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Old 12-07-2011, 07:27 AM
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I am having a really hard time with my husband being locked up, is there any support groups in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that I could attend for some emotional support?
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:25 PM
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There are prison wives support groups in Dallas. They meet once a month and the ladies are really friendly. One is the Prison Wives Club who meets in Carrollton, TX and the other is Wives With Incarcerated Husbands who meets in Cedar Hill, TX. If you want more information please PM me and I can get you in contact with the women who are in charge.

I attend both and I love it. It's really supportive and we do various activities each meeting. They also help with getting you in contact with people so that you can have rides/attend visits.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:20 AM
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Are they just for wives or can girlfriends go?
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:04 PM
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There are prison wives support groups in Dallas. They meet once a month and the ladies are really friendly. One is the Prison Wives Club who meets in Carrollton, TX and the other is Wives With Incarcerated Husbands who meets in Cedar Hill, TX. If you want more information please PM me and I can get you in contact with the women who are in charge.

I attend both and I love it. It's really supportive and we do various activities each meeting. They also help with getting you in contact with people so that you can have rides/attend visits.
Are there any for Parents with incarcerated kids? My daugher is currently incarcerated and I am struggling with it....jerry (hannah's mom)
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:12 PM
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Well, we could start one for anyone who wants to come.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:17 PM
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Are they just for wives or can girlfriends go?
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Those two are for wives, but there is one for any loved ones that meets each month in Garland. They are all really great. Kairos is another resource. PM me for more info.
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:58 AM
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Are there any for Parents with incarcerated kids? My daugher is currently incarcerated and I am struggling with it....jerry (hannah's mom)
Sorry but as far as I know there is not. However, I never did not do the research for parents with a child in prison, so there might be. Good luck!
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Im looking for a support group in dwf area. Is there any??
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:44 PM
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There is a TIFA group in Dallas that meets once a month. Lots of information in them...
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:50 PM
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There is a TIFA group in Dallas that meets once a month. Lots of information in them...



How do i find info on it? Im new to this and i really don't know how it works.
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The webpage is tifa.org i believe. There are several chapters all over the state. The dallas meeting is held the third wed of every month at a church off northwest and inwood i think! From 6:30-8:30. If you have any trouble finding the info, pm me and ill find what you need.

No worries on being new. We were all new once and it can still be rough alot of days. It will get easier once you get your routine down. You have to take care of yourself first. Ask all the questions you need to. Someone will have an answer.

Hopefully ill see you at the next meeting!

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The webpage is tifa.org i believe. There are several chapters all over the state. The dallas meeting is held the third wed of every month at a church off northwest and inwood i think! From 6:30-8:30. If you have any trouble finding the info, pm me and ill find what you need.

No worries on being new. We were all new once and it can still be rough alot of days. It will get easier once you get your routine down. You have to take care of yourself first. Ask all the questions you need to. Someone will have an answer.

Hopefully ill see you at the next meeting!



Thank you so much. I've been going thru this for 7yrs so it will be nice to meet with others going thru the same. Im new to prison talk so hopefully ill find the info. Thank u again
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The webpage is tifa.org i believe. There are several chapters all over the state. The dallas meeting is held the third wed of every month at a church off northwest and inwood i think! From 6:30-8:30. If you have any trouble finding the info, pm me and ill find what you need.

No worries on being new. We were all new once and it can still be rough alot of days. It will get easier once you get your routine down. You have to take care of yourself first. Ask all the questions you need to. Someone will have an answer.

Hopefully ill see you at the next meeting!


Im not able to find the info. I found the website but i can't find contact info for the groups. Can u please help me? Thank u
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:36 AM
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Texas Inmate Families Association
tifa.org/
TIFA also provides parole workshops as well as online resources for our members. ... P.O. Box 300220 Austin TX 78703, (512) 371-0900, tifa@tifa.org.
Parole Preparation
Parole Preparation. If you would like help in ...
TDCJ Resources ...
TDCJ Resources and Information ... General ...
Resources
Family Resources Support Here you'll find ...
Houston
34th Street Ste 103-C Houston, TX 77092 ...
Chapters
Chapters · Starting a New Chapter · Amarillo ...
History of TIFA
A History of Texas Inmate Families ... TIFA formally ...
About
About 200,000 adult men and women are ...
Conroe
Meeting Location Eagle's Nest Ministries 1450 ...
Programs
Programs. TIFA symbol Statistics: A major ...
Taylor
Meeting Location Mt. Calvary Baptist Church ...
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There's the website. If you go to the chapters link you will see the Dallas chapter information. You can call the Austin number, near the top of the info I pasted in, they can give you some insight. You can join the tifa org but the meetings are open to everyone. The support available there is great. Everyone there understands as they are going thru it or have already gone thru it. Let me know if you need more!
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Texas Inmate Families Association
tifa.org/
TIFA also provides parole workshops as well as online resources for our members. ... P.O. Box 300220 Austin TX 78703, (512) 371-0900, tifa@tifa.org.
Parole Preparation
Parole Preparation. If you would like help in ...
TDCJ Resources ...
TDCJ Resources and Information ... General ...
Resources
Family Resources Support Here you'll find ...
Houston
34th Street Ste 103-C Houston, TX 77092 ...
Chapters
Chapters · Starting a New Chapter · Amarillo ...
History of TIFA
A History of Texas Inmate Families ... TIFA formally ...
About
About 200,000 adult men and women are ...
Conroe
Meeting Location Eagle's Nest Ministries 1450 ...
Programs
Programs. TIFA symbol Statistics: A major ...
Taylor
Meeting Location Mt. Calvary Baptist Church ...
More results from tifa.org »

There's the website. If you go to the chapters link you will see the Dallas chapter information. You can call the Austin number, near the top of the info I pasted in, they can give you some insight. You can join the tifa org but the meetings are open to everyone. The support available there is great. Everyone there understands as they are going thru it or have already gone thru it. Let me know if you need more!

Thank u so much.
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