In July, Bexar County housed 1,951 of the state’s 16,995 foster care youth in private and group homes, emergency shelters, and residential treatment centers.
Thanks to a recent report, Texas is one of the first states to actually know how many youth in foster care are pregnant or parents already.
Many adolescents in Texas find themselves in need of foster care services. At any given time, about 28,000 children are wards of the state.
At 42, Annette Rodriguez is the current president and CEO of the organization and has been for the last six years.
Children in foster care in the greater Houston area are again finding themselves displaced as flood waters have wiped out around 50,000 homes.
Gov. Greg Abbott made child protection a number one emergency item, and the Legislature responded by focusing on overhauling foster care services.
Roy Maas celebrated the grand opening of the Mike Koiner House, a transitional home which will house young people between the ages of 18 and 21 who have aged out of foster care or kids who grew up in abusive and/or neglectful homes.
Texas’ children facing abuse and neglect will be a major focus during the 85th Legislative Session as lawmakers grapple with a tight budget
Topics discussed included foster care, mental health care, the “bathroom bill,” sanctuary cities, public education, taxes, and transportation.
A new legal filing has put Texas leaders in a delicate position of conceding problems in foster care but arguing against a federal judge’s proposed reforms.