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Del Rio Youth Learn Life Skills

DEL RIO, TX — A group of Del Rio youth committed to self-improvement, like skills, and a little fun finished the four-week Summer Groups program as part of BCFS-Health and Human Services-Del Rio’s Services to At Risk Youth (STAR) program. In the annual program specifically designed for community youth between the ages of 10-17, BCFS-Del […]

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Williams Tapped as Regional Director for Southeast Texas

BCFS Health and Human Services-Baytown Program Director Kenneth Williams has been tapped to BCFS Health and Human Services Regional Director-Southeast Texas. In his new role, Kenneth will oversee the well-being of the individuals we serve, ensure compliance with all federal and state policies regarding the all-around good health of those entrusted to our care, and […]

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BVT, Chick-Fil-A Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day

TYLER, TX —Wednesday, July 18, was a moooootastic day at Breckenridge Village of Tyler (BVT) when Chick-Fil-A franchise owners Jeff and Debra Johnston delivered Cow Appreciation Day to the residents and day-program participants! For the day, BVT was festively adorned in Chick-Fil-A’s familiar black-white-and-red palette, complete with cow balloons, a large, free-standing cardboard cow, and […]

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Houghton Named Director of Property and Risk Management

The BCFS System has named Christina D. Houghton its Director of Property and Risk Management. As Director, Houghton will oversee the agency’s purchase of and enrollment in insurance programs, identify risk exposures, and recommend solutions. Houghton joined the BCFS System in 2015 as Executive Assistant to the BCFS System’s Office of the Executive Vice President […]

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CERI Names Director of Marketing and Development

  Eileen Purkeypile Named CERI Director of Marketing & Development  Children’s Emergency Relief International (CERI) has named Eileen Neave Purkeypile as the new Director of Marketing and Development. In her position, Eileen will develop and implement all aspects of CERI’s annual development plan to augment revenue for child sponsorships, devise creative marketing strategies that promote […]

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The Youth Prepare for Success at Education and Career Fair

  SAN ANTONIO, TX — Nearly 50 San Antonio-area youth attended BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio’s Mind At Work Education and Career Fair. The event, hosted by BCFS-San Antonio’s Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program in collaboration with the BCFS-San Antonio’s Texas Workforce Commission onsite liaison, invited area agencies to educate youth from the foster […]

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Jeff Wolpers Wins ‘Patriotic Employer’ Award

It’s humbling to think that someone you work with would take the time to nominate you for an award. HARLINGEN, TX — Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), A U.S. Department of Defense program, awarded BCFS Health and Human Services-Harlingen’s Community Services Director, Jeff Wolpers, the ESGR’s Patriotic Employer Award as an ally […]

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BCFS Spotlights: Valerie for Community Involvement

HARLINGEN, TX — BCFS Health and Human Services-Harlingen Clinician Valerie Nelson has been presented with the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley’s (UTRGV) Dr. Emmette R. Hutto Outstanding Alumnus Award for her work in the community. Valerie is a recent UTRGV graduate who joined the BCFS Health and Human Services mission of service to others. Through BCFS-Harlingen’s […]

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Graduates Celebrate at BCFS Health and Human Services-Kerrville

KERRVILLE, TX — BCFS Health and Human Services-Kerrville celebrated the recent high school graduations for three youth in foster care who achieved the academic milestone of a high school diploma. The intimate ceremony was organized by BCFS Health and Human Services’ Program Coordinator Deyanira Garcia and BCFS-Kerrville’s Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Advocate Kamaria Woods. “Graduation is […]

Breckenridge Village of Tyler’s April Lanier Earns Accolades

TYLER, TX — The BCFS System congratulates Breckenridge Village of Tyler’s Director of Residential Services April Lanier for her formal recognition by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Public Policy Research Center (PPRC) for her dedication and collaboration in the field of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As BVT’s Director […]