Resources for Families

Information on this page is offered as informational and referral only. Phone numbers and services may change without notice. Inclusion of an organization or service provider is neither an endorsement nor a guarantee that services will be provided. Some providers and organizations have fees and charges for their services and those are the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Texas Family Code: CHAPTER 151. RIGHTS AND DUTIES IN PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP

151.001. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF PARENT

    1. A parent of a child has the following rights and duties: 
      1. the right to have physical possession, to direct the moral and religious training, and to designate the residence of the child; 
      2. the duty of care, control, protection, and reasonable discipline of the child; 
      3. the duty to support the child, including providing the child with clothing, food, shelter, medical and dental care, and education; 
      4. the duty, except when a guardian of the child’s estate has been appointed, to manage the estate of the child, including the right as an agent of the child to act in relation to the child’s estate if the child’s action is required by a state, the United States, or a foreign government; 
      5. except as provided by Section 264.0111, the right to the services and earnings of the child; 
      6. the right to consent to the child’s marriage, enlistment in the armed forces of the United States, medical and dental care, and psychiatric, psychological, and surgical treatment; 
      7. the right to represent the child in legal action and to make other decisions of substantial legal significance concerning the child; 
      8. the right to receive and give receipt for payments for the support of the child and to hold or disburse funds for the benefit of the child; 
      9. the right to inherit from and through the child; 
      10. the right to make decisions concerning the child’s education; and 
      11. any other right or duty existing between a parent and child by virtue of law. 
    2. The duty of a parent to support his or her child exists while the child is an unemancipated minor and continues as long as the child is fully enrolled in an accredited secondary school in a program leading toward a high school diploma until the end of the school year in which the child graduates.

    3. A parent who fails to discharge the duty of support is liable to a person who provides necessaries to those to whom support is owed. 
    4. The rights and duties of a parent are subject to:
      1. a court order affecting the rights and duties; 
      2. an affidavit of relinquishment of parental rights; and 
      3. an affidavit by the parent designating another person or agency to act as managing conservator. 
    5. Only the following persons may use corporal punishment for the reasonable discipline of a child: 
      1. a parent or grandparent of the child; 
      2. a stepparent of the child who has the duty of control and reasonable discipline of the child; and 
      3. an individual who is a guardian of the child and who has the duty of control and reasonable discipline of the child.

Area Referrals for Families

Counseling Services: Listed counseling centers, hospitals, shelters, and treatment facilities can work with children and teens individually and with their families. Parents must call and inquire about programs, fees, qualifications, and methods of payment accepted. Information listed here is informational and referral only, not a recommendation by the Roanoke Police Department. Parents must evaluate programs and their suitability for themselves and their children. 

Parents have the duty of care, control, protection and reasonable discipline of their children. They have the duty to support the child, including providing the child with clothing, food, shelter, medical and dental care, and education. The duty of a parent to support his/her child exists while the child is an unemancipated minor and continues as long as the child is fully enrolled in an accredited secondary school in a program leading toward a high school diploma until the end of the school year in which the child graduates. A parent who fails to discharge the duty of support is liable to a person who provides necessaries to those whom support is owed.

Youth Services  
ACH Child & Family Services817-335-4673
Alliance for Children (Tarrant County)817-427-3110
Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline800-252-5400
Journey to Dream469-470-2382
Lena Pope Home817-255-2500
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline866-331-9474
Runaway Hotline888-580-4357
The Trevor Project866-488-7386


Mental Health/Counseling  
Arc of Denton County800-375-4520
Excel Center (Lewisville)972-906-5522
Lewisville Counseling Services469-645-1375
Mesa Springs817-292-4600
817-678-1261
MHMR-Denton County940-381-5000
MHMR-Tarrant County800-866-2465
NextGen Counseling PLLC940-228-2171
Sundance Behavioral Health817-583-8080


Food/Clothing/Essentials 
Roanoke Food Pantry817-491-4451


 Domestic/Family Violence 
Denton County Friends of the Family800-572-4031
Domestic Violence Hotline800-799-7233
Family Violence Legal Line800-374-4673
One Safe Place (Tarrant County)817-916-4323
Safe Haven (Tarrant County)877-701-7233
The Family Place (Dallas)214-941-1991