Grandparents as Parents (GAP Program)

MCH Family Outreach - MCH Branch

General Information
Description of ServiceProvides in-home family support for grandparents and other relative caregivers that have taken on the parental role. Gives support through goal setting, life skills education, financial management education, and social skills education to those that are eligible. Offers advocacy and referrals to community agencies.
LocationWest Central
Geographical AreaCallahan, Coleman, Eastland, Jones, Nolan, Runnels, Shackelford, Taylor
Facility/ADA AccessLocation is accessible to people with disabilities
Intake ProcedureCall for appointment, walk-ins accepted
Intake RequirementsNone
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityMust have grandchildren or other children not biologically born to the caregiver living in the home full time under the age of 18, live within 45 miles of the Abilene area, and commit to the program
Fees or Charges
Fee AmountsNone
Hours of Operation Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact Information
Contact's Name Mrs. Megan Harbin
Contact's Position Director
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 1 Village DR
Physical Site Address 2 STE 102
Physical Site City, State, Zip Abilene, TX 79606-2231
Main Phone 325-672-9398
Fax 325-672-9409
Service Location Email
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: MCH Family Outreach - Abilene
Affiliated Program: MCH Family Outreach - MCH Branch
This Service: Grandparents as Parents (GAP Program)
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups (PN-8100.6500-030)
Communication Training (PH-6200.1500)
Conflict Resolution Training (PH-6200.1550)
Family Life Education (PH-6200.2000)
Family Support Centers/Outreach (PH-2360.2400)
Grandparents (YK-6500.2500)
Kinship Caregivers (YK-6500.3600)
Life Skills Education (PH-6200.4600)
Long Term Case/Care Management (PH-1000.4500)
Personal Financial Counseling (DM-6500)
Social Skills Training (PH-6200.8300)
Specialized Information and Referral (TJ-3000.8000)