To bridge the faith-based community’s talents to the needs within the Texas Foster Care System, including all foster care stakeholders within every Texas County.
In all we do we will glorify God
Exercise servant leadership - Demonstrates respect, believing that everyone can make a difference and contribute
Lead with Integrity – Do the right thing and conduct our efforts with transparency, honesty and the highest standards of behavior and ethics. Avoid anything that would appear to be dishonorable or untruthful.
Reflect the magnitude and excellence of God - Mediocrity is not acceptable.
Pursue innovative ideas with courage
Honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals.
We believe that the government was never intended to care for the orphans and that The Church has abandoned its demonstration of God’s heart for His children resulting in a chaotic and harmful foster care system.
We believe that those who defend the fatherless and care for the orphan are demonstrating the same loving heart that God has for us.
We believe that we are all given gifts/talents and when we invest those gifts/talents into the lives of others then our own lives are blessed.
Our vision is cast in 5 areas of need (Recruitment/Retention of Caregivers, Normalcy for Children and Caregivers, Permanency, “Aging out”, and Kinship) in which cumulatively addresses prevention and recidivism of family and generational abuse.
Recruitment/Retention of Caregivers:
200% increase in fostering families in the State of Texas
Establish and maintain networks of education, support and services to empower families caring for children in CPS care, near their residence and without financial burdens to the families.
“Normalcy” for Children and Caregivers:
Every community in Texas will, with integrity of collection and distribution, provide goods and services in support of the children in CPS care (i.e., medical/dental, therapeutic, car seats, furnishings, clothes, school supplies, Christmas gifts, etc.).
Foster families will be given access for their children in CPS care to enjoy “normal” childhood activities (i.e., summer camps, birthdays, graduations, proms, the ability to drive a car, spend the night with friends) as well as live “normal” lives within their homes (i.e., hire babysitters, travel on vacations, leave children overnight with relatives, carpool, engage in contact sports).
Every child eligible for adoption will be placed into a loving adopting family within 12 months of their availability for adoption.
Every foster care adoption will be completed within 12 months of adoption placement.
Every foster youth over the age of 14 will have a committed mentor or support family that will provide ongoing support, encouragement and a sense of belonging through the “aging out” process while transitioning to adult independence.
That there would be a continuum of opportunities throughout every region in Texas for foster alumni 18-26 years old whose single focus is to assist youth who have aged out of care (i.e., “Open Table” Mentoring, emergency shelters, basic life skill residential programs, internship/apprentice launch programs).
Every Texas foster youth would lock-in their “Tuition/Fee Waiver” benefits by the age of 21.
No foster youth would age out of the system and be left to the streets to experience homelessness, crime, addiction, prostitution, sex trafficking and/or prison.
Family members willing to assist and provide a safe, stable and loving environment for another family member's child that has been removed and placed in CPS care will be included in receiving the same support and extended services as a non-relative foster caregiver.