The diagnosis of adolescent addiction can be devastating. In many cases families find themselves facing a disease that they do not understand and don’t know where to turn to look for the help their child needs. Often they are in crisis mode and need help quickly.
The founders of Parent Support Houston found themselves in exactly this position with their respective children. They were frustrated. Out of this frustration came the idea to create a website that serves as a compilation of resources for families facing adolescent addiction. This site was created to support the parents of teens who are struggling with substance abuse, behavioral and/or emotional disorders. Although the site was initially developed for parents, the links and information provided may be useful to spouses, siblings, extended family, medical professionals, teachers, law enforcement, employers, clergy and others.
The founders are not professionals. They simply want to share their knowledge by providing contact information for a multitude of resources that they have used personally or that have been shared by families who have had positive experiences. The hope is that this site will provide a starting point for families to locate the resources that they believe will help their family to heal.
“Son of Bum” Book Signing Benefits TCSI
Bill Baldwin, long-time Houstonian and owner of Boulevard Realty, and the Center for Success and Independence hosted a special fundraising event with football great Wade Phillips. Phillips signed copies of his new book, Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life, on the evening of June 20th. The memoir delves into two of the most storied careers in American football, those of Wade and his father, Bum Phillips.
The event rejoined important pieces of Houston football history. Robert Woods, Co-Founder/CEO of the Center for Success and Independence, played for the Oilers when Bum was a coach. Bill’s own father, Bobby Baldwin, was Wade’s college coach at the University of Houston and they later worked together with the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints. The event was organized with the generous help of Trish Baldwin-Hagner.
Copies of the book were available for purchase at the event. All proceeds benefited the Center for Success and Independence.