Family Restoration helps parents break patterns of addiction, violence, and poverty so they can care for their children and prevent family breakdown.
We offer mentoring, temporary housing with Safe Families, and a court-approved biblical parenting class along with various other Watermark ministries to support parents. When reunification is no longer an option, we promote kinship placements and openness through adoption.
No child or parent should walk the journey of abuse, neglect, or healing alone. Watermark is a supportive community of believers who will fight at your side to help restore your family.
Path to Restoration
A 10-week, court-approved, biblical parenting class that satisfies a parent’s service plan and develops biblical community in order to restore your family and maintain support and growth after reunification.
Path to Restoration is offered three times each year. Contact us for information about the next available class
Safe Families is a foster care alternative providing temporary housing and discipleship to vulnerable families in need of a safe place for parents and/or children to stay. Host Homes are trained and vetted to provide appropriate care, and parents are paired with a Family Coach to navigate needs and resources.
A family cannot have an open CPS case in order to be eligible for Safe Families.
If you are at risk of having one or more children removed from your care, or have already had a child removed for any reason, Watermark wants to see your family restored.
In addition to our Family Restoration efforts, consider these other opportunities to help you lead your family. All are in the context of a welcoming Christian community that desires to see you, your family, and your child(ren) discover the hope of Christ and thrive.
Careers in Motion
Support for Job Seekers
Careers in Motion is dedicated to helping job seekers during the often-stressful times of big career changes, some planned and some unexpected.
Biblical Money Management
Moneywise helps you develop solid, biblical money management skills and equips you to live with an eternal mindset regarding stewardship and generosity.
Recovery in Christ
Find freedom from co-dependency, pornography, addiction, eating disorders, anger, depression, abuse, same-sex struggles, and more. You will never be the same.
First Time Moms
Square One provides encouragement and support to first-time moms beginning their journey of motherhood.
Single Parent Family Ministry
Our heart is that single parents and their kids connect with others who will encourage them in their spiritual journey.
re|engage is a safe place for couples to grow in their marriage through stories of grace, teaching, and small groups.
A safe, grace-filled environment for hurting individuals and families to find hope and healing in Jesus Christ.
Watermark’s Grief Recovery ministry provides a safe place for all ages to process the hurt and loss caused by the death of a family member, friend, or loved one.
The Dallas Exchange
If you live in Dallas County and need help with basic household items or childcare, join the Dallas Exchange on Facebook to connect with a community willing to help.
The Dallas Exchange is an online resource to provide basic needs to
foster and adoptive families, as well as biological families in need of items in order to be reunified.
A Parent’s Guide if Investigated by Child Protective Services
Learn more about the process of an investigation, and what your rights are as a parent when Child Protective Services investigates your home for neglect or abuse.