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January 2016





Strong families today for a stronger community tomorrow


Youth Soccer Field Unveiling

CFC Welcomes Rotary International President


On January 12 Community Family Centers proudly  welcomed Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran to our new Youth Soccer Field built in Houston's East End Community through partnership with Rotary Club of Houston Skyline, Houston Dynamo / Dynamo Charities and Community Family Centers.


During the unveiling, Mrs. Ravindran presented Maritza Guerrero, President/CEO of CFC with a beautiful silk scarf that signifies the gift that CFC is to the world.


Thank you to representatives from Congressman Gene Green's office and Commissioner R. Jack Cagle's office, President of Houston East End Chamber Frances Castaneda Dyess, L. Bentley Sanford, President of TAM International, members of CFC's Board of Directors Harris County Precinct 6 Constable Heliodoro Martinez and William Malone of ExxonMobil Houston Campus for joining us for this special event.


The new Youth Soccer Field is located near Community Family Centers and CFC's J. P. McGovern Sports and Recreation Center (7318 Avenue F, Houston, Texas 77011).  Please stay tuned for soccer field information and upcoming events.

Special Recognition

H & R Block Check Presentation


We extend our sincere appreciation to H & R Block  for underwriting the 2015 Families First Luncheon and for their continued support of CFC.

 Gratitude Galore

Students Lending a Helping Hand


Thank you to the students and staff of the Regis School of the Sacred Heart for putting smiles on the faces of the people they distributed food to during a recent Food Fair.  These young men were small but their hearts were huge!  We also appreciate the help of CFC Board member, Megan Long, who made this volunteer event a possibility.


Many thanks to the members of the Glenda Dawson High School Spanish Honor Society who came from Pearland, TX this month to distribute food during a Friday Food Fair.  Their energy and smiles made a big difference as they helped serve the families of the East End community. 


If your school group is interested in making a difference at CFC, please contact our office for more information.

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, February 12

Friday, February 19


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 preperation service.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is:

"What are you doing for others?"

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



Each year, people across the country answer this question by coming together on Martin Luther King, Jr.  Day to serve their neighbors and communities.  All of us at Community Family Centers count ourselves grateful for the opportunity to serve the families of Houston's Greater East End.  We also recognize the exceptional volunteers who selflessly give of their time in service to CFC and their fellow man: from distributing food during our weekly food fairs to office assistance to beautification projects.  


As we embark on a new year, I look forward with anticipation to greater ways in which CFC can serve the East End.  As we strive to create "Strong Families Today for a Stronger Community Tomorrow", our efforts are many but they are also endless. 


If you are looking for ways to serve this year, we would love for you to join us in our mission.  Please contact our office for ways in which you and/or your group can volunteer with CFC.  It would be my pleasure to meet you as we work together to impact lives and improve this community.




Maritza Guerrero



Welcomes Back, Adult Ed Students

ESL and GED Classes Resume



CFC welcomed returning and new students for ESL and GED classes on Monday, January 11.  For information on upcoming classes and registration information, please contact our office.

Free Victim Assistance Counseling at CFC

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


Free Vaccinations for Children Birth to 18

Texas Children's Hospital Mobile Clinic


The Texas Children's Hospital Mobile Clinic Outreach program will offer free vaccines for Children birth-18 years of age at Community Family Centers on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  For more information or for Texas Vaccines for Children eligibility questions, please call 832-824-6780.



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!