Welcome to Community Family Centers
WHO WE ARE
Community Family Centers/Centros Familiares de la Comunidad (CFC) is a multi-service non-profit organization that offers a wide range of bilingual services to help families address their basic needs as they move toward self-sufficiency and economic advancement. CFC furthers its mission of strengthening families and enriching lives by:
• Providing a safe and nurturing environment for children to excel and adults to learn
• Strengthening community partnerships
• Promoting cultural understanding and community empowerment
For more than 40 years, CFC has served low-income families within Houston’s impoverished Greater East End. From humble beginnings as a group of community volunteers working out of a church basement, CFC has grown into an agency with a $4.1 million annual operating budget, 78 staff members, and more than 500 volunteers, which serve over 44,000 clients a year.
(HOUSTON, TX) – Community Family Centers (CFC) has teamed up with The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) at Houston community health nursing students to pioneer Houston’s first health education program targeting food pantry patrons. The program, which predominantly serves low-income Hispanic residents in Houston’s East End, focuses on specific at-risk diseases for this unique demographic.
The innovative program, entitled “Be Happy, Choose Healthy” involves a combination of both. UTHealth nursing students provide education to food pantry clients on a variety of topics including healthy eating habits, exercise, interpreting nutrition labels, meal planning, and specific diseases.
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