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Monday, May 01, 2017

Reentry Orientation Class 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Women's Support Group 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Arc of Greater Tarrant County Computer Class 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Friday, May 05, 2017

RecMania Adaptive Recreation Night 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Monday, May 08, 2017

Reentry Orientation Class 10:00am - 12:00pm

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Legal Clinic 6:00pm

Friday, May 12, 2017

Greenbriar Recreation Center Friday Night Live 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Reentry Orientation Class 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Women's Support Group 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Arc of Greater Tarrant County Computer Class 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mental Health Matters Luncheon 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Legal Clinic 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Friday, May 19, 2017

Tarrant County Reentry Coalition Monthly Meeting 9:30am - 11:00am

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Reentry Orientation Class 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Women's Support Group 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Arc of Greater Tarrant County Computer Class 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

IDD Council of Board of Directors Meeting 9:00am - 10:30am

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

Reentry Orientation Class 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Women's Support Group 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Arc of Greater Tarrant County Computer Class 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Free Kids Movie - for Special Needs Children

Network of Care for Kids

Second Sat of every month starting at 8:30am

Categories:

Free for families with a special needs child. This screening is sensory friendly with the lights not all the way off and the volume leveled out.

Doors open at 8:30 AM and the first showing will begin as the theater fills. Additional theaters will be added until 3 theaters are filled. Arrive early, so you don't miss out!

No outside food or drinks. If a child has a special dietary need, please alert one of the Lions at the door; they will inform the theater owner.

Min. Age: all ages

Related Web site: https://www.facebook.com/nwtlions/

Where:
Texas Movie Bistro
3980 Boat Club Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76135
Phone: 817-238-7764
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PARKING is available

For more information contact:
Northwest Lions Club
PO Box 137495
Fort Worth, TX 76136-1495
Web: https://www.facebook.com/nwtlions/

Admission: Free
Free for special needs families
Free parking; plenty of parking in the back of the theatre, which is in Star Village Commons in Lake Worth.

The IDD Council of Tarrant County Monthly Meeting

Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities

First Thu of every month starting at 8:30am

Categories:

The IDD Council of Tarrant County is a group of public and private agencies, as well as individuals who have IDD and their families, who come together to create a system of support for people with IDD.
Our vision is for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be fully integrated and have an active role in the life of the community.
During each meeting, we also have a presentation from a local agency member or organization present on a topic of interest to our participants.

Min. Age:

Where:

PARKING is available

For more information contact:
Rita Wester, Executive Director
1300 Circle Drive
Suite 104
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Email: Rita@IDDCouncil.org
Phone: 817-569-4852
Web: www.IDDCouncil.org

Admission:

IDD Council of Board of Directors Meeting

Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities

Last Fri of every month starting at 9:00am

Categories:

Open to the public.

Min. Age:

Where:
Easter Seals North Texas
1424 Hemphill Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
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PARKING is available

For more information contact:
Rita Wester, Executive Director
1300 Circle Drive
Suite 106
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Email: Rita.Wester@mhmrtc.org
Phone: 817-569-4852
Web: www.IDDCouncil.org

Admission:

Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Park Special Family Saturday's

Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities

First Sat of every month starting at 9:00am

Categories:

Jumpstreet opens their park one hour early the first Saturday of each month so families can enjoy an hour of play before the general public is admitted. Jumpstreet offers a reduced rate ticket for a two-hour "all access pass" for children 4 and under.

Min. Age:

Where:
Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Park
5615 Colleyville Blvd. #100
Colleyville, TX 76034
Phone: 817-428-4383
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PARKING is available

For more information contact:
5615 Colleyville Blvd., #100
Colleyville, TX 76034
Email: colleyville@gotjump.com
Phone: 817-428-4383
Web: http://www.gotjump.com/colleyville/

Admission:
Jumpstreet offers a reduced rate ticket for a two-hour "all access pass" for children 4 and under.

Cook Children's Links of Hope-Southlake support group

Network of Care for Mental Health

Second Tue of every month starting at 9:30am

Categories:

Links of Hope is a support group for parents of children with a psychiatric or psychological diagnosis. It is free and meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. However, April's meeting is on 4/5/16. There is no child care. For more information, please contact us at LinksOfHope-Southlake@CookChildrens.org or 682-885-6319.

Min. Age:

Where:
Cook Children's Urgent Care and Pediatric Specialties
2727 E. Southlake Blvd.
Southlake, TX 76092
Phone: 682-885-6319
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PARKING is available

For more information contact:
Helen Ramsbottom
801 7th. Ave
Ft. Worth, TX 76104
Email: helen.ramsbottom@cookchildrens.org
Phone: 682-885-6319

Admission: free

Tarrant County Reentry Coalition Monthly Meeting

Network of Care for Prisoner Reentry

Third Fri of every month starting at 9:30am

Categories:

Since 2013, the Tarrant County Reentry Coalition has been bringing together stakeholders and citizens to address the challenges of prisoner reentry. Our community-wide collaboration includes over 35 organizations and agencies, partnering for a long-range strategy aimed at breaking the devastating cycle of criminal recidivism in tangible ways.

We meet the third Friday of each month, from 9:30 to 11:00, at Cornerstone Assistance Network in Fort Worth.

Min. Age:

Related Web site: http://www.tcreentry.org/

Where:
Tarrant County Reentry Coalition
3500 Noble Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76111
Phone: (817) 632-6000
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PARKING is available

For more information contact:
Steve Gordon
2300 Circle Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
Email: steve@tcreentry.org
Phone: (682) 703-1600
Web: http://www.tcreentry.org/

Admission: $0.00

The ARC of Greater Tarrant County Our Special Children and Las Familias Support Groups

Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities

Second Sat of every month starting at 9:30am

Categories:

The ARC of Greater Tarrant County Our Special Children and Las Familias Support Groups

Min. Age:

Related Web site: http://www.arcgtc.org/

Where:
The Arc of Greater Tarrant County
5765 Westcreek Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Phone: 817-877-1474
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For more information contact:
Philip Bell
5765 Westcreek Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Email: philip.bell@arcgtc.org
Phone: 817-877-1474
Web: http://www.arcgtc.org/

Admission:
Childcare is provided with reservation only. Contact The Arc at 817-844-1474.

Flight2Freedom

Network of Care for Kids

10:00am

Categories:

Family Connection will hold the Flight 2 Freedom Festival at the downtown courthouse in Fort Worth as a part of Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.

The program will begin at 10 a.m. with a couple of short speeches, followed by a walk around the courthouse. When people return to the origination point, they will release paper butterflies. Families will then be able to visit resource tables, enjoy music from a DJ, and participate in a variety of programs.

Min. Age:

Related Web site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flight2freedom-festival-tickets-32108032991

Where:
Tarrant County Courthouse
100 W. Weatherford Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
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PARKING is available

Valencia Gensollen
Fort Worth, TX
Email: familyconnectiontc@gmail.com
Phone: 817-881-6451
Web: https://www.facebook.com/familyconnectiontc/

Admission: Free
Free meter parking on weekends, and free garage parking on weekends at 201 Commerce Street

Super Hero Family Fun Fest

Network of Care for Kids

10:00am

Categories:

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. This event is designed for families to come together and celebrate the heroes in their lives. Wear your favorite super hero costume.

Fun includes: your picture taken with Spiderman, Superman, Batman, WonderWoman and SuperGirl; raffles; prizes; games; crafts; music; and food.


Free, but must register to attend.

Min. Age: All ages

Related Web site: http://www.achservices.org/super-hero/

Where:
ACH Child & Family Services
3712 Wichita Street
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Phone: 817-335-4673
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PARKING is available

For more information contact:
Donor Relations Coordinator
3712 Wichita Street
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Phone: 817-886-7132
FAX: 817-887-2853
Web: http://www.achservices.org/

Admission: Free; register
Payment Method: Free, but must register
Event is free, but must register first at: http://www.achservices.org/super-hero/

Reentry Orientation Class

Network of Care for Prisoner Reentry

Weekly on Mon starting at 10:00am

Categories:

The class is every Monday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon. You just have to attend one time. Please arrive by 9:45 to get signed in and settled in. We start promptly at 10:00. Anyone arriving after 10:10 will have to wait until the next week.

Min. Age: 18

Related Web site: http://www.tcreentry.org/reentry-first-stop-center/

Where:
Reentry First Stop Center for Tarrant County
2300 Circle Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Phone: (682) 703-1600
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PARKING is available

For more information contact:
Steve Gordon
2300 Circle Drive
Suite 2301
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
Phone: (682) 703-1600
Web: Reentry First Stop Center for Tarrant County

Admission: $0.00

Sensory Saturdays at Amon Carter Museum

Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities

Second Sat of every month starting at 10:30am

Categories:

Sensory Saturdays is a free program for families with children ages five to twelve years old and on the autism spectrum. Families will have time to explore artworks in the galleries and get creative during a hands-on, art-making experience. While the needs of individuals with autism are the focus of this program, it is also intended to be fun for parents, siblings (of all ages), and other relatives.

Min. Age:

Where:
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 817-989-5030
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For more information contact:
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Email: visitors@cartermuseum.org
Phone: 817-738-1933
Web: http://www.cartermuseum.org/visit

Admission: Free
Payment Method: Parking Fee
Registration required. Call 817-989-5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and receive helpful instructions about your visit.

Mental Health Matters Luncheon

Network of Care for Mental Health

12:00pm

Categories:

Please join us as our guest at the Mental Health Matters Luncheon. This is a free, one-hour lunch for people to come and learn about Mental Health America of Greater Tarrant County and how we are working to enchance the mental health services in our community. This is a fundraiser and you will be asked to consider making a donation but there is not minimum or maximum gift. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to learn about ways to get involved in making your community a happier and healthier place to live.


Min. Age:

Related Web site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-matters-luncheon-tickets-33502673398

Where:
Cendera Center
3600 Benbrook Highway
Fort Worth, Tx 76116
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PARKING is available

For more information contact:
Lisa Salinas
3136 W 4th Street
Fort Worth, Tx 76107
Email: Lisa.Salinas@mhatc.org
Phone: 817-569-5781
Web: www.mhatc.org

Admission:

Las Familias Support Groups

Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities

First Sat of every month starting at 12:00pm

Categories:

Our Special Children and the Spanish group, Las Familias, are programs of The Arc of Greater Tarrant County that provides parent-to-parent support. When parents communicate with one another it is powerful and effective. Our Special Children offers a continuum of support and information that spans different ages, cultures, disabilities, and stages of emotional needs that each family may experience.

Min. Age:

Related Web site: http://www.arcgtc.org/

Where:
The Arc of Greater Tarrant County
5765 Westcreek Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Phone: 817-877-1474
View Map

For more information contact:
Philip Bell
5765 Westcreek Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Email: philip.bell@arcgtc.org
Phone: 817-877-1474

Admission:
El grupo des padres de familias que hablan espanol.

Avoid, Deny, Defend: A Civilian Response to An Active Shooter Event

Network of Care for Domestic Violence

1:30pm

Categories:

Social Service Agencies in the community are invited to attend a free seminar offered to discuss the psychology and tactics
associated with YOUR response to an active shooter event.

Min. Age:

Related Web site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/avoid-deny-defend-civilian-response-to-an-active-shooter-event-tickets-33088110429

Where:
Catholic Charities
249 Thornhill Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76115
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PARKING is available

For more information contact:
Amanda Robbins, Co-Chair
Fort Worth Safe Community Coalition

Phone: 8172504876

Admission: Free
Payment Method: Free parking
Attendance limited to 200

Women's Support Group

Network of Care for Mental Health

Weekly on Tue starting at 2:00pm

Categories:

Ongoing support group for women that addresses topics such as self esteem, depression, grief and loss and relationships. Group meets every Tuesday from 2:00-3:30. Free parking. No childcare available.

Min. Age: 18

Where:
The Women's Center
1723 Hemphill
Fort Worth, TX 76110
Phone: 817-927-4040
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PARKING is available

For more information contact:
Latha Shrivatsa
1723 Hemphill
Fort Worth, TX 76110
Email: lshrivatsa@womenscentertc.org
Phone: 817-927-4040
Web: www.womenscentertc.org

Admission:

The Arc of Greater Tarrant County Computer Class

Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities

Weekly on Tue starting at 2:00pm

Categories:

Join other self-advocates in learning basic computer skills.

Min. Age: 21

Related Web site: www.arcgtc.org

Where:
The Arc of Greater Tarrant County
5765 Westcreek Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Phone: 817-877-1474
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PARKING is available

For more information contact:
Adult Service Coordinator
5765 Westcreek Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Email: info@arcgtc.org
Phone: 817-877-1474
FAX: 817-877-1477
Web: www.arcgtc.org

Admission: Free
Registration required to ensure availability. Contact the Adult Service Coordinator at The Arc.

Legal Clinic

Network of Care for Mental Health

Third Thu of every month starting at 4:00pm

Categories:

FREE Legal Clinic on the 3rd Thursday every month at 4 pm. Attorney will answer all legal questions EXCEPT criminal law but CANNOT take your case. No Childcare is provided and children may not be left unattended. Free parking.

Min. Age: 18

Where:
The Womens Center
401 West Sanford
Arlington, TX 76011
Phone: 817-548-1663
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PARKING is available

For more information contact:
Maggie Phillips
401 W. Sanford
Suite 1200
Arlington, TX 76011
Phone: 817-548-1663
Web: www.womenscentertc.org

Admission:

Legal Clinic

Network of Care for Mental Health

Second Thu of every month starting at 6:00pm

Categories:

Free Legal Clinic on the 2nd and 4th Thursday for family law matters. Attorney will answer all family law questions (submitted anonymously) in a group setting. The attorney WILL NOT be able to take your case. Spanish translator available. Parking is free. NO childcare is available and children may not be left unattended.

Min. Age: 18

Where:
The Women's Center
1723 Hemphill
Fort Worth, TX 76110
Phone: 817-927-4040
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PARKING is available

For more information contact:
Libby Parker
1723 Hemphill
Fort Worth, TX 76110
Email: lparker@womenscentertc.org
Phone: 817-927-4000
Web: www.womenscentertc.org

Admission:

Greenbriar Recreation Center Friday Night Live

Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities

Second Fri of every month starting at 6:00pm

Categories:

Supervised activities include: music, dancing, singing, basketball and games. Trained staff and volunteers oversee the participants.
People who need assistance (behavioral, personal or medical) should arrange for an attendant or family member to accompany them.
Participants should bring a snack.

Min. Age:

Related Web site: http://www.iddcouncil.org/Event_Flyers/Friday_Night_Live_Flyer.pdf

Where:
Greenbriar Community Center
5200 Hemphill Street
Fort Worth, TX 76115
Phone: 817-926-6214
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PARKING is available


Phone: 817-926-6214
Web: www.facebook.com/greenbriarcfw

Admission:
The program is currently free but a $15 annual membership for the City of Fort Worth Recreation Center is required.

GUARDIANSHIP: A Rush to the Courthouse or Last Resort

Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities

6:00pm

Categories:

Judge Brooke Allen, Probate Court No. 2, Tarrant County, and Jeffery C. Arnier, Court Investigator, will provide an overview of the laws applicable to guardianships in Texas, the evidence and standard of proof needed to obtain a guardianship and the many alternatives to guardianship. Judge Allen will also discuss the changes in the law and how she believes they have or will impact the community and the courts. Download the flyer at: http://www.iddcouncil.org/Event_Flyers/Guardianship_May2017.pdf

Min. Age:

Related Web site: http://www.iddcouncil.org/Event_Flyers/Guardianship_May2017.pdf

Where:
Christ Lutheran Church
4409 Sycamore School Road
Fort Worth, TX 76133
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PARKING is available

Rita Stevenson

Email: Rita@IDDCouncil.org
Phone: 817-569-4852
Web: www.IDDCouncil.org

Admission: Free

RecMania Adaptive Recreation Night

Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities

First Fri of every month starting at 6:00pm

Categories:

RecMania is a new adapted recreation/social night hosted by the Handley Meadowbrook Center. Activities include dancing, bingo, arts and crafts, games and more.

Min. Age:

Related Web site: http://www.iddcouncil.org/Event_Flyers/RecMania2016.pdf

Where:
Handley-Meadowbrook Community Center
6201 Beaty Street
Fort Worth, TX 76112
View Map

PARKING is available

For more information contact:
Handley Meadowbrook Recreation Center
6201 Beaty Street
Fort Worth, TX 76112
Phone: 817-451-0222

Admission: $1.00
Admission is $1 and you must have a recreation center membership to attend. The City of Fort Worth offers discounted recreation center memberships for $10/year for people served by MHMR Disability Services IDD Division. Click here for a membership application. Membership cards can be used at ANY City of Fort Worth Recreation Center.

 
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