BCFS-Tyler collaborates with DFPS to celebrate youth in foster care system who pursue their education through non-traditional means. Twenty-two youth from BCFS-Tyler’s foster care program were honored at the ceremony on Wednesday.
BCFS-Kerrville joins organizations across the country in participating in National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Throughout the month of May, BCFS-Kerrville will provide free pregnancy prevention class for girls, ages 14-19.
BCFS Health and Human Services-Abilene hosted a community breakfast on Thursday, May 4 at Hardin-Simmons University, to honor the National Day of Prayer, featuring civic leaders leading meaningful prayers, seeking the Lord’s guidance for the city, nation, president, elected officials, families, and more.
BCFS Health and Human Services-Kerrville hosted a community breakfast on Wednesday, May 3, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church to honor the National Day of Prayer. Approximately 160 guests enjoyed coffee, music by the George Eychner Quartet, and a plentiful steak-and-eggs breakfast catered by Kerrville's own Rails Cafe.
BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio’s commitment to end child abuse and neglect was front and center during Fiesta Week 2017 in San Antonio, April 19-29. April is National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month, so BCFS-San Antonio staff that provide services to local families ventured out to various Fiesta events to share information and resources with the community.
Counselors from the BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio Services To At-Risk Youth (STAR) program were recently honored as outstanding community partners of San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District (NISD) at NISD’s annual Partners of the Year Awards Ceremony. BCFS-San Antonio’s STAR counselors Tanya Monita and Sandra Bar-Yardin were awarded for their contributions to the Violence Intervention Program presented at NISD’s Alternative Middle School.
BCFS Health and Human Services staff in San Antonio, Del Rio and Kerrville recently participated in the ChildSafe Cardboard Kids Campaign to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. Cardboard Kids are 2-foot tall cardboard figures shaped like children, each representing one of the thousands of children abused or neglected each year.
Garrett, a BCFS Education Services Head Start student in Jourdanton, Texas, is all smiles thanks to Dr. Espino of Republic Dental. After receiving free dental care from Dr. Espino, he says his teeth no longer hurt and he can enjoy snacktime in his Head Start classroom unhindered.
BCFS Health and Human Services-Abilene celebrates a successful completion of the Project HOPES parenting program for several families. Project HOPES, a child abuse prevention program that helps parents with children 0 to 5 years old. On March 16, Project HOPES hosted a Spring Fling at First Baptist Church of Abilene.