The Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services (TACFS) recently unveiled a new website – tacfs.org – a key component to the organization’s larger rebranding effort to renew and reinforce its commitment to supporting children and families in the child welfare system.
“Every day, there are tens of thousands of Texans cared for in the child welfare system. They experience trauma from physical abuse, neglect, poverty, domestic violence, substance abuse, and more. TACFS is a network of mission-driven organizations that have embraced the call to serve at-risk children, youth, and families, and are working together to improve our care, services, and outcomes statewide,” said TACFS Executive Director Katie Olse.
“With our new branding, website and communications efforts, we’re shining a light on the needs of the most vulnerable Texans and the work of our members and allies who are helping to address these children and families’ needs,” Olse added.
Online at tacfs.org, the new TACFS website is organized to clearly reflect the priorities and work of TACFS across Texas:
- Education and Training: Providing children and families with the best possible care and services means being proactive in learning, making informed decisions, and striving for continual improvement. TACFS is committed to giving direct care organizations and their communities stakeholders the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.
- Collaboration: TACFS values collaboration and the organization’s success depends on TACFS’ ability to work together and share knowledge and experiences. TACFS works to build a strong network of direct care organizations that can learn from each other and offer support. TACFS additionally works to build strong partnerships locally and regionally that will better support and help address the unique needs of each community.
- Advocacy: Since TACFS’ founding in 1975, a key objective of the organization is to be a unified voice to strengthen the services and care to vulnerable Texans. We serve as advocates for the best possible outcomes for at-risk children, youth, and families.
The rebrand effort extends to Texas Center for Child and Family Studies, the non-profit arm of TACFS, which offers trainings, consultations, education, and academic research, to improve the quality and care for at-risk children, youth, and families. Informed by this work, the Center undertakes targeted and strategic initiatives to address the most pressing issues facing the care and services for at-risk children, youth, and families in Texas.
The Center recently announced an $800,000 grant from the Rebuild Texas Fund, which will support relief and recovery efforts for foster children and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The Center will support organizations on the ground to meet two critical long-term needs: healing trauma and building capacity. Learn more about the Center’s Rebuild Texas Fund grant online at tacfs.org/rebuild-tx-grant.
“TACFS’ new website and rebranding effort reflects our core values and priorities of providing compassionate and high-quality care, continuous improvement and innovation, and building strong communities of care that surround and support each child and family,” said Olse.
For news and updates, follow TACFS on Twitter, @TXAllianceCFS, and Texas Center for Child and Family Studies, @txcentercfs.