Texas Tech University

Human Development and Family Studies

Human Development and Family Studies Texas Tech Internship

The Community Practicum: Students making an impact in their community

The community practicum requirement allows Human Development and Family Studies seniors an opportunity to work for 150 hours at a site of their choice in the Lubbock community with the goal of gaining valuable hands on experience that will allow them to see firsthand how lives are impacted in a real world, professional setting in an area of the field that is unique to their career goals.

Practicum Placement Sites

The following is a list of approved community practicum sites for HDFS 43l4. Contact the practicum instructor if you are interested in doing your practicum at a site that is not on the list.

Some sites require a criminal background check for all volunteers. If your practicum site requires a background check but does not provide this service, please contact Dr. Scott at jean.scott@ttu.edu.

Position Information/Forms

NOTE: Contact persons may have changed since this list was updated. If the person listed is no longer with the organization, ask to talk with someone about doing an internship.


Organizations Address Contact Person
Adoption Covenant 1304 16th St. Lubbock, 79401
Valerie Slutz
Advanced Home Health & Hospice 4208 19th St., Lubbock, 79407
Teresa Sparks
American Heart Assoc. 2514 82nd, Suite B, Lubbock, TX, 79423
Lacee Jones
Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Lubbock, Inc. 3416 Knoxville Avenue
Executive Director: Melissa Corley
Program/Practicum Director: Debra Gonzales
Buckner's Baptist Children's Home 129 Brentwood Avenue, Lubbock, TX, 79416
795-7151 ext 225
Kathy McGee
Caprock Girl Scout Council 2567 74th, Lubbock, TX, 79423
Sharon Spencer
Carillon, Inc. 1717-A Norfolk, Lubbock, TX, 79416
Erin Donaldson
Catholic Charities 102 Avenue J, Lubbock, TX, 79401
Amanda Peterson
Children's Advocacy Center 720 Texas Ave., Lubbock, TX, 79401
Carmen Aguirre
Children's Home of Lubbock P. O. Box 2824, Idalou Hwy Lubbock, TX, 79408
Debra Rogers
Vickie Russell
Christ the King Early Childhood Development Center 5502 Nashville Ave., Lubbock, 79413
Katie Huey
Communities in Schools 1628 19th St., Lubbock, TX, 79401
Josett Birley
Community Supervising Office (Adult Probation) 701 Main, Lubbock,TX, 79401
Tom Madigan
Division for Blind Services (formerly Texas Commission for the Blind) 5121 69th St, Lubbock, TX, 79424
Mark Swoboda
Early Learning Centers 1639 Main St, Lubbock, TX, 79401
Joanne Cotter
Family Guidance and Outreach Center # 5 Briercroft Office Park, Lubbock, TX, 79412
Leslie Breslin
Grand Court Lubbock (facility for elderly) 4601 71st Street, Lubbock, TX, 79424
Rebecca Robinson
Habitat for Humanity 2910 Ave. N, Lubbock, TX, 79408
Sandy Anderson
Hospice of Lubbock, Inc. 1102 Slide Rd #3, Lubbock, TX, 79416
Gwen Akeroyd
Institute for Creative Learners 1614 Ave. M, Lubbock, 559-1259 Joy Field
Interim Healthcare – Hospice/Direct Patient Care/Bereavement 3305 101st Street, Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas 79423, 791-0043 Rachel Foley
Lakeridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 4403 74th Street, Lubbock, TX, 79424
Diana Petroske
Life/Run Centers for Independent Living 4902 34th Street, Suite 5, Lubbock, TX, 79410
Michelle Crain
Lubbock Boys and Girls Club 1801 E 24th, Lubbock, TX, 79404
Barbara Franklin
Lubbock County Community Corrections Facility 3501 North Holly, Lubbock, TX, 79403
Carri Colier
Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center (Prefer students doing 150 hours) 2025 N. Akron, Lubbock, TX, 79415
Les Brown
Lubbock County District Attorney's Office Lubbock County Court House
P.O. Box 10536, Lubbock, TX, 79401
Kathy Givens
Lubbock Hospitality House (facility for elderly) 4710 Slide Road, Lubbock, TX, 79412
Susan Clowe
Lubbock Rape Crisis P. O. Box 2000, Lubbock, TX, 79457
Linsey McCutchin
Lubbock Regional MHMR (now called StarCare):
Adult Chemical Dependency Program
P.O. Box 2828, Lubbock, TX, 79404
Joanne Harwood
Triage Intake Crisis P.O. Box 2828, Lubbock, TX, 79404
Judy Austin
Lubbock Transition Center (PAL program) 125 Chicago Ave., Lubbock 79416
Meagan Willingham
Mackenzie House (facility for elderly) 8609 Boston, Lubbock, TX, 79423
Paula Clark
March of Dimes 5219 City Bank Pkwy, Lubbock, TX, 79407
797-6771 ext 11
Lori Nelson
Meals on Wheels 2304 34th Street, Lubbock, TX, 79411
Lorrie Bellair
Mosaic (group homes) 5064 50th St., Lubbock, TX, 79414
Kim Davis
National Kidney Foundation 4601 50th St., Suite 101, Lubbock, TX, 79414
Nicole Harmon
Neighborhood House (Lutheran Social Services) 1318 Broadway, Lubbock, TX, 79401
Joy Loper
Panhandle Plains Camp Fire/Camp Monakiwa  P.O. Box 16247, Lubbock, TX, 79490
Tara Seymour
Parenting Cottage 3818 50th St., Lubbock, 79413
Becky Fletcher
Prevent Blindness Texas 3008 50th St., Lubbock, TX, 79413
Nancy Smith
Refuge Services (Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy) 10002-R Milwaukee, Lubbock, TX, 79424
Patti Mandrell
Rock House (Services for disabled) 3212 34th St., Lubbock, TX, 79410
785-7144 ext 107
Ann Pallasch
Ronald McDonald House Charities 3413 10th St., Lubbock, TX 79415
Linda Limon
Science Spectrum 2579 S. Loop 289, Lubbock, TX, 79423
745-1216, ext 273
Georgette McPherson
Stork's Nest 2315 50th #B, Lubbock, TX, 79412
Amy Johnson Rubio
South Plains Children's Shelter P.O. Box 802, Lubbock, TX, 79408
Phyllis Johnson
South Plains Community Action Head Start 1946 Ave. Q (3rd floor)
762-8815 or 893-3145
Kenna Pruitt
South Plains Food Bank 4612 Locust, Lubbock, TX, 79404
Trine Solis-Jackson
Supportive Adolescent Services (program in schools) George Comiskey George Comiskey
Texas AgriLife Extension 677-5600 Dr. Angela Burkham
Texas Attorney General: Child Support Enforcement 4630 50th #300, Lubbock, TX, 79414
Angie Gregg
Texas Boys Ranch P.O. Box 5665, Lubbock, TX, 79408
John Sigle
Texas Dept. of Human Services Client Self Report (Working with Children in KLB Kids Learning Center) 1716 Parkway Dr, Lubbock, TX, 79403
Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center 5712 CR 1500,  Lubbock, TX 79407 792-4683 Tangi Irwin
TMC: Teaching and Mentoring Communities 4630 50th #107, Lubbock, TX, 79414 Amanda Fitzgerald
The Ranch at Dove Tree 888-980-6584 ext.136 Marisol Calvillo
Vista Care Family Hospice 1717 Norfolk Ave, Bldg A 4th FL Lubbock, TX, 79416
P J Webb
Volunteer Center of Lubbock 1706 23rd St.#101, Lubbock, TX, 79411
Sharon Bass
Women's Protective Services P.O. Box 54089, Lubbock, TX, 79453
Roy Rios
Nana Sanchez
YWCA of Lubbock
Special events and projects
3101 35th St.
Melissa Sharkey
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Covenant Health System:

Covenant Health System Address Contact Person
Covenant Neuroscience Institute (Occupational Therapy shadowing) 3610 22nd Street Lubbock TX 79410,         725-0999 Mack Evans
Child Development Center 2210 Joliet Kathy Davis, Lubbock, TX, 79410
Sharon Chatham
Child Life 3610 21st St, Lubbock, TX, 79410
Stacy Neblett
Foundation 3623 22nd Pl, Lubbock, TX, 79410
Heather Hocker
Guest Services 3615 19th St, Lubbock, TX, 79410
Gail Spivey
Human Resources 3615 19th St, Lubbock, TX, 79410
Heather Smith
Pastoral Care Ministries 3615 19th St, Lubbock, TX, 79410
Jan Kelley
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Lubbock Independent School District:

Lubbock Independent School District Address >Contact Person
ECI/DEBT (Early Childhood Intervention Developmental Education Birth to Three) 1628 19th St., Lubbock, TX, 79401
Brian Sessom
Evans Jr. High (School Counselor's Office) 4211 58th Street, Lubbock, TX, 79413
Beverly Henson
Lubbock High School Counselor's Office 2004 19th Street, Lubbock, TX, 79401
Alice Chavez
McKenzie Jr. High (School Counselor's Office) 5402 12th Street, Lubbock, TX, 79416
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Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Medical Center

Texas Tech University Address Contact Person
Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research 2902 18th Street, Lubbock, TX 79409, 834-0783 Wes Dotson
Family Academy/East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood, Early Learning Programs 1702 Parkway Dr. Lubbock, TX 79403, 831-7992 Becky Fletcher
TTU Child Development Research Center (HDFS) 742-3016 Stacy Johnson
TTU Dean of Students Office MS 5022, 742-2984 Gregory Elkins
Early Head Start 515 Zenith Avenue
Denise Stovall
TTU Human Resources 160 Doak Conference Ctr.
LaDonna Johnson
TTU Human Sciences Advising Office H – 159, 742-1180 Ashlee Brown
TTU Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic 742-5050 ext 245 Nicole Piland
TTU College of Education Advising Office 834-5704 Sarah Hatley
TTU School of Nursing, Combest Community Health and Wellness Center 301 40th Street, Lubbock, TX 79404, 743-9663 Maria Torres
University Medical Center 602 Indiana, Lubbock, TX, 79415  
UMC Child Life 775-8836 Sarah Simmons
UMC Grand Beginnings 775-8234 Melissa Perez
UMC Pastoral Care 775-8672 Larry Cothrin
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