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Foster Families

Futura Familia de Acogimiento

Step-by-step guide to becoming a foster parent

Foster Families

Familia Actual de Acogimiento

Practical information for foster families

Kinship/Relative Families

Familia de Acogimiento por Parentesco

Helpful support for relative caregivers

Family Profile

Formulario de Perfil Familiar

 Tool for supporting families in your community 

Prevention and Restoration

Prevención y Restauración

Disrupting Harmful Cycles

Irrumpiendo Ciclos Dañinos

How Preventative and Restorative efforts work together

Engaging Upstream

Involucrarse Río Arriba

Over 80% of child abuse cases are due to neglect- a parent’s inability to provide for a child’s basic needs. Many of these parents are living in poverty, lack adequate education and parenting skills, have experienced an unplanned pregnancy, or are battling an addiction. With the help of a loving community and adequate support, families can be restored prior to DFPS intervention. 

Engaging Downstream

Involucrarse Río Abajo

Each year, approximately 200 Houston teenagers age-out of the foster care system. Few of these young adults have the necessary support systems to successfully navigate life on their own. They are more likely to go to prison than to college, and there’s a good chance they’ll become homeless or trafficked. With the help of a loving and supportive community, we believe this cycle can be broken. 


Engaging the Foster Care System Holistically

Involucrando el Sistema de Acogimiento Temporal de Manera Integral

Community Support

Apoyo A La Comunidad

Local communities provide vital support for children and families impacted by the foster care system. These include congregations, support groups, parent night out events, tangible needs closets, and other nonprofits. Find helpful resources near your family on the map provided.

Las comunidades locales brindan un apoyo vital a los niños y las familias afectadas por el Sistema de Acogimiento Temporal. Estos incluyen congregaciones, grupos de apoyo, eventos nocturnos para padres, armarios de necesidades tangibles y otras organizaciones sin fines de lucro. Encuentre recursos útiles cerca de su familia en el mapa proporcionado. 

Behavioral & Emotional Support

Apoyo Emocional y Conductual

Children who have experienced trauma often have a difficult time coping, learning, connecting, attaching, and developing the skills necessary to transition into adulthood. However, trauma-focused interventions aimed at building connection and attachment have proven highly effective in helping children heal. We have developed a list of local trauma-informed behavioral health providers who are well-suited to meet your child’s needs.

Los niños que han experimentado un trauma a menudo tienen dificultades para afrontarlo, aprender, conectarse, apegarse y desarrollar las habilidades necesarias para la transición a la edad adulta. Sin embargo, las intervenciones centradas en el trauma destinadas a crear conexión y apego han demostrado ser muy eficaces para ayudar a los niños a sanar. 

Hemos desarrollado una lista de proveedores locales de salud conductual informados sobre el trauma, que son adecuados para satisfacer las necesidades de tu hijo/a.

Educational Support

Apoyo Educacional

A child’s ability to learn is often disrupted as a result of the trauma they have experienced. In the state of Texas every school district has a foster care liaison, a designated employee who assists children in foster care and their caregivers. We have provided a list of all foster care liaisons in the Houston-area as well as educational nonprofits who help children in foster care meet their educational goals.

La capacidad de un niño para aprender a menudo se ve alterada como resultado del trauma que ha experimentado. En el estado de Texas, cada distrito escolar tiene un enlace con el Acogimiento Temporal, un empleado designado que ayuda a los niños en cuidado de crianza y a sus cuidadores. Hemos proporcionado una lista de todos los enlaces de cuidado de crianza en el área de Houston, así como de organizaciones educativas sin fines de lucro que ayudan a los niños en cuidado de crianza a alcanzar sus objetivos educativos.

Physical & Medical Needs

Necesidades Físicas y Médicas

Houston is home to several health care institutions providing medical care that is specifically tailored to children in foster care. Each of these clinics also provide additional services that may include dental, social work, behavioral health services, case management, and others. We recommend children in foster care receive at least their initial medical visit at one of these facilities.

Houston alberga varias instituciones que brindan atención médica diseñada específicamente para niños en hogares de Acogimiento Temporal. Cada una de estas clínicas también brinda asistencias adicionales incluyendo: servicios dentales, trabajo social, servicios de salud conductual, administración de casos y otros. Recomendamos que los niños que están siendo acogidos, reciban al menos su visita médica inicial en una de estas instalaciones.

Legal and Judicial Support

Apoyo Legal y Judicial

The legal system pertaining to child welfare cases is complex, and there are many key players. Child placing agencies, attorneys, judges, caseworkers, and CASA advocates are all working to help children find permanency. Navigating the legal process can be confusing and frustrating. We’ve provided a list of connections and resources to help families through the process. 

El sistema legal relacionado con los casos de bienestar infantil es complejo y hay muchos factores clave. Las agencias de colocación de niños, abogados, jueces, trabajadores sociales y defensores de CASA están trabajando para ayudar a los niños a encontrar la permanencia. Navegar por el proceso legal puede resultar confuso y frustrante. Por lo tanto, hemos proporcionado una lista de conexiones y recursos para ayudar a las familias durante este proceso.

Areas We Serve




Far West/Katy

Spring Branch

North Houston

East Houston

Inner Loop



Deer Park/LaPorte


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