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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Disabled Persons Rights, Education, Educational Services, Family Services

Mission: To help families of children with disabilities by providing information, training, referral and support.

Results: As of 6/30/15 - Over 1000 persons made email or phone requests for information on the special education process (46%), finding resources in the community (28%), information on how to navigate the adult service system (11%) or had other areas of need for information & support (15%). There are over 2000 individuals receiving our monthly e-newsletter of family events, training opportunities or support groups. Attended 22 community resource fair events where F2F spoke to over 1400 individuals. Held a conference events as well as provided training in the community to over 300. Provided many social opportunities to over 400 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) , Guided Transition program, family events

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are patient and provide a wealth of resources. I wish I had called them years ago.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I was completely lost and had no idea to help my family with our special needs, Family to Family was able to provide me with resources and advice. I can't say enough great things about the people and services there.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I contacted Family To Family on behalf of a family in need. Leslie Lawson provided great resources and options for the family to consider. Family To Family can always be counted on to help families and their children with disabilities. They have been supporting families for many years.

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FamilytoFamilyNetwork 05/18/2016

Leslie is wonderful! Thank you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Our family has a precious member who is a low functioning autistic child. As he approaches young adulthood, we began due diligence and therein connected with Family to Family Network. The contact was compassionate, an incredible listener and was also parenting an adult child with autism.

We learned about certain options which lead us to additional contacts. Through this research, we became aware of places within Texas that may be suitable for channeling energy and proper academic education environments to help our loved one excel in his world. It was the answer to many heart-felt conversations and prayers.

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FamilytoFamilyNetwork 10/30/2015

Thank you so much!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Erma W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.