The South Texas Family Support Conference (STFSC), began as a diversity initiative consistent with the legacy TDMHMR mission, vision, and goals. It has been successfully held since 1995 due to the collaboration and commitment of the partners and stakeholders of each community to form a process to provide education to families and consumers throughout the region of South Texas.
STFSC is the only bilingual conference available in South Texas specifically for family members and consumers to learn about mental health and developmental disability to enhance education, supports, and partnerships.
This conference is unique in that it accommodates individuals financially unable to attend and benefit from such an event. Partners provide stipends for families and consumers to attend the conference. The goal of the conference is to provide culturally sensitive education on mental health and developmental disabilities, identify and promote supports, cultivate and foster partnerships and advocate for new programs in local communities.