Welcome!

The Texas Family Voice Network is where journeys collide and unite to provide one common voice to promote successful outcomes for children’s mental health.

As a foster mom and a mother of eight adopted, special needs children, we have had quite a journey. When we started foster care 15 years ago I began to realize that I would need to become a voice for these precious children. I became educated, found resources along the way, and met some amazing mentors to guide our family. Through these experiences we have been able to define legislation, make changes, and help many children in our community. Now I have the opportunity to help other foster and adoptive families through my work as a Certified Family Partner. My goal is to continue to make changes and help to serve the mental health needs of children in our community.

Shanna Wheeler

I have gained knowledge, received peer to peer support, and gathered information that I might not have known was available at other sites. TxFVN is all about listening and sharing how to get involved, advocate and make a difference. Most importantly my voice is being heard!

Vena Wedge, Parent Liaison and Certified Family Partner of a multi-diagnosed son