Center For Family Relations

Rating: 4.35 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 1818 San Pedro Ave San Antonio TX 78212 USA

Mission: The mission of the Center for Family Relations (the Center) is to protect children and strengthen families by providing a safe place for children to maintain contact with both parents while coping with their parents divorce, separation, or family conflict. Through a flexible approach, the Center is able to work with all levels of the family: residential parents, non-residential parents, additional care givers and, most importantly, children. 
Programs: Monitored Exchanges, ensures that a child is not caught in the middle of parental conflict when transferring to spend time with their other parent. In 2008, CFR served over 475 children and parents through an average of 650 exchanges per month.
Write a Review
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have personally witnessed The Center For Family Relations for many years (since its inception) provide amazing services in the way of exchanges, counseling and support to children and families in the midst of difficult separations, divorces, etc. The children are the innocent ones in these cases, and they need to be able to love both of their parents, no matter what, and without being made to feel guilty for doing so.

The employees, the volunteers and the board of this organization work very hard to continue this incredibly necessary and worthwhile organization.

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

Was this review helpful? 
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been very impressed with the impact this organization has made on the community. There are so many families inundated with problems that are a generation’s cycle. The buck stops here. The cycle stops correcting the problem from the roots up before it becomes a tree.

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

by seeing children that have gone though the program turn into law abiding and contributing citizens of the community

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

get more individual donors rather than have our main source of funds from govt. entities

Was this review helpful? 
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have to say that it is an Honor to be a member of the Board in representing CFR, and what it stands for. The Center has done a wonderful and outstanding job with parents and children in providing council and mediation. The care that goes with it from the Director to the staff. Family's can feel the warmth and comfort when making the exchange, everyone is treated with same equal respect. I have sat in to watch how the flow of the center runs and I was very impressed and pleased. The center has developed a strong foundation, And has and continues to make strong improvements to better serve the community. I support CFR and applaud the center for the great job that they do, dedication is very important to me, and I strongly see it @ the Center. As we grow together to continue to develop a Stronger Facility. And offer more services that will benefit our children and educate the parents, it will make for a much better life for these family's. CFR is the Facility that I would Highly recommend, and would do so even if I wasn't on the board. Best Regards Brandy Lopez

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

visiting the facility and enjoy watching the wonderful ineraction.

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

great changes continue to be made,.

Was this review helpful? 
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Margaret Barron, Development Director for The Center for Family Relations, fulfills her responsibilities in a thoroughly professional manner. She has excellent verbal and written communication skills and her experience and expertise in fundraising and the nonprofit sector make her a tremendous asset to the Center. Meg represents the Center and embraces its mission for families in the best possible way. Shannon White, Clinical Director for The Center For Family Relations, is dedicated and inspirational in her role. Her devotion and understanding of the various programs, as well as her ability to work therapeutically with the children and families involved in the program make her invaluable to the entire process.

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

Board development and community involvement

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

Hire a part time office manager to enable other employees to devote themselves entirely to their separate missions.

Was this review helpful? 
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My first encounter with the Center for Family Relations was several years ago when I attended KIDS (Kids In Divorce Situations) an educational class offered through the center to help parents understand the impact of divorce on their children and help them minimize the negative effects. I believe it helped me manage my relationship with my son. I have volunteered my time to the Center for the past four years now and have seen the most positive team-oriented work enviroment. The Center is dedicated to helping children and parents with several programs and services and all families are treated with dignity and respect. This organization is truly a great asset to the community and I am proud to be the Board President. I will continue to support its cause.

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

watching the dedicated staff provide a safe and sound environment for the parents and children and help them redefine and restructure their families.

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

Pursue more opportunities for grants and funding for the Center

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?

2010

Was this review helpful? 
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Words can not express the enrichment this organization has brought to my life. Making a postive contribution to others is exactly what this organization does. The children who's lives are touched will forever be better as a result of "The Center For Family Relations".... The staff is highly trained and extremely caring. The Director has a passion for these children and this organization, her dedication is unbelieveable. I have very limited time as a business owner and clinical director. Giving back to the community is very important to me and this organization was a great way to do that. Thank you "Center For Family Relations" for all you do. Sitting on this Board of Directors is an honor!

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

The staff and the volunteers are amazing. They dedicate so much to the enrichment of the families in San Antonio who pass through the doors daily! Thank you CFFR for being a model for other non profits in this city. Your efforts are to be admired.

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

Have more funding given directly to the center from the City of San Antonio. I believe the results and the testimonials from local attorneys and judges make it clear that this organization is an asset to this community!

Was this review helpful? 
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

As a family law attorney, I have seen how this community center has impacted families and more importantly children in my own practice. The center provides essential services to include parenting classes and counseling for both parents and children. They are essential in helping hundreds of families every year in San Antonio navigate the often turbulent waters of a divorce proceeding. Furthermore, they provide a safe environment for children and parents to reconnect. The center is an important asset to the legal community of San Antonio and is one of the reasons that I am very pleased and proud to serve as one of its newest board members.

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

that every client that has used the facility has had a very positive experience and comes away with a better perspective of how they can be a better parent.

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

continue to find ways of increasing funding which inturn would allow the facility to continue to grow and provide additional services to the children of our 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

How did you learn about this organization?

In my legal practice as a family lawyer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Was this review helpful? 
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

As a business owner, my time is very limited, however I felt the need to join the Center for Family relations as a board member because I wanted to do my part to help support such a wonderful organization. The staff tirelessly give of themselves to create a comfortable and safe environment for the children that pass through their doors daily. Counseling services and assistance are their number one priority. I feel that this organization is an asset to the city of San Antonio and should be a model for other non profit organizations. I am proud to lend my time and support in any way that I can.

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

I have seen first hand the dedication and commitment that the staff has for the success of this organization

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

Increase the funding that the city contributes to increase benefits to the community.

Was this review helpful? 
Review from Guidestar