SUPPORT GROUPS

Nationwide
 
HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOCIATION
HSLDA provides legal representation in most home school related matters, for a single yearly fee. HSLDA is involved at a national level, lobbying the federal government on home school-related issues. A group discount is available to CHEACT members (see CHEACT membership application form for more information).
 
HSLDA
P.O. Box 159
Paeonian Springs, VA 22129
(540) 338-5600
Web Site:
www.hslda.org 
 

Statewide
 
TEXAS HOME SCHOOL COALITION
THSC provides legal protection for Texas home schoolers, including certain situations not covered by HSLDA. THSC is involved at a state level, helping to promote home school-friendly legislation and organizing grass-roots lobbying efforts of the Texas state government. They also Publish an "Alert" bulletin by subscription, a political and legal update; as well as a free magazine, "The Texas Home School Review".
 
THSC
P.O. Box 6747
Lubbock, TX 79493
Phone: (806) 744-4441
Fax: (806) 744-4446
Email:
staff@thsc.org
Web Site: www.thsc.org 
 

Local
 
Note: The following are provided for your information and convenience only and are not necessarily endorsed by CHEACT or its Board of Officers.
 
 
Austin Home Educators
Austin Home Educators is a list to serve the Home Educators of Austin with announcements of events, field trips, seminars, conferences, etc. in a Christian atmosphere. Although announcements and discussions will sometimes stray from the direct purpose of home schooling, it usually does not stray from our children's interests.
  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aushmed/
 
Austin Homeschoolers, South of the River
A group of homeschooling families in Austin, TX who (mostly) live south of the river (actually LadyBird Lake) and are looking for a more localized group to avoid spending too much time traveling.  http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SOTRhomeschoolers/info
 
Bastrop Christian Home School Association
Join home schoolers in the Bastrop and Smithville area for fellowship. Visit their web site for more information bcha.roundupranch.org.  For contact information, visit their yahoo group:  http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BastropChristianHomeschoolAssociation/info
 
Bell County Christian Home Educators Association
BCCHEA is comprised of individuals or families who are providing a Christ-centered education in the home. 
 
Catholic Homeschoolers
Receive the Holy Family Home Schoolers newsletter or information on general topics and upcoming events. Call 834-1258 for more information.
 
We are a group of Christian homeschoolers in the Cedar Park and Leander, Texas area. Our ultimate goal is to be a primary source for local homeschool families to connect and support one another in some of the following ways: field trips, curriculum sales, athletic/sports clubs, park days, mom's nights out, and share other activities located in and around Cedar Park, Texas. This is a Christ-centered, Bible-based group.
 
Christian Home Educators of Caldwell County
Large support group sponsors a wide variety of activities. Call 512-398-5546 for more information.
 
Christian Homeschoolers at Play
CHAP (Christian Homeschoolers at Play) is an organization dedicated to helping homeschooling families in the Georgetown, Texas, area to find meaningful, yet inexpensive, ways for their children to learn, have new experiences, and socialize outside of the normal "classroom" setting.  www.chapweb.org
 
Christian Homeschoolers of the Wimberley Area
Monthly meetings every 2nd Tuesday at the Wimberley Valley Library at 6:30PM. Call 512-847-8389 or email us at zion@wimberley-tx.com for more information.
 
Dripping Springs Area Home School Association
Weekly park days, fields trips, and a co-op. Email mprohwer@world.att.net or tmierow@wimberley-tx.com for more information.
 
Dripping Springs Area Home School Association
A Network for Home Education in the Dripping Springs, Texas Area - providing a way for area homeschoolers, as well as those families considering homeschooling, to connect with other homeschoolers and to plan and announce workshops, field trips, and group activities.  http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/DSAHA/info
 
GCHE is an active support group for families who have chosen to educate their children at home. We have members from all over Williamson County. We offer monthly Mom's Night Out meetings, PE Fridays, Library Days, Museum Days, Field Trips, Live Theater opportunities, Science, Art and History Fairs, Family Activities, and Competitive Teams for Volleyball, Basketball and Bowling Leagues. If you would like to join us please visit our website www.gche.org for current information or email Nita a director@gche.org
Deuteronomy 11:18-20
 
HACH - Hays Area Christian Homeschoolers
HACH is a discussion and announcement mail list specifically for Christian homeschoolers in Hays County, Texas. This list is to facilitate communication about homeschool related events and to create a network of support to homeschoolers in this area.
 
Hays Area Homeschoolers Park Day
Come and go as you please, but come ready to meet new friends and have fun!!! We meet every Wednesday at the Gregg Park in Kyle (next to the pool off Main Street and FM 150) from noon to 3 pm. For more information e-mail SDUNNL@EARTHLINK.NET.
 
Killeen Homeschool Co-op
A group of Killeen/Copperas Cove/Harker Heights area parents and children who work together to make the homeschooling experience more complete. They offer weekly park days and regular field trips. http://www.meetup.com/Killeen-Homeschool-Coop/about/, killeenhomeschool@gmail.com
 
Lake Travis H.I.S. (Heavenly Inspired Schooling)
Lake Travis H.I.S. (Heavenly Inspired Schooling) Homeschool Group is a Christian cooperative program. We desire to seek Jesus in our schooling, our parenting, and all that we do! We believe that the contributions of each and every member are vital and appreciated. Our goal is to apply Biblical principles in every class, choose materials that reflect Christian values, solve issues with prayer and a Godly attitude, and fairly distribute the workload giving consideration to the gifts and limitations of each member. Our co-op program meets weekly on Fridays (September -May) from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm at The Lakeway Church. Please visit us at laketravishis.com or contact Trisha Reece at treece4@austin.rr.com
 
Milam County Christian Home Educator's Fellowship (C.H.E.F.)
Serving Rockdale and the surrounding communities. Meetings every 2nd Thrusday of each month. Call 512-898-2259 or 512-446-6543 for more information.
 
Pflugerville Christian Homeschool Support Group
Serving Pflugerville and surrounding areas, we meet each Wednesday for park day at alternating parks around town and have monthly moms' dinner/breakfast year round. From September through May we have monthly field trips and various other activities. To find out more, contact Melissa Wood, txgirlagain@sbcglobal.net.
 
Pflugerville Christian Home School Support Group
Pflugerville Christian Homeschoolers (and surrounding areas) meet for park day every Wednesday afternoon at alternating parks around town, attend monthly field trips, plus a mom's breakfast and dinner once a month at area restaurants. We meet at the library once every three months for presentation day, plan special events around holidays and inform, support,and encourage fellow Christian homeschoolers.  http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/pflugerhs/info
 
Round Rock Christian Homeschool Moms and Play Group
A group for Christian Moms in the Round Rock & Surrounding Areas that Homeschool.  They have weekly meet-ups, one monthly field trip, and volunteer opportunities as a group.  http://rrchristianhomeschoolmomsplaygroup.weebly.com/
 
Round Rock Home Educators Offering Moms Encouragement (RR H.O.M.E.)
RR H.O.M.E. is a Christian-based support group in Round Rock for mothers of homeschoolers or mothers who are considering homeschooling. We offer field trips, monthly meetings, mom's nights out, special events and weekly park days. Our group is extremely active and consists of about 80 families with children from babies to teenagers.
To find out more about us and how to join the group, see our website at:
www.rrhome.org
 
South Austin Christian Homeschool Network
This email forum was created to provide an opportunity to network for homeschoolers in and around the South Austin area. If you could benefit from a central place to network, share ideas, post homeschool related items for sale, and announce upcoming classes, coops and/or workshops feel free to join. A group of volunteers will be available for organized activities i.e. Weekly Park Day, Mother's Night Out, Used Curriculum sale, Annual Clothing Swap and more. We invite you to join us as we seek to bring together homeschoolers in the S.Austin area with a humble heart of service and to God be the glory.
 
Special Needs Home School Support Group
Sponsored by Pilot Parent Program of the Arc of the Capital Area. Monthly meetings at Rosedale Elementary School. Pilot Parent newsletter also available. Call 243-0337 for more information.
 
Special Needs Homeschoolers
Special Needs Homeschoolers support group was started in Austin, Texas area by a homeschooling parent who did not find any organizations that dealt specifically with homeschooling of special needs issues faced by many families in that area.  http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/specialneedshomeschoolers/info
 
Support Group for Families with Special Needs Children
Meets monthly with speakers and interesting topics from the community and service agencies.
Call Sara Correa (512) 259-4607 or email:
correa5@earthlink.net