniture if home is burned; utilities 1x/yr. Must complete application to asses need; unlikely to help people repeated times. Contact: 817-599-6569
serves as a national legal resource in support of grandfamilies within and outside the child welfare system. Organization works to educate individuals about state laws, legislation and policy in support of grandfamilies and provide technical assistance and training
Kellye Hughes Provides flat fee legal services for $5500. This covers everything from filing fees to the adoption decree. This can be more helpful for those who may have or do have a contested case.
5904 S. Cooper, Suite 104 PBM 185, Arlington, TX 76017
Provides intake services. Then, based on the case and the financial need, clients are matched with a low-bono or pro-bono lawyer to meet their needs. Contact:817-336-4101
1315 Calhoun Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102
Designed to give the parents of special needs children a “night off.' This inclusion program offers a “shadow” volunteer to stick with youth for the night. Respite is offered on the first Saturday night of each month from 5pm-9pm. Siblings under the age of 13yo can join their sibling in the respite program. Meals are not provided, but parents are welcomed to bring their specialized meals for child. Application on website.
KidsNight- Respite Offered Wednesday evenings 6:15pm – 7:30pm for children in grades k-6th.
An important feature of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Parker County is the counseling services offered free of charge to victims of child abuse, their siblings, and their protective parents. Contact: 682.615.1992 1224 Clear Lake Rd. Weatherford, TX 76086
Community Care Counseling provides academic support, tutoring, help connecting to resources in the community, housing, jobs, food, and mental health rehabilitation services. Mental Health services include:
Must have CPS referral. Contact: 940.325.5620 804 Santa Fe Drive Weatherford, TX 76086
Freedom House offers counseling services free of charge to adult and child victims of domestic and/or sexual violence, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Contact: 817.586.7543 1149 Fort Worth Hwy. Weatherford, TX 76086
The GAP program serves grandparents and other relatives who care for children in the absence of parents. We support families by providing home assessments, case management services, and support groups for caregivers, including legal support. The GAP program builds on the strengths of the family and works with all family members to find solutions to the challenges of raising children in today's complex world. They will work with families with limited legal documentation, services are free.
Seeking to help children and their families cope with mental health and behavioral health issues in the lives of children affected by trauma. Works on communication, social and assertiveness skills as well as stress management. ContactL1.800.394.4939
Adult education opportunities are offered for students who desire to obtain their certificate of High School Equivalency (HSE); literacy students that need help in basic reading or math skills; non-English speaking students who want to learn English; and student preparing to take their citizenship test.
All students in the adult education classes can receive free childcare for children under school age.
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