Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen and continuously improve the services, practices, and care for at-risk children, youth, and families. We achieve this mission through education and research, collaboration, and advocacy.

Every day, Texas serves tens of thousands of the most vulnerable children and  families in the child welfare system. They experience trauma from physical abuse, neglect, poverty, domestic violence, substance abuse, and more. The Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services (TACFS) is a network of mission-driven organizations that have embraced the call to serve these children and families, and are working together to improve our care, services, and outcomes statewide. 

At TACFS, our responsibility, above all, is to the children, youth, and families across Texas that we serve every day. Our vocation and our passion is to understand and work to undo the damage caused by trauma, create a system where vulnerable children and families experience safety and well being, and maximize the potential of each child and family. 

Through compassionate & quality care, continuous improvement/ innovation and strengthening networks of care, our vision is to build communities that provide each child and family the opportunity for a bright future. 



The Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services and the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, nationality, sex, English proficiency, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. To file a complaint alleging discrimination, please contact the Chief Executive Officer or the U.S.Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.