When dealing with the concerns of families in and around the Houston area, it is often helpful to seek information, guidance, and assistance from local community resources. Below is a list of community contacts you may find useful in navigating the emotional complexities of your family law matter.

Parenting courses:

Most family law courts require parties to attend a parenting course before finalizing their family law matter. Some courts allow parties to take on-line courses but other courts require parties to attend the class in person. Prior to taking any course you should refer to the local rules of the court your family law matter is in to be sure you are taking a course approved by the court.

In person parenting courses:

Building New Beginnings (Escape Center) – (713) 942-9500
www.learntoparent.org

Children Cope – (713) 952-COPE (2673)

Children in the Middle – (713) 468-8356

DePelchin Children’s Center – (713) 730-2335
www.depelchin.org/parent-education

Family Education Institute – (713) 688-9122

Family Time Crisis & Counseling Center – (281) 446-2615
www.familytimeccc.org

Parents Apart – (281) 333-5866
www.familysolutionsweb.com

Putting Kids First – (888) 777-2298 ext. 221

Stop the Conflict – (713) 520-5370
www.divorceasfriends.com

Parenting Courses Available Online:

www.positiveparentingthroughdivorce.com
www.parentingpartnerships.com
www.puttingkidsfirst.org

Abuse Investigation/Programs:

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline – (800) 422-4453
www.childhelp.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline – (800) 799-7233
www.thehotline.org

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) – (800) 252-5400
www.dfps.state.tx.us

Anger Management Programs:

Anger management Institute of Texas – www.ami-tx.com

Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) – www.avda-tx.org

The Center for Anger Resolution – www.angerbusters.com

The Way Education and Counseling Cewnter, LLC – www.weccounseling.com

Drug Testing Facilities:

Drug Screens, Inc.
Pasadena Blvd.
Pasadena, Texas
(713) 473-0495

Exper Tox Inc. Laboratory and Collections Facility
1803 Center St., Ste. A
Deer Park, Texas 77536
(281) 476-4600
www.expertox.com

Houston Medical Testing Services
2646 South Loop West, #550
Houston,T exas 77054
(713) 665-4687
www.hmts.com

National Screening Center
407 Fannin
Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 226-7847
www.nationalscreeningcenters.com

Washington Avenue Diagnostic Center
2510 Washington Avenue
Houston, Texas 77007
(713) 802-9188

Supervised Visitation Options:

Guardians of Hope – www.gaurdiansofhopetx.com

SAFE Program – www.victimassiostancecentre.com

W.A.T.C.H. Program – www.wearethechildrenshaven.com