Empowering Families


Empowering Families

Program changes

The Parenting Center is thrilled to announce it has been awarded a grant from The Administration for Children and Families to fund The Empowering Families Project.

The NEW Empowering Families Project, which is funded by the Administration for Children and Families is expected to launch services in late Spring/early summer. Details will be coming soon regarding the launch of this exciting program.

Until the launch of the new Empowering Families Project, families may participate in the relationship workshops listed below (which are not funded by the Administration for Children and Families).

Healthy Relationships for All! 

If you want to bring back spark with your spouse, enrich your engagement, or foster skills for a future relationship, come to an Empowering Families workshop!  Empowering Families provides a monthly workshop on healthy relationship skills and positive communication.  Engaged couples who attend together will receive a certificate of completion, which can be used at the County Clerk’s office for a $60 discount on the marriage license.

The 8-hour class will be available one Saturday each month, October 2015 through January 2016.  The cost is $10 per couple, or $5 per individual, which includes all class materials. Participants are requested to bring a lunch. Registration can be completed online or in person at The Parenting Center, 2928 W. 5th St. Ft. Worth, 76107. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Upcoming workshop dates:

Saturday, December 19, 2015 8:30am – 5:00pm at

Just off Main Coffeehouse in Grapevine 

Online registration is open at www.decembermarriage.eventbrite.com 

Saturday, January 23, 2015 8:30am – 5:00pm at

First Methodist Church in Hurst 

Online registration is open at www.januarymarriage.eventbrite.com 

Questions about workshops? Call us at 817-632-5529 or email kemerson@theparentingcenter.org

All relationships have their ups and downs, but watch out for those red flags! If you are being verbally or physically threatened, constantly feel like you are walking on eggshells, feel powerless, or your friends and family are always concerned, you may be in an unhealthy relationship. These kinds of issues are, unfortunately, very common.  But please note, Empowering Families classes are not designed to help in these circumstances.  For further information or help,  please contact Safe Haven at 877-701-SAFE (7233). If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.

Please note: Participation in the Empowering Families Project is strictly voluntary.  Empowering Families relationship workshops are recognized by:


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What others are saying about Empowering Families:

“This workshop was an eye-opening experience. Sometimes I don’t realize there are many things I can improve on. This class helped me see them.”

“The workshop educators are the best!! Class very informative, 100% participation. The educators made the class very interesting. They gave great examples, and helped my ‘shy’ fiancée to participate. They pointed us in the right direction. They did good role playing to get vital points across. Very energetic, great communicators, so glad I signed up. I’m sure all who attended were helped with their relationship. God bless the educators and their families.”

“We were previously divorced and wanted to take proper steps to ensure I didn’t (we didn’t) make the same mistakes twice.”

“It was very helpful to any couple or single person looking for a relationship.”

-Empowering Families Participants