Parenting Awareness and Drug Risk Education Services (PADREs)



Abilene Recovery Council’s Parenting Awareness and Drug Risk Education Services (PADREs) program provides community-based intervention outreach services and evidenced-based education to parents and expectant parents to decrease the impact of substance use on the family.

PADREs program services include:

  • Screenings and assessments
  • Service planning
  • OSAR and LMHA (Local Mental Health Authority) referrals when appropriate
  • HIV/STD education & rapid testing services
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Evidence-based education on parenting, child development, family violence, safety, pregnancy planning and reproductive health, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Alternative activities to promote family bonding
  • Case management
  • Transitional planning



  • The following counties are served:

    Region 2
  • Archer
  • Baylor
  • Brown
  • Callahan
  • Clay
  • Coleman
  • Comanche
  • Cottle
  • Eastland
  • Fisher
  • Foard
  • Hardeman
  • Haskell
  • Jack
  • Jones
  • Kent
  • Knox
  • Mitchell
  • Montague
  • Nolan
  • Runnels
  • Scurry
  • Shackelford
  • Stephens
  • Taylor
  • Throckmorton
  • Wichita
  • Wilbarger
  • Young


  • For more information, please contact the PPI Program Director, Melisa Pendley, at 325-673-2242, ext. 124 or jmartinez@abirecovery.org.

    24 Hour Crisis Hotline (800) 621-8504


    For other resources on Mental Health, please visit mentalhealthtx.org.

    Regional Resource Guide

    location

    MAIN OFFICE:
    Alexander Building
    104 Pine Street, Suite 205
    Abilene, Texas 79601

    location

    SATELITE OFFICE:
    Pyramid Center
    2910 Kemp Boulevard, Suite 214
    Wichita Falls, Texas 76308