Sam L. Martin Middle School

Family Resource Center

The Martin Family Resource Center (FRC) is a gathering place for families to connect with one another, to access basic resources, to explore ways to support their child, and to engage in the Martin community. Services offered include:

  • Assistance with basic needs such as food, housing, clothing, jobs, and health care
  • Referrals to partner agencies who can provide services to families and students
  • Ongoing support and case management for families
  • Classes and workshops for parents
  • Parent coffees with the principal
  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and other volunteer opportunities

The FRC staff includes a director and a full-time social worker, as well as a social work intern from the University of Texas. This team is available to the parents of not only Martin students, but also students from Martin’s feeder elementary schools.


Blanca E. Herrera, LMSW Social Worker                  Helen Hollis, LMSW Social Worker

Director of Family Resource Center                           Parent Support Specialist

Parent Support Specialist

512-841-2802                                                              512-841-2822


Martin Family Resource Center

1601 Haskell Street

Rm. 110

Austin, TX 78702