The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies and our affiliated organization, the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services (TACFS), have been on the front lines of Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts. We work to enable organizations that serve children and youth in the foster care system in the impacted areas to provide critical ongoing support for hurricane survivors.
In Harvey’s aftermath we saw outstanding collaboration among foster care providers, community organizations, and the public and private sectors. This initial collaboration allowed for quick and effective short-term recovery efforts. The Center is committed to facilitating providers’ ability to address the ongoing and longer-term challenges brought on by Hurricane Harvey. Through the generous support of Rebuild Texas, our efforts will focus on meeting two critical long-term needs.
Healing Trauma. The Center will support and empower trauma-informed care and services for at-risk children and families impacted by Harvey.
Building Foster Care Capacity. The Center will support services and programs aimed to mitigate the expected shortage in foster care capacity due to Harvey.
We firmly believe these objectives will support stability not only for Texas’s most vulnerable children, but to the organizations who serve them directly.