Family Transition Programs are residential programs with services designed to strengthen families, enabling single parents to pursue education or vocational training and become self-sufficient.

Locally, these programs go by the names Family Place, Family Pathways or My Father’s House.

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Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and be currently enrolled in an educational or vocational program. (Dallas – Applicants must not be in default on a student loan and have full custody of all children who will be entering the program. Lufkin- Program applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have completed the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA). Students currently enrolled in college or a training program with a minimum 2.0 GPA are also eligible for admission. Applicants must not be in default on a student loan and have full custody of all children who will be entering the program.)

Residents and their children are offered a safe place to live; counseling services; training in parenting skills, money management, communication skills and conflict resolution; spiritual enrichment and mentorship.

There are other programs out there that might serve families with housing or education, but we offer a total package of affordable housing, educational criteria, case management, spiritual enrichment and client assistance.

59 percent of young children in poor families live with a single parent. More than 85 percent of homeless families in the U.S. are headed by single women – hardworking moms struggling to make ends meet. When these parents receive opportunities to get an education, earn more income and learn self-sufficiency, their children will benefit, their families will grow healthy and their future will be altered.


Amarillo, Texas – Family Place
Conroe, Texas – Family Place
Dallas, Texas – Family Pathways
Houston, Texas – Family Place
Lubbock, Texas – My Father’s House
Lufkin, Texas – Family Place
Midland, Texas – Family Place

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