Families Can Parent Education Project

Parent-to-Parent Services for Families of Children with special health care needs

Families CAN - provides a range of services to empower and support families who are caring for children with chronic illnesses and/or physical disabilities.

Family Partners - are parent caseworkers who themselves are parents of children with special health care needs. They work one-on-one with families to assist, support and empower them in getting resources for their children and to enhance their families' quality of life.

Free Services Provided

  • Information & Referrals.
  • In-home casework services.
  • Assistance with getting services from other agencies.
  • Assistance with coordination of children's resources, services and educational programs.
  • Family Support Services.
  • Advocacy with policy-making committees to represent the parents' point of view.
  • Parent Support Groups
    • Transition Workshop for Parents (September, January, March & May)
      • When: 3rd Thursday of every odd month
      • Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
      • Location: Shriners’ Hospital (6th floor) - 6977 Main St. (just past intersection of Main & Holcombe).
      • Parking: Hospital Parking is Free
      • Speakers to be announced
      • Children, Youth & Transitioning Young Adults are also welcome
      • Spanish Translation available
    • Transition Family Education Event
      • 3rd Thursday in July
      • 6:00pm -8:00pm
  • Parent training
  • Families CAN Newsletter, Quarterly, in English and Spanish


The Families CAN Program is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services: Children with Special Health Care Needs Division

For more information, contact:
Shelley Townsend (713) 743-5491