Family Outreach Richardson-Plano Inc

Rating: 4.96 stars   45 reviews

Issues: Crime & Law

Location: 2205 Los Rios Blvd Plano TX 75074 USA

Mission: Prevention of child abuse and neglect.

2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Wonderful! I'm helping to protect children from abuse and neglect, including the one's I will never meet.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I retired over twelve years ago, I looked in the community for opportunities to reach out and help others. Fortunately, I found Family Outreach Richardson- Plano. What first attracted me was the dedication of the volunteers. The volunteers give so tiredlessly of their time to help others and work to break the cycle of child abuse through facilitating parenting classes or by mentoring a family. They bring hope to families for a better future.
Most of the volunteers help with the administrative needs as well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

mentoring families. I've personally helped with finding health care and counseling for children and adults. Many times before Family Outreach became involved, the family is overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn for services. We offer a helping hand and guidance to help ensure a better quality of life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way to recruit more volunteers and funding to hire an assistant to help alleviate some of the administrative duties from the volunteers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have heard numerous testimonies from parents who have been able to change their lives due to the help they received from Family Outreach volunteers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing!! It is amazing. They spend any amount of time necessary to make lasting changes in the lives of parents and children and their results are tremendous!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Anna Cross

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a previous CASA volunteer, advocating for children who had been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect, I was very happy to find Family Outreach that PREVENTS child abuse from happening in the first place and breaks that dreaded cycle. Family Outreach is a close-knit, dedicated group of volunteers who mentor families, teach parenting classes, and provide financial assistance and referrals to at-risk families, thus ensuring that the children in our community grow up in a healthy and happy environment today to be caring and responsible parents tomorrow. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure--and I am proud to be part of Family Outreach with this goal in mind.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Family Outreach has an 88% success rate. This figure is calculated annually by reviewing our client families over a four-year period for re-referrals to Child Protective Services. Personal notes from client families and class members also confirm the successful results of Family Outreach.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase community awareness of the prevalence of child abuse to gain additional financial support and volunteers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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 .

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Family Outreach is a simply splendid organization! As Charity chairperson for the ( now defunct) International Women's Club of North Texas, I worked with Family Outreach to provide specific help for various family units. The volunteers really 'know' their families, so I learned that the goods our organization provided were exactly what was needed. An unexpected bonus was that many recipients felt the need to send thanks, even giving up their privacy to sign their notes.
Family Outreach helps families while still preserving the dignity of these precious groups!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have received notes of thanks from heads of families.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would provide more volunteers to support families for whom this organization is their last chance.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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