Strengthening our community by strengthening our families!
Copyright 2013. Strengthening Families of North Texas, a Texas 501(c)3 Charitable Organization . All rights reserved. 
Website made possible by the generosity of the Plano Early Lions Club

Our History

In 2007, a group of concerned Collin County citizens formed an Advisory Board to bring a child abuse prevention program to Collin County. These groups included, but were not limited to:

  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County
  • CITY House
  • CPS
  • Collin College
  • Family Outreach
  • Collin County Association for the Education of Young Children
  • and community volunteers


STRENGTHENING FAMILIES of North Texas, (formerly RELIEF NURSERY of Collin County) attempts to work with families in a preventative mode to minimize the advent of children at risk.  STRENGTHENING FAMILIES of North Texas empowers vulnerable families by demonstrating positive parenting techniques with tools like:

  • parenting classes,
  • home visitation services,
  • respite care,
  • counseling and other support.


The programs offered by STRENGTHENING FAMILIES of North Texas are all at no cost to our families. STRENGTHENING FAMILIES of North Texas complements existing organizations in the community by focusing on prevention. By collaborating with the leaders of these successful programs, we can avoid expensive duplication of services and, most importantly, add the crucial early intervention and prevention services that are lacking. Utilizing evidence-based programs to be effective, STRENGTHENING FAMILIES of North Texas provides services to the whole family unit. This approach generates not only a benefit to the children and families but to the local community, as well!

Our Mission

To strengthen families by providing them the tools to grow through service, support and education.

We are

a comprehensive family support program for parents of children up to six years of age who are experiencing extraordinary stress. Our mission is to prevent the cycle of child abuse and neglect by early intervention that focuses on building successful and resilient children, strengthening parents and preserving families. With its unique blend of therapeutic early childhood services and comprehensive family support, including alcohol & drug recovery support services. We empower vulnerable families and help stop the vicious cycle of child abuse and neglect. Families seeking services are often struggling with things like financial strain, a history of abuse, substance abuse or a lack of social support. We provide an effective model of child protection and family preservation, building on the belief that most children are best served when they remain with their families. .

We build

on the belief that most parents want to be good parents ~~ and children are best served when they remain with their families in a loving and safe environment.


Our goal is to aid in transforming the lives of families for generations to come.