Caring Options of San Antonio was founded by Jacqueline (Jackie) Hawkins, a retired registered nurse. A philosophy of caring is good, but a history of caring is better, which Jackie demonstrated in her nursing career, and continues to exhibit in her personal and community life.
During her nursing career, Jackie worked with all ages and stages, from pediatrics to geriatrics. During her time as a military wife, she worked as a Family Advocacy Nurse Specialist, working with childbearing families, from pregnancy to birth and beyond, providing care through home visits, telephone calls, newsletters and teaching classes dealing with every aspect of childbearing and childrearing. As a school nurse, Jackie worked for NISD, San Antonio, WFISD, Wichita Falls, Texas, and one year at Healy Murphy, San Antonio, Texas, an alternative high school as nurse/parent educator.
Jackie is a certified American Heart Association CPR instructor as well as a certified instructor for the Academy of Pediatrics’ course, “Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers” (PedFACTs). Jackie is also a certified Breakthrough Parenting Instructor.
Jackie now turns her attention to providing Caring Options to the community, providing education and empowerment, equipping individuals and families to reach their best health and well-being.
Parenting is a lifelong learning project. Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising the next generation.