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At the heart of TACFS is partnership and community.

In the words of TACFS Board President, Dr. Wayne Carson, "We are better together." Reflective of the state of Texas, our membership is diverse and deep, serving much of the state. But no matter what differences we may experience, we all seek to serve children, youth, and families, heal trauma, and give every opportunity for bright futures. 

We value collaboration so deeply because our success depends on our ability to work together, share our knowledge and experiences, and seek to learn from each other. Our vision is to build a strong network of direct care organizations that can learn from each other and offer support.

Beyond a network of caregivers, we are passionate about supporting member organizations as they strive to build strong partnerships in their communities that surround children, youth, and families. Partnerships with our local governments and elected officials, doctors and nurse, teachers, counselors, families, and other local stakeholders help us create the strongest network of care.

INCREASED UNDERSTANDING Sharing experiences and knowledge to improve our care and services.

PEER SUPPORT AND REVIEW Providing resources to create the strongest network of care. 

SUPPORTING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS Supporting member organizations as they make local partners that better support and surround children, youth, and families.

Texas at a glance...

7.5 million children living in Texas.

31,772 children are under the care of the state.

11,612 children living with kinship caregivers.

6,689 families served statewide through prevention and early intervention programs.

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Austin, Texas 78701


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