About Us

Why Family Connection and Strengthening?

Families today are struggling just to survive. Social, economic and time pressures have robbed parents of the ability to slow down and invest the time needed to create healthy relationships with each other and their children. This missing foundation of “intentional quality” family time has huge implications for children, marriages and the community at large. In just the past 30 years, the divorce rate has more than doubled, teenage suicide has increased almost 300%, illegitimate birth rates have increased more than 400%, and ¼ of all adolescents contract an STD before they graduate from high school*. Sobering statistics! What’s a parent to do?

There is hope! At This Side UP! Family, we believe that every family can move from barely surviving to having a thriving family life with thought, care and action. In thriving families parents take an active role in the family’s well-being and possess the know-how to deal with what each stage of life brings. Thriving families spend time growing together, affirming each other and giving back to their communities, establishing a firm foundation of happiness and success that impacts future generations.

This Side UP! Family is a one-of-a-kind non-profit which provides a safe, family- friendly environment while giving parents all the tools, skills and quality activities they need to move from surviving to thriving! We have received numerous awards and recognition as a community non-profit bringing much-needed focus on family strengthening! This Side Up! Family Center has been featured on Channel 8 News, Good Morning Texas, KVIL103.7 Lite FM Radio, in the Dallas Morning News, the Plano Star Courier, and North Texas Kids Magazine.
Mission Statement: Moving Families from Surviving to THRIVING!
Core Values: Provide Affordable Fun, Cultivate Strong Relationships, Encourage Diverse Community, Equip Families, and Champion Family Values.
Core Programs: FREE Family Connection Nights with at-home Values Training Tools, Parenting Education, Marriage Enrichment and Single Parent Support.

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Phone 972-633-8783
Mail This Side UP! Family
PO Box 262464
Plano, TX 75026-2464
Operations Office Address:
1201 E. 15th Street, Suite 202
Plano, TX 75074

*Statistics adapted from the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. Covey.

Taking families SURVIVING to THRIVING!