Texas Tech University

Human Development and Family Sciences

Human Development and Family Sciences Texas Tech Internship

The Community Practicum: Students making an impact in their community

The community practicum requirement allows Human Development and Family Sciences seniors an opportunity to work for 90 or 150 hours in the fall and spring (90 hours in the summer) 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. Students interested in earning the Certified Family Life Education credential will need to complete the 150-hour option. Seniors should be preparing for their practicum early in the semester before they plan to enroll in practicum.

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. Shera Jackson at shera.jackson@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.

Some sites will require proof of COVID vaccination.


Organizations Address Contact Person
Beehive Assisted Living Beehive Assisted Living, 806-793-4483 Eva Travino
Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Lubbock 3416 Knoxville Ave, 806-763-6131 Debra Gonzales/ Erin Wallmey
Bryce Olson Physical Therapy 6014 45th St. Ste C., 806-686-4444 Rijo Abraham
Buckner's Baptist Children's Home 129 Brentwood Ave, 806-795-7151 Lindsey Miller
Caprock Girl Scout Council 2567 74th St, 806-745-2855 ext. 2610 Sharon Spencer
CASA of the South Plains 806-928-1202 Jade Dominquez 
Catholic Charities 102 Ave J, 102 Ave J
Rachel or Donna
Children's Advocacy Center 720 Texas Ave, 720 Texas Ave Mary Infante
Child Protective Services 7 Briercroft Office Park, 806-742-9424 Suzanne Alexander
Children's Home of Lubbock 4404 Idalou Rd, 806-762-0481 ext. 247 Vicki Russel or Jack
Christ the King Early Childhood Development Center 5502 Nashville Ave, 806-771-2077 Katie Huey
Communities in Schools of the South Plains 1946 Ave Q, 3rd floor, 806-368-8090 Vanessa Lee
Community Supervising Office (Adult Probation) 701 Main St, 806-775-1200 David Rowan
DePelchin Children's Center 2706 82nd Street, 806-745-3222 Happy Le
Early Learning Centers 1639 Main St., 806-765-9981 Lena Scaff
Equine Refuge Services (Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy & Physical Therapy) 8405 County Rd 2500, 806-632-7327 Patti Mandrell
Habitat for Humanity 2910 Ave N, 806-763-4663 Larry Brogden
Hospice of Lubbock, Inc. 1102 Slide Rd #3, 806-795-2751 Cindy Land OR Charles Lindsey
High Point Village 6223 County Rd 6300, 806-698-0015 Jaimie Harens
Interim Healthcare and Hospice 3305 101st Ste 200, 806-791-0043 Lacey Bain
Kindred Hospice 3223 N Loop 289, 806-786-3227 Katherine M
Lakeridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 4403 74th St, 806-795-0668 Debby Callander
LifeGift 5812 64th st, 806-798-5565 Sheena Smith-McBride
Life/Run Centers for Independent Living 4902 34th St. suite 5, 806-795-5433 ext. 116 Nancy Penland
Lubbock Boys and Girls Club (Ted Phea) 1801 E 24th, 806-763-0204 Al Duvall
Lubbock County Community Corrections Facility 3501 N Holly, 806-775-5600 806-775-5600
Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center (Prefer students doing 150 hours) 2025 N Akron, 806-775-1847  Ruth Brow
Lubbock County District Attorney's Office 904 Broadway Street, 2nd floor
Neal Burt
Lubbock Hospitality House Nursing and Rehab Center 4710 Slide Rd, 806-797-3481 Matt Roden
Lubbock Area United Way 1655 Main St. #101, 806-905-5987 Devin McCain
Mackenzie House (facility for elderly) 8609 Boston, 806-329-1121 Vickie Emmons
March of Dimes 5219 City Bank Pkwy, 806-797-6771 ext. 11 Brittani Kite
Make a Wish 1215 Ave J, 806-785-9474 Angelica Torres
Meals on Wheels 2304 34th St, 806-792-7971 Barbara Bulen
Mosaic (group homes) 5064 50th St, 806-794-9334 Kim Davis
Pediatric Therapy Inc 4601 66th St Suite D, 806-793-3900 Brittany Bailey
Rock House (services for disabled) 3212 34th St, 806-785-7144 ext. 107 Jesse McDonald
Ronald McDonald House Charities 3413 10th St, 806-744-8877 Elise Roscoe
Science Spectrum 2579 S. Loop 289, 806-745-2525 Kaitlin Hughs
South Plains Community Action Head Start 1946 Ave. Q (3rd floor), 806-762-8815 Diane Miller
South Plains Food Bank 5605 MLK Blvd, 806-763-3003 Trine Solis-Jackson
South Plains Rehab Center 4321 Marsha Sharp fwy door 3, 806-788-0131 Heather Beaugh
Southwest Institute for Addictive Disease 806-743-6186 Kim Kerksiek
StarCare   Apply Online
StarCare Opioid Treatment Program   Kim Hibbits
Sunnyside Learning Academy 3302 Quaker Avenue, 806-218-5383 April Guerrero
Texas AgriLife Extension 901 Ave G, 806-677-5600 Dr. Angela Burkham
Texas Attorney General: Child Support Enforcement 4630 50th #300, 806-761-4715 Sarah Johnson or Tracy Murphy
Texas Boys Ranch 4810 N County Rd 2800, 806-747-3187 Heather Mayham/John Sigle
Transitional Learning Center 4000 22nd Pl ste. 300, 806-281-5400  
Trustpoint 4302 Princeton St, 806-740-8474 Seth Torres
Upbring Foster Care Office 7412 S. University #2, 806-783-8863 Monica Casey
Women's Protective Services 8910 University Ave, 806-747-6491 Steven Garcia
YWCA 3101 35th st, 806-792-2723 Glenda Mathis

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Covenant Health System:

Covenant Health System Address Contact Person
Covenant Neuroscience Institute (Occupational Therapy shadowing) 3610 22nd St, 806-725-0999 Mack Evans
Covenant Child Development Center 2210 Joliet, 806-725-2231 Kathy Davis
Covenant Child Life (Fall: application due March)(Spring: application due September) 3610 21st St, 806-725-6997 Stacy Neblett
Covenant Foundation 3623 22nd Pl, 806-725-6020 Natalie Willett

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Lubbock Independent School District:

Lubbock Independent School District Address Contact Person
LISD Early Childhood Intervention Developmental Education Birth to Three 1628 19th St, 806-219-0500 Sarah McDonald

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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 St, 806-834-0783 Wes Dotson
TTU Athletic Training 806-834-1842  Imelda Garcia
TTU Center for Early Head Start 3315 East Broadway, 806-765-2737, 806-834-7959 Denise Stovall
TTU Child Development Research Center 806-742-3016 Stacy Johnson
TTU Human Sciences Advising Office Human Sciences building 159, 806-742-1180 Ashlee Brown
TTU Center for Adolescent Resiliency
United Future Leaders
Texas Tech University, P.O. Box 41260, Lubbock, TX 79409-1260, 806-834-1327 Gloria Gonzales
TTU Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic Human Sciences building, 164 Nicole Piland
TTU School of Nursing, Combest Community Health and Wellness Center 301 40th St, 806-743-9663 Maria Torres
TTU Therapeutic Riding Center 5712 CR 1500, 806-792-4683 Kelcee Heinrich
UMC Child Life (Fall: application due March)(Spring: application due September) 806-775-8836 Sarah Simmons
UMC Pastoral Care 806-775-8672 ext. 31541 Larry Cothrin

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