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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. 

Our vision is to build communities of care that provide each child and family the opportunity for a bright future. 


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 research and education, collaboration, and advocacy.

education and training

Providing children and families with excellent care and services means being proactive in learning, making informed decisions, and striving to be better today than we were yesterday.

TACFS is committed to the principles of continuous quality improvement. 


At the heart of TACFS is collaboration -- we are at our best when we work together. 

Our goal is to develop a strong network of caregivers and to build communities statewide that support and surround at-risk children, youth, and families. 


TACFS seeks to be a unified voice to strengthen services and care to vulnerable Texans. 

We are passionate about advocating for high quality care, informed practices, and increased capacity because we want the best possible outcomes for children and families.


  • Compassionate and Quality Care 
  • Continuous Improvement and Innovation
  • Strengthening Networks of Care

409 West 13th Street
Austin, Texas 78701


T: (512) 892-2683  F: (512) 892-6977

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