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Board Farewells

Board Farewells

BOARD FAREWELLS Ron Martin Ron has served on the board since 2012. During his long tenure he filled many vital roles including that of Vice Chair and Board Chair. He has dedicated much time to participating on multiple committees including the Audit and Finance...

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How Jill Manages Her Anxiety

How Jill Manages Her Anxiety

Meet Jill Jill was a previous Family Houston client who sought help again during COVID-19 as she was overcome by nervousness, anxiety, and panic. Jill and her counselor decided Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy was the best route for Jill....

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Resources for You

Resources for You

COVID-19 is affecting many people, but just how much damage is COVID-19 is doing to the workforce?   According to the Texas Workforce Commission Texas’s unemployment rate is 13% as of June 2020 compared to 3% in May of 2019.   Some people might be under the...

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Harris County Gold Card

Harris County Gold Card

Harris County allows lower-income residents to receive financial assistance to public health benefits with access to a Gold Card. Family Houston can assist with filling out an application, but we do not have any say over eligibility.   What is a Gold Card? The Gold...

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School in the age of COVID-19

School in the age of COVID-19

Daily routines for children and adults have drastically changed over the last few months due COVID-19. Health precautions and social distancing measures meant that students had to complete their school year remotely - away from their friends and teachers. Not only did...

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Understanding ADHD

Understanding ADHD

WHAT IS ADHD?ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. WHO DOES ADHD MOST COMMONLY AFFECT?Children are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, especially male children. Statistics...

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2020 Bob Woodruff Foundation

2020 Bob Woodruff Foundation

Family Houston Expands Case Management Services for Veterans Impacted by COVID-19 With Support From the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) Family Houston announced it has received vital support from the BWF in partnership with the Qatar Harvey Fund to expand its emergency...

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PTSD in Veterans

PTSD in Veterans

How Veterans Can Get Help to Combat PTSD   Bringing awareness to mental health disorders can provide veterans with the help they need through a variety of therapeutic treatments By JeSean Johnson    According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, between...

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Teen Dating Violence (TDV)

Teen Dating Violence (TDV)

Teen Dating Violence (TDV) TDV is a type of intimate partner violence and can occur in one of 4 ways: Physical violence Sexual violence Psychological aggression Stalking Only 33% of teens in a violent relationship tell someone. Many adolescents only associate abuse...

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When Your Child Says “No” to College

When Your Child Says “No” to College

Every parent wants the best for their child. They spend 18 years preparing their children for the world after high school. Many expect their child to continue their studies at college. What do you do when your child comes home and says “I don’t want to go to college”?...

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One in Three Houstonians Struggle to Make Ends Meet

One in Three Houstonians Struggle to Make Ends Meet

42% of households in the greater Houston area are struggling to get meet their basic needs. The Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for a family of four is listed as $24,300, but the basic cost of living for a family of four is $61,404. That means there is more than a $37,000...

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5 Million Dollars Awarded to Veteran Services Agencies

5 Million Dollars Awarded to Veteran Services Agencies

Family Houston was recently awarded a $300,000 grant for our veteran reintegration services. The grant is from the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) as part of the five million dollars they awarded to agencies in the greater Houston area who are committed to helping our...

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Carla Achieves her Dream of Financial Stability

Carla Achieves her Dream of Financial Stability

When Carla came to Family Houston, she felt overwhelmed by debt. She attained a Master’s degree from Columbia University, but that diploma also came with massive student loans. Carla owed the IRS and had no savings. She wanted to get her debt under control and...

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