Who We Are

The Texas Family Support Network (TFSN) is the state-level member network of the National Family Support Network (NFSN). NFSN advances positive outcomes for all children, families, and communities by leveraging the collective impact of state networks and championing quality family support and strengthening practices and policies. The NFSN promotes and provides the Certification Training on the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support.

Across the country, Family Support and Strengthening organizations work with families in a multi-generational, strengths-based, family-centered approach to enhance parenting skills, foster the healthy development and wellbeing of children, youth, and families, prevent child abuse, increase school readiness, connect families to resources, develop parent and community leadership, engage males and fathers, support healthy marital and couples relationships, and promote family economic success.


The mission of the TFSN is to promote positive outcomes for all children, families, and communities by leveraging the collective impact of communities and championing quality Family Support and Strengthening practices and policies.


The vision of the TFSN is a state in which every family is thriving and every community in Texas has a strong and effective Family Support and Strengthening Network.

Texas PEI Family Resource Centers

El Paso Center for Children Family Resource Center 2200 North Stevens Street, El Paso, 79930

New Horizons Family Resource Center294 Medical Drive, Abilene, 79601

North Texas Area United Way, Inc.400 Bridge Street, Wichita Falls, 76306

Help Me Grow North Texas - Parker County Family Resource Center • 314 East 5th Terrace, Springtown, 76082

Carver Center for Families1200 West 17th Street, Georgetown, 78626

J. Frank Dobie Family Resource Center • 1200 East Rundberg Lane, Austin, 78753

Bastrop County Cares Family Resource Center • 104 TX-150 Loop, Bastrop, 78602

Project Unity Family Resource Center • 1400 Beck Street, Bryan, 77803

DePelchin Children's Center Family Resource Center • 8575 Pitner Road, Houston, 77080

BCFS HHS Family Resource Center • 4100 East Piedras Drive #150, San Antonio, 78228

SJRC Family Resource Center • 652 Old Bear Creek Road, New Braunfels, 78132

BCFS Family Resource Center • 2202 South Sunshine Strip, Suite D, Harlingen, 78550

Easterseals South Texas Colllege Family Resource Center • 142 FM 3167, Rio Grande City, 78582

Serving Children and Adolescents in Need, Inc. (SCAN) 1605 Saldana Avenue, Laredo, 78041

Easterseals Family Resource Center • 601 North McColl Road Suite B, McAllen, 78501

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Our Partners

The TFSN was founded in 2018 by the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Division of the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. The first goal of the Network was to integrate and operationalize the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support into services for youth. The Network has developed to include 14 Family and Youth Success Program providers and a growing number of other PEI-funded programs who commit to working with the Standards. In 2022, PEI awarded funding to seven sites to implement Family Resource Centers, the most typical kind of Family Support and Strengthening programs. Beginning in 2022, leadership of the Texas Family Support Network transitioned from PEI to the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies. With the ongoing support and partnership of PEI, The Center is expanding the use of the Standards within grantees to increase the quality supports for families across Texas. The Center will coordinate all Standards trainings, build and support a network of certified Texas trainers, represent Texas in all NFSN member meetings and events, and maintain and share resources, information, and expertise with the TFSN.

Through this partnership, The Center is excited to expand the applicability of the Standards to even more agencies serving Texas families and promote common quality practices across the different programs serving families statewide.

Our Team

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Chelsy Alexander

Family Support Network Coordinator

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Tameka Caldwell

Family Support Project Coordinator

Tiffany Greco

Tiffany Greco

TACFS Vice President of Learning