Family To Family Network

Rating: 4.87 stars   79 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Education

Location: 13150 FM 529 - Suite 106 Houston TX 77041 USA

Mission: To help families of children with disabilities by providing information, training, referral and support.
Results: As of 6/30/14 - Over 720 persons made email or phone requests for information on the special education process (53%), finding resources in the community (24%), information on how to navigate the adult service system (11%) or had other areas of need for information & support (12%). There are over 2000 individuals receiving our monthly e-newsletter of family events, training opportunities or support groups. Attended 26 community resource fair events where F2F spoke to over 1200 individuals. Held 3 conference events as well as provided training in the community to over 700. Provided many social opportunities to over 500 family members and represented families on a number of Texas Education Agency stakeholder committees at the state level.
Target demographics: Families with children with disabilities or chronic illness receiving special education services
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2781
Geographic areas served: Greater Houston Area
Programs: Information & Referral; Texas Project FIRST, Educational events (workshops & conferences)
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am very grateful for Family to Family Network. I learned so much from their workshops and the one on one support that I received from them, when I needed some direction in working with my son's school. I know that when I need information on a topic, I can just call and they will provide me with the resources and information that I need. The ladies are wonderful! We would not be where we are without their help.

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Rating: 4 stars  

The information that I learned in the first two days with family to family network, has been a life changer for my family. I was infused with a wealth of information on many subjects, my only hope is that I have learned and retained enough information , so that I too can be of help to other families in my community who are as lost as I was when I first walked into the family to family training class room. There is a quote that comes to mind when I think of all that Family to Family network and their associates have done for my family and myself, It reads something like this "together we can make a difference." I hope I have that one piece of information that will make the difference in some child, or adult with a disability's life in such a way that it will be changed for the better for a lifetime. Thank you all for everything you've done to bring about such a positive change in the life of my family.

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

Try to get the information shared out to more people.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

There are not many places in Houston who support Special Needs children/familes that provide the time, knowledge and resources while genuinely caring like Family 2 Family. Whenever I am unsure of something going on with my daughter whether it has to do with her IEP, Accomodations, Modifications, etc they are they to help and I can always count on them to speak with me so I can discuss what I can do and what needs to be done. They are very informative and everytime I talk with someone there I learn something new I didn't before.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about Family2Family from my niece. I know from my great nephew's care and opportunities in the Katy, Texas, area, that this organization is all about service. Family2Family serves parents, children, other family members, and also the public; this nonprofit enables all to understand and move forward with knowledge about available resources. People NEED Family2Family

Many kudos to Family2Family! Keep up this great work!

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

Give more donations to support their work

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

As a newcomer to houston and having a son with a disablity, Family to Family Network were a fantastic resource. The information and services they provide are invaluable.

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

my gaining knowledge of the Special Ed system in schools

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

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friendly staff

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Administrators, volunteers, trainers

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Ensure that every child with a disability received an education without parents having to cut through the redtape of the special ed system

Ways to make it better...

It could not have been

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Gaining funding and resources to increase services

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

Family 2 Family Network has provided me with the power of knowledge. I understand my child's academic rights thanks to trainings, conferences and seminars that were sponsored by Family 2 Family Network. I also reference the Texas Project FIRST website to answer any of my further questions. I am proud to say that I am a Parent Advocate for my two girls and I always try to help others (the best to my knowledge) by educating new parents of children with disabilities. I have Family 2 Family Network to thank for making me a better and stronger person for my children.

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  

Family to Family Network has helped my family become better aware of our rights within the school district. We are parents of two special needs children whom were struggling academically until Family to Family helped guide us in the right direction. Now, with the right modifications in place, our children are successful in their school environment. Thanks, Family to Family Network!

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

watching my chidlren grow academically.

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

I really would not change a thing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Family 2 Family Network has gone far and beyond the call of duty! If I need any advice when it comes to school meetings to therapies that would best suit my child, F2F network is there to lend a helping hand... FREE of charge! It's like having my own free legal advocate who does the research for me prior to school meetings and therapy sessions. Thank you, Family 2 Family Network!

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

researching laws that can help a parent during the ARD meeting process.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

having my own free child advocate just a phone call away.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

parents of other children with disabilities that understand our lifestyle and what trials and tribulations we go through on an everyday basis.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

force school districts to uphold the Individual Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to it's highest degree of standards.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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