Aproximately 20 youth and staff from several BCFS Health and Human Services sites joined more than 300 youth from Texas’ foster care system at the State Capitol for Youth In Action Capitol Day. Youth from BCFS Health and Human Services have participated in Youth In Action Capitol Day during every Texas legislative session since 2005.
BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio celebrated the successful completion of the Precious Minds, New Connections (PMNC) program for around 60 parents who participated in the parenting education classes. To celebrate, PMNC lead instructor Patty Heredia organized a self-care trip for the graduates that included manicures and pedicures for both moms and dads.
The first group of parents from Project HOPES, a parenting education program operated by BCFS Health and Human Services-Abilene, recently celebrated graduation from the intensive, 18-week program.
When Alicia Sauceda was just 13 years old, she was thrust into a world she did not understand and could not control. To protect her from an abusive environment, this young, innocent child was removed from her mother’s care by Child Protective Services (CPS). At the time, neither Alicia nor her mother even knew where her father was – they hadn’t spoken in years after he had abandoned his family.
The BCFS System has elected to host and sponsor a community breakfast in Abilene in support of the 2017 National Day of Prayer. Created in 1952 and signed into law by President Truman, the National Day of Prayer is an inspiring way to bring people of all faiths together to pray and mobilize with a common focus.
Thirty families from the Del Rio area participated in BCFS Health and Human Services-Del Rio’s New Year, New You Loteria event for families and children, featuring free food and desserts, and prize giveaways including a flat screen TV. The event is held annually for families who have completed three sessions of the Services to At Risk Youth program (STAR).
BCFS Health and Human Services Names Ferguson Program Director at BCFS-Kerrville. As director, Ferguson will oversee programs and services of BCFS-Kerrville that serve youth from foster care, as well as youth and families at risk of abuse, neglect, homelessness and other challenges.