Families CAN Parent Education Project (University of Houston)
I just want to say that Families Can has proven to be a very valuable resource for our family.
A trained and knowledgeable parent (by the name of Olga, in our case) visits us in our home annually–even though we are in Clear Lake–and lets us know of programs and services available to us. It is really helpful to hear information from someone who is going through, or has already been through, the same challenges as you. That’s the idea behind Families CAN.
Families CAN provides Parent-to-Parent Services for Families of Children with special health care needs. 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 (New)
They also offer a useful resource guide: http://www.las.uh.edu/pep/resources-for-families-and-children-with-disabilities.aspx
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