Family Hope offers many services for families. I serve as a facilitator for the Raising Highly Capable Kidz program. My observations have allowed me to see parents thrive. Many participants shared how impressed they were with the positive information about the Search Institute’s 40 developmental assets.
The most recent graduation occurred on May 15, 2017. These graduating parents were excited to know that they were completing a course. With so many incentives, attendance was very regular with few absences. The attendees enjoyed the positive environment. After the sessions, parents expressed how they planned to practice the assets. The parents now understand, more than ever, how vitally important their children need their support to be successful. Each person that attended graduated with a smile and a certificate of completion. The parents used their voices to echo great appreciation for Family Hope, Dale Olson and the facilitators.
~ Linda Newsome Johnson, Facilitator, Raising Highly Capable Kidz
Friends of Family Hope,
This past Saturday at Family Hope’s Food Fair in partnership with Second Mile, we served a record crowd of 258 families. Thanks to all the 100+ volunteers! The Food Fairs are really an act of community love!
At the June 10th Food Fair, we are including a special effort to help the refugees from Venezuela.
Please go to Family Hope’s website (FamilyHopeFulshear.org) to read my letter to community leaders as an urgent plea to help these refugees who have settled near us. As you have heard on the news, Venezuela’s economy is collapsing and thereby food and medicine are in short supply. As a result, many younger families with children have decided to come to America (Katy) to begin a better life for their families. However, they had to leave almost all financial resources behind so they have many needs.
June 10th: Food Fair for EVERYONE at River Bend Church. 9 am – Noon. Food.
…at Parkway Fellowship for ONLY those from Venezuela: 9am – Noon.
clothes, furniture, medical consultations
Children Clothes and shoes: Bring them to Parkway Fellowship, Friday, June 9, 9am – 3pm
…At Parkway Fellowship on ONLY Saturday, June 10:
Bring furniture (tables/chairs/beds/car seats/TV) 7:30am – 9am
(NEEDED: Men to drive trucks of furniture to homes)
We hope and pray for a generous response!
Don’t forget Family Hope’s Gala, Friday, June 23rd at Hemi Hideout. Tickets are still $50@ until Monday, May 22nd. It will be a fun evening with many restaurants sharing their choice foods, including Anthonie's Market Grill, Agave Rio, Clancey's, Fulshear Bakery, Little V Vietnamese Bistro, Ol’ Railroad Café, Proud Pie, Schakolad Chocolate Factory, and The Ballard House.
To purchase tickets:
Checks: “Fulshear Outreach and Development”, P.O. Box 543, Fulshear, TX 77441 or online:
Dr. Dale Olson, Executive Director
Dear Community Leader, Business Leader and Church Leader,
We have new neighbors in our community. Because of the political unrest in Venezuela, many families are leaving the country and coming to America as political refugees to Houston and Katy. Prior to this time, Miami was the first stopping place for people fleeing Venezuela. Now Houston and Katy are the desired places to settle in their new country. As I have come to know them, they are educated, left good jobs and family to start a new future in the United States. Life under corrupt government in Venezuela has become unbearable, and they want a brighter future for their children.
These are the conditions reported on May 15, 2017: “Several layers of dirt cover the floor. Pigeons fly about the rooms and across dim hallways where a least half of the lights are out.” This isVenezuela’s main hospital, Clinical University Hospital of Caracas. Dr. Jorge Vicaya, Orthopdeic surgeon, shares the urgency, “We don’t have antibiotics and it is difficult to get them…I have witnessed five amputations since January and most of them were people who couldn’t find antibiotics.” Nancy Perez, age 44, had a fractured femur and pelvis which resulted in losing part of her leg because of the lack of antibiotics. (85% of drugs are unavailable to doctors and sometimes doctors have to substitute veterinary medicine.) An astounding result of the collapse of the Venezuelan economy: Last year 11,000 babies died within the first year of life.
As Executive Director of Family Hope, I am pleading for your help! The refugees of Venezuela are coming into Katy daily. I am aware of the many political discussions about accepting refugees, but these are our brothers and sisters in Christ, and they need your help now! At Family Hope, we are meeting those who are living in the apartments on FM 1093 and 99. They are coming for food. We are helping them with eyeglasses for their children and clothes for their infants and children.
What can you do? I am asking you to open your hearts to these people who suffer the deep emotions of fleeing their country while often their parents choose to stay in spite of the lack of food and medicine in Venezuela. I remember in the 60’s when I was involved with resettling Vietnamese into America, and today they are very successful business leaders. The refugees from Venezuela have the same work ethic and will to succeed in America. Let’s give them a chance!
Family Hope is sponsoring a day to help refugees from Venezuela: Saturday, June 10th:
- Food Fair at River Bend Church: 9am – Noon. We need volunteers to help! Just come.
- Clothes, Furniture, and Medical help at Parkway Fellowship: 9am – Noon
- Infant and children clothes dropped off at Parkway Fellowship, Friday, June 9th, 9am – 3pm.
- Furniture (beds, tables/chairs, TVs dropped off ONLY Saturday, June 10th, 7:30am – 9am.
- Financial donations may be given: “Fulshear Outreach and Development,” P.O. Box 543, Fulshear, TX77441 OR online: FamilyHopeFulshear.org(All financial gifts will go to help the refugees from Venezuela.)
I pray for your generous hearts!
Dr. Dale Olson, Executive Director
Helping You As Parents Achieve Success for Your Children
Raising Highly Capable Kids is a proven, 10-week inspiring curriculum created to help you build a stronger family by giving you the confidence and tools you need to raise healthy and responsible children. Starting in 2013, this program has been successfully implemented in cities around the country including San Antonio, TX.
“The classes helped me learn how to treat others; how to treat my wife and children better. And now I’m another person; a good person. My life has completely changed. It’s an excellent program.”
Sessions will be held ONCE a week for ONE hour. Each family will be given $300 in gift cards for attending all the sessions.
Parents, sign up today! Come and be encouraged!
WHERE: 29810 FM 1093 in Fulshear. (above the Pharmacy)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Parents…either single parents or both parents
WHEN: BEGINS Monday, March 20, 2017, 7:00-8:00 pm.
REGISTER NOW: Registration is limited so send this in NOW before Friday, March 17th
Learn more about Raising Highly Capable Kids