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03/29/07 - Nacogdoches

Referral Service Helps People In Need

by Donna McCollum

Cynther Jones cherishes each moment with her daughter Destiny. Cynther says the five year old is,  "Her little miricle." For over a year the child was in state custody. Cynther had to become a better parent to get her back.   Cynther said,  " It started out as a measure to get my child back, but I was so blessed by the parenting classes."

New opportunities began at the Family Network of East Texas. It's a business, but can be as generous as a non profit." Thresa Caldwell owns and operates Family Network. She gives women like Cynther parenting classes. She also knows where to find help in other areas. Caldwell said, " What we try to do is act as a referral source."

Caldwell has 16 years experience as a school social worker and special educationcounselor. She's gone out on her own to help the very poor find the social services the need. " I know the things we have in our community and so what I try to do is match them with those services." 

Cynther remembers when she had no idea where to turn.  " I was so devastated. I wouldn't have even thought to even call on this organization, but CPS linked me with this program and its an excellent program.   With the right help a mother and daughter are once again united.

Family Network of East Texas can be reached at 936-560-4365. 

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