I love working for an organization that PREVENTS child abuse. It is so awesome to know the work I do for the organization can help prevent a life from being devastated or cut short. Most parents want to do well by their children. Family Outreach recognizes this and helps parents cope with the stressors in life, teaches them valuable parenting skills and links them to other resources. As a parenting class instructor and family mentor I have seen the difference the organization makes to families in crisis or on the verge of crisis. The volunteers at Family Outreach are dedicated and loving people who want to make a positive difference for others.
This organization is so inspiring and uplifting! It's awesome to volunteer for an organization that seeks to prevent child abuse. Every volunteer moment I give to this organization blesses me double in return. I'd highly recommend Family Outreach to anyone who wants to get involved or who is looking for a nonprofit to support. Donna McFadden
I have been a volunteer for Family Outreach for ten years in various capacities including acting as a Spanish translator. I am amazed at what this organization accomplishes in the transformation of families through the Parenting Classes and Mentoring. The organization is dedicated to strengthening families . The volunteers are 100% dedicated in helping children to be safe and secure. It has been an awesome experience to be associated with this organization and the wonderful dedicated volunteers.
As a long time volunteer with this organization, I am continually amazed by the dedication and caring people who volunteer with Family Outreach. Because of their time and effort, lives have been changed. It is a joy to see the transformation of families who are offered hope and a pathway to a better future for thier families.
I have volunteered with Family Outreach Richardson/Plano for over ten years. During that time I've held various positions on the board; however, the most rewarding work for me is to mentor families. I love meeting these families who are undergoing stress in their lives. it is amazing to watch the transformation when the families realize we are not there to judge them but to help better their lives through counseling, parenting classes or sometimes just to listen. This is a very caring group of volunteers who give tirerlessly of their time. I am honored to be a part of this organization.
Family Outreach is an amazing organization that breaks the cycle of abuse that occurs within families for generations. Family Outreach Volunteers work one-on-one with families referred from CPS for long periods of time to insure that a family is stable and able to cope with the day to day stress factors that often lead to abuse. They never abandon a family; if a family begins to have trouble after a case is closed Family Outreach will step in and once again and assist the family in order to protect the children. Perhaps most importantly those who work with Family Outreach genuinely care for those they serve and thus become a lifeline for desperate families who often have nowhere else to turn.
Family Outreach is an amazing organization which works tirelessly to break the cycle of child abuse within families. Volunteers work one-on-one with those referred to them from CPS and spend critical hours helping parents learn how to engage their children and find critical resources within their communities. Family Outreach has a tremendous success rate. 88% of those served by do not have another confirmed case of abuse in the family within four years of receiving services.
This organization is single minded in its mission in helping families stay the course in challenging times. The offering of mentoring families and parenting classes is without a doubt a most needed contribution to the community as a whole and individual family units overall. The leadership stationed at Family Outreach is totally committed to keeping families intact and educated. Education is a key component in helping families balance the many facets of work and parenting. Enthusiasm about what they do and what they are about is only exceeded by the compassion they demonstrate to families in need.
Just started volunteering at Family Outreach and absolutely love it! The service and love they provide to those individuals needing support and education is such an important part of the community. They work hand in hand with our police force, child protective services and therapists to help our collin county families to learn and move beyond the difficulties presented in their lives.
Having recently wrapped up a previous volunteer obligation, and having some extra time available, I sought a local organization via a volunteer-match website. I wanted a group that helped families in the Richardson/Plano area. I was matched up with Family Outreach, and I'm very glad that I was.
This is a great group of dedicated volunteers that provide vital services within our community. It is a very efficient organization that carefully stewards the donations it receives. I am involved in fundraising for them, and have found my work to be rewarding and enjoyable.
I would highly recommend Family Outreach as a place to volunteer one's time, and as a great beneficiary for one's donations to help families and children overcome abusive situations.
I have been a volunteer at Family Outreach for over 5 years. During my tenure, I have mentored a family, taught parenting classes, served as treasurer, and am currently liaison to the auxiliary board, the fund-raising arm of Family Outreach. A committed and dedicated organization, Family Outreach is instrumental in preventing child abuse through its programs of mentoring and parenting instruction. Although I now live in Denton County, this fabulous group of people will always remain near and dear to me.
I’ve been involved with Family Outreach in various roles for over four years – as a mentor, parenting class teacher, treasurer, board member, fund-raiser… Our mission is to help prevent child abuse. Every 10 seconds, a child is victimized by abuse or neglect; Collin County, TX, averages over 11 reports of child abuse per day. Family Outreach has an 88% success rate, which means that 88% of the families we serve will not have a confirmed case of abuse in the home within 4 years of receiving our services. This would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of all the volunteers of Family Outreach. I am very proud to be part of such a vital organization serving my community.
THIS HAS BEEN THE MOST REWARDING GROUP TO WORK WITH AND SHARE OUR LOVE OF FAMILIES BENEFITING FROM ONE ON ONE MENTORING. Teaching parenting classes also has great satisfaction knowing the changes parents make when raising their children in a healthier environment .
The volunteers are very dedicated to improving family life in our community.
I first became involved with Family Outreach when I was the Charities Chairperson for an International Women's Organization. We selected Family Outreach as our charity several years in a row because they focused on keeping families intact while not wasting a penny of our donation. Eighteen months ago I was asked to join the auxiliary board to help with fundraising. It is not an easy task, but I have been encouraged to double my efforts by the positive feedback that comes - albeit confidentially - from the client families. I will never meet them face to face, but their success stories are just inspirational!
So I am back again! How could I refuse when I do not know another group that accomplishes as much on as little as Family Outreach does. Nothing is wasted. This year I have joined the fund-raising auxiliary board and have met the dedicated and innovative people behind this amazing group. I am proud to be in their company .
Family Outreach changes lives. I have volunteered since 2006 in various areas. My favorite area of volunteering is teaching parenting classes. America is changing, people have to move across county for jobs, new parents do not live near family and it is often hard for them to deal with the parenting issues as they arise. Many people need just a little help and to know they are not alone with various issues. I would like to share a few lines of a poem from one of my former parenting class students: "Learning things I thought I knew, when all in all, that wasn't quiet so true. Skills being taught to me and who would have thought this would ever be? My toddler, 3, actually obeying and listening to me. Although at first, I felt this was such a waste of time, I have to say, the pleasure has been all mine."
This is what makes Family Outreach Richardson-Plano such a rewarding experience. This organization changes lives for the better.