Family Care Program

A​re you a parent or an expectant parent? Dallas College would like to support you in caring for your children.

The Family Care Program at Dallas College provides support to our students who are parents by offering free Family Care supplies and services.


Family Care Supplies

Gain access to our inventory of free Family Care items:

  • Car seats
  • High chairs
  • Booster seats
  • Play pens
  • Safety gates
  • Formula
  • Diapers in a variety of sizes
  • Female and infant hygiene items
  • Bicycle helmets
  • Fire alarms
  • CO2 detectors

Have a need not currently available in our Family Care supplies/inventory? Let us know. Dallas College may be able to purchase the item(s) on your behalf.

Family Care Support Services

Parents who apply and are approved for Family Care are provided with a support team of caring Dallas College staff, including a student care coordinator, success coach, professional licensed counselor and academic tutor. These dedicated staff work together as a team to provide each parent with individua​lized ​​Family Care and support services.

Parents can also gain access to free parenting support groups.


To be eligible for Family Care through Dallas College, you must:

  • Be a parent or expectant parent
  • Be registered for the current semester.
  • Be in need of financial assistance.
  • Take at least 3 credit hours for your program of study
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be in good standing with the college

Unlike many family-focused support programs, your marital status and gender does not matter. You can be single or married, male, female or non-binary.

Access Family Care Now

Ready to access Family Care support? Complete a short application to help Dallas College connect you with our Family Care services and support.

Support is available on a first come, first served basis to the first 100 parents or expectant parents to complete an application.

View additional resources from the Student Care Network.

This work was supported in whole or in part by a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating board (THECB). The opinions and conclusions expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the opinions or policy of the THECB.​