Our drop-in care center offers quality, caring childcare services while providing the parents/caregivers the opportunity to run errands, attend appointments, or just have a break. The care center is available to children with special needs and their siblings. It is open to kids ages 2-12yrs old. The care center is not a long-term, full-time childcare solution.
Our Out-of-School classes are designed to provide children with special needs the opportunity to learn new skills, socialize with other kids, and have fun in a safe and nurturing environment.
At Family R.O.C.K., we not only desire to serve the children with special needs, but their families as well. We offer parent training classes, sibling support groups, Moms' Bible study, and more!
We are a nonprofit organization providing services, resources, and support for children with special needs and their families.
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Sacher has served as a Mortgage Executive for such companies as Associates Financial Services, Citigroup, Centex, Fremont Investments and most recently Fannie Mae. He is currently serving as the Executive Director for Hope Farm, where he served as a long-time volunteer prior.
Tony has been a foster Dad since 2002, serving multiple counties In Texas. He has worked with many special needs children throughout this time. Tony spent 30 years in the mortgage servicing arena, holding various positions including Senior Relationship Manager, Senior Portfolio Manager, and AVP. Tony has served as Den Leader and Committee chair for Cub Scouts , elder on a church board, and director with the AWANA programs. Tony currently serves on his church's mission council and works with the children's ministry.
Jennifer has been a foster parent since 2002, during which time she has worked with many different special needs. Jennifer has been a homeschooling mom for over 20 years, raising their 8 bio and adopted children. She has volunteered in numerous church committees and women groups, as well as with Awana. Jennifer started and was leader of an American Heritage Girls troop, and has ran several home-based businesses. She currently serves on her church’s mission council and runs a special needs buddy ministry.
Dr. Ladye Welpman serves as the K-8 Career Readiness Coordinator in Fort Worth ISD. Previous positions held include classroom teacher and instructional media specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Washington State University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from The Louisiana College, and a Doctorate of K-12 Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University.
Mark is a licensed professional counselor and is currently working at Cook Children’s Hospital and Impact Counseling Center, as well as running his own consultation service called Inside-Out. He has dedicated his career to helping children and families.
Lisa West has been a practicing attorney in Tarrant County for over twenty years. She has previously served as a board member of Common Ground--a women's workplace ministry outreach of Christ Chapel Fort Worth, American Heritage Girls Troop 2011, and Cub Scouts Pack 333. She's been married to Mike West for twenty years, and they have two children, James and Hannah. Lisa and Mike have been active members of several churches over the last twenty years and currently attend Pursuit Fellowship in Hurst where Lisa teaches the young elementary Sunday school class.
Jim Briggs received degrees from Eastern Wyoming College and Chadron State College in Education and his Master’s in Education Administration from the University of Wyoming. Jim taught 5th grade and coached middle school and high school athletics for twelve years in Wyoming before moving to Texas. After seventeen years of teaching 5th grade at Holiday Heights Elementary in Birdville ISD, Jim retired. Jim also officiated football for 30 years. He and his wife, Stephanie, are currently Real Estate Agents in the Ft. Worth area. They have two adult daughters. At Church, Jim is involved with mission trips, ushering, valet parking for elderly, Sunday school leader and teacher, and committee member. Other volunteer activities include Make-A-Wish, Spokes for Hope, and Habitat for Humanity.