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February 2016





Strong families today for a stronger community tomorrow




Gratitude Galore

Special Thanks Balfour Beatty and Baker Concrete



Thank you to Hal Sharp, Chair of Community Family Centers Board of Directors for promptly answering a recent call for help.  An exit/exterior door of the Los Ninos Early Childhood Montessori Program was blocked causing a safety concern.  Hal quickly contacted Balfour Beatty for assistance and with the aid of Baker Concrete, we are pleased to report that the issue was resolved almost immediately. 


We greatly appreciate the assistance of Dawn Landry, Rahul Dutta and Wes Juergen of Balfour Beatty and Mark Brush of Baker Concrete.

Community Family Centers Garden

Tomatoes, Bell Peppers and Kale - OH MY!


Recently our Youth Services team spent a beautiful Saturday morning cleaning up the garden behind CFC's J.P. McGovern Sports and Recreation Center.  They harvested bell peppers, tomatoes, and kale. 


For information on the garden and the programs offered by our Youth Services team, please contact Rosalba Castillo, Program Director, at 713-923-2316 or


Family Matters Tours

Come See How We Are Serving the East End


Please plan to join us for an upcoming Family Matters Tour and give us your opinion on how well we are telling Community Family Centers' story. 


9:00 a.m. 

Friday, March 4

Friday, March 11


Contact Lucy Gonzalez at 713-923-2316 x 223 to make a reservation.  Refreshments will be served and we promise to have you on your way in less than an hour.

H&R Block Referral Program

Raise Money for CFC This Tax Season



Raise money for Community Family Centers by having H&R Block prepare your taxes.  Simply take a CFC/H&R Block Referral Form with our special code on it to your participating H&R Block office and feel good knowing that you helped CFC raise money while you received exceptional tax preparation service.

"We can't help everyone, but everyone can

help someone." President Ronald Reagan



With upcoming elections only days away I'm reminded to ask you to make your voice heard. Su voto es su voz.  You have the power to make a difference in your state, your city and this great community.  This is your chance to help someone.  Don't miss the opportunity.


Click here for information on your local voting location.  Metro will be offering free local bus and METRORail fares on election day with presentation of your voter registration card. 




Maritza Guerrero



Los Niños Early Childhood Montessori

Class Photo, Spring 2016


"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”



For information on the Montessori Method and the Los  Niños Early Childhood Montessori Program, please contact Brittny Mandarino, Program Director, at 713-923-2316 or

Free Victim Assistance Counseling

Innovative Alternatives, Inc.


Free Counseling for Victims of:











How can Victim Assistance Counseling help me?


This Program provides 8 free individual therapy sessions to any crime victim, immediate family member and/or eye witness of any crime--regardless of when the crime occurred and whether or not it was reported to authorities. These services are especially for crime victims and cannot be used by perpetrators of violent crimes.


Services are provided to victims at no charge by our friends at Innovative Alternatives, Inc. through a Victim of Crime Act grant awarded by the Office of the Governor—Criminal Justice Division.


For more information, please call 713-923-2316

For an appointment please call 713-222-2525

Step into a Healthy Future

Texas Health Steps and Texas STAR at CFC



Help you find a doctor, dentist, or case manager

Help you make an appointment for a checkup

Help you get a ride or money for gas


Help you choose a health plan

Help you choose a doctor

Help you change your plan

Help you get a STAR ID card

Help you learn more about Children’s Medicaid Dental Services.


Need help? Visit with Isabel Valdez, Texas Star/Star+PLUS Representative at Community Family Centers on the first Monday of each month from 10:00am-11:30am.  Please call 713-923-2316 for more information.

Kroger Community Rewards

Help Support CFC Just by Shopping



All supporters must have a registered Kroger Plus card account online to be able to link their card to an organization. If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, you can obtain a digital Kroger Plus Card when creating an account online or at any Kroger store.  Remember, you must swipe your registered Kroger Plus Card or use your Alt ID when shopping for each eligible purchase to count. You must link your card every year, starting August 1st, to support the organization of your choice. Thank you for participating in our Kroger Community Rewards program!







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