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March 2015


Ice, Snow, Sleet, Rain...SPRING!  I'm so happy warmer weather is right around the corner!  Soon grass and trees will be bright green, wild flowers will magically spring up along roadways and life is renewed.  Spring brings a fresh start to life.  It is full of new beginnings and endless possibilities.  We have exciting things to share with you.  Please take a few minutes to check out what is happening at the Child & Family Guidance Center.  

Brenda Hayward
Executive Director
Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma
  Welcome New Board Members
The Child & Family Guidance Center Board is comprised of an amazing group of community leaders who govern, advocate, support and promote the services of the Center. 

At the January 8th Annual Meeting the following new members were sworn in for a three year term: Jon Rains, Marty Sanderson and Stacee Sloan-Caskey  Welcome aboard!

The 2015 Board will be led by the following officers:  Tim Blalock, president, April Donvan,  president elect, Twila Crick, secretary, Joe Fallon, past president and Harold Rogers, treasurer (not pictured). Jana Endler is outgoing treasurer who served 4 years.  We are in good hands!

New Mental Health Resource Website for Texans 
Speak Your Mind Texas



The HHSC Office of Mental Health Coordination has developed a website
  to provide information, resources and direction to Texas residents who may have mental health related needs or who want to support someone who does. Please share and encourage others to share this website with members of the general public who may be learning about or experiencing challenges related to mental health and substance abuse for the first time.

Please join us at the Texoma Builders Home & Garden Show on March  21 & 22nd at the Hilton Garden Inn Texoma Event Center in Denison.  We will be there Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm at our booth and helping with ticket sales.  It's going to be bigger and better than ever. Don't miss it!  Admission $5.00 per person. Children under 12 and adults over 65 are FREE.  Proceeds benefiting the Center.   Thank you Home Builders Association of Grayson, Fannin & Cooke Counties for supporting us.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at our office.  Please stop by at 804 E. Pecan Grove Rd, Sherman.
FREE Pharmacology Seminar (Mental Health and Medication)
presented by Steve Ball, PhD., professor at Texas A & M Commerce

A Big Thanks to our Event Sponsors
 CWL Logo    
    Friday, April 10, 2015  
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Location: Center for Workplace Learning 
Grayson County College 
6101 Grayson Drive 
Denison, TX 75020
Complimentary Breakfast and CEU's included 
Please RSVP by Friday, April 3rd
Jeanne Goodner, LPC S 


April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Join us in helping educate the community about child abuse and how together we can prevent innocent children from being harmed. 


The color BLUE Is symbolic with this critical cause.  Please wear blue in April to show your support. 


To report child abuse, call the Child Protective Services Hotline at 1-800-252-5400.
We wish to extend sincere appreciation to law enforcement, our judicial system, local physicians, Child Protective Services, Children's Advocacy Centers, CASA, Crisis Center and NTYC for their tireless work and service to protect children.   
Each of us can make a difference in keeping children safe. Please join us as we strive to increase community awareness of the reality of child abuse and ways we can prevent it.


 Please check out the following link so that YOU can help prevent child abuse!

Child Welfare Website

Wilson N. Jones Community Foundation Awards CFGC Grant

We are thrilled to announce a generous grant  award from the Wilson N. Jones Community Foundation to further our  work at CFGC to  provide access to mental healthcare for poor and working poor Texoma families.  

CFGC board members Stacy Rake Murphy, Tim Blalock and executive director Brenda Hayward happily receive the check from WNJ Community Foundation trustees Tom Kyle, Marty Richardson and Delinda Lough
     The 4th Annual Starfish Benefit is Saturday, September 26th.  Join us!

Exciting plans are underway for the 4th Annual Starfish Benefit  on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom from 7 to 10 pm.  
Please mark your calendar for this unique and beautiful event that raises much needed funds to provide mental healthcare to low income Texoma children and families. 

Last year's event was a great success! Our live auction was over the top with 10 exciting travel and unique packages.   Tom & Melida Ailshire were the winning bidders of the New York State of Mind package.  Melida shared this great photo of them at a Broadway Play in  New York City in December.  Melida reported the trip was amazing and a phenomenal adventure! Thanks Tom & Melida for supporting CFGC!

Please consider sponsoring this great event.  
     Presco Products Supports CFGC!

Office Manager, Jessica Hamilton accepts donated supplies from Presco employee Bruce Daniels.

Presco Products located in Sherman Texas has helped the Center is so many ways throughout the years.  They have generously donated money, supplies for our office and clients and prizes for our annual Starfish Benefit that helps us raise funds for direct program services. 

President of Presco Products, Chris Pendergrass served on the CFGC board from 2010-2012 demonstrating exemplary leadership and advocacy for our cause.  Chris leads by example, encouraging his employees to be involved in the community and give back.  

 We are blessed and very grateful for Presco Product's employee's belief in our work and continued financial support. 

Happy Thoughts!                                                

 The Soul Revives

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.

                                                                                                              Harriet Ann Jacobs



Child & Family Guidance Center

 804 E. Pecan Grove Road 

Sherman, Texas 75090




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