Texas Families: Together and Safe (TFTS)

Texas Families: Together and Safe (TFTS)

When stressed families don’t communicate well...

...teens and adolescents can become rebellious, siblings begin to fight, and it’s hard for parents to know how to bond with their kids but still guide, supervise and discipline them when necessary. Many families today are over-worked, stressed, and struggling to make their home a peaceful, nurturing and stable environment. If that sounds like you,
submit our brief online contact form.

Texas Families: Together and Safe (TFTS)
is a parenting education program that shows families how to:

  • Resolve conflict and improve communication among family members
  • Improve children's behavioral problems
  • Deal with complicated issues like strong emotions, aggression, alcohol and violence
  • Validate the parents' strengths


Parents who participate in the TFTS program may receive other valuable services including free childcare, transportation assistance, and help receiving essentials like food, baby items, clothing - PLUS connections to other local organizations that improve your quality of life. Upon completion of the course, parents receive a gift card.


TFTS classes are available in the following counties, at various locations. Call the number in your county to request information about TFTS class schedules - or complete the short online form to learn more.

Bexar County
Call 210-233-5923

Cameron & Hidalgo Counties
Call 956-630-0010

Kerr County
Call 830-896-0993

Nueces County
Call 361-334-2876


Families who meet the following requirements are eligible to participate in TFTS classes.

  • Family must have children between the ages of 3 and 17
  • Live in Bexar, Cameron, Hidalgo, Kerr, or Nueces County
  • No open CPS case or ongoing investigation
  • No previously substantiated case of abuse or neglect

Texas Family Together and Safe (TFTS) programs relieve stress and promote better parenting skills and behaviors to help families become self-sufficient and successfully nurture their children. TFTS aims to make community-based family support services more efficient, effective and available; enable children to remain in their homes; and help local programs, government agencies, and families work together. TFTS is funded by the Prevention and Early Intervention Division.

Online Agency Referrals

If you're a representative from a family service organization, social service program, school, church, etc. CLICK HERE to complete our online referral form.