Family Support

Early Interventions for Lifelong Success

House of Neighborly Service prevents child abuse and neglect, supports caretakers experiencing depression, and helps families meet basic needs. Our Family Support programs emphasize early intervention in response to increasing evidence that early childhood experiences have lifelong impacts on mental as well as physical health. This work is made possible with support from the Cowden Foundation, the Texas Cavaliers, and the Dixie Starnes Wenger Foundation. 


Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

We provide small group and in-home parenting education classes using “The Nurturing Parenting Programs” curriculum. This curriculum is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Registry for Evidence-based Parenting Programs, and a number of state and local agencies as proven for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect


Supporting Caretakers Experiencing Depression

Research has increasingly shown the wide impact of parental depression on the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive development of young children. The families we serve are living in deep poverty and do not have access to much needed services. HNS fills this gap and provides the support families need to develop resiliency and cope with toxic stressors. 


Helping Families Meet Basic Needs

Our Family Support Specialists works closely with families to provide personalized support. We refer to other local agencies and work alongside families to make sure they can access the services they need. We partner with the Texas Diaper Bank and the Assistance League of San Antonio to help bring diapers and clothing to the families we serve.