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About Us

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our history

In 1998, Changing Course Foundation (CCF) began Summer Camp Programs for Juvenile Probation offices in North Central Texas. In 2002, Changing Course Foundation incorporated and applied for their 501(c)(3) exemption with the Internal Revenue Service and was awarded full 501(c)(3) non-profit status in 2007.

For twenty-six years CCF has been providing programs and services for those who struggle with behavioral issues and self limiting beliefs. We continue to provide our clients with opportunities to challenge the beliefs that hold them back from experiencing their true purpose in life and providing them with tools to change their destructive behaviors.

Our clients include Veterans, individuals, corporations, universities, public and private schools, JROTC groups, churches, camps, State Agencies such as Tarrant County MHMR, State of Texas Department of Rehabilitative Services, and Texas Workforce.

Expanding into the Murray County Oklahoma Area has provided CCF with more opportunities to serve Veterans and Individuals.

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Our Team

Dr. Cathi Neal is the Founder & Board Member of Changing Course Foundation and has worked more than 20 years with groups to promote both personal and professional development. She is an ACCT certified Challenge Course Manager and Level 2 Challenge Course Practitioner. She received her BS in Criminal Justice with a minor in Forensic Psychology, a MS in Management with a Change Leadership Emphasis and her Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling. Cathi is also a certified provider for the world renown curriculum surrounding the concept of Compassionate Accountability​©​ and LOD​®​and a Licensed Minister. 

Recently appointed CEO, Mistie Ibarra has been with Changing Course Foundation since 2008. 

She has been trained in the Duluth Model for Batterers Intervention, has extensive knowledge in overcoming self limiting beliefs, has an Associates in Criminal Justice and Liberal Arts and has a passion to help people overcome their past. 

She works with those struggling in or just out of Domestic Violence situations, and those struggling with addictions.

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