CAPACITY

Keep Kids In Their Community

Every year, 1,000 children and youth are moved out of our region and often separated from siblings due to lack of foster families.

We have more abused and neglected children in our community than we have safe and loving families who are trained, equipped and supported to serve them. Though we have over 1,200 churches in our region, less than 3% have formal ministries dedicated to this crisis. Additionally, nearly half of the children in foster care don’t have an advocate in court speaking on their behalf. Children forced to be placed outside our community are often separated from siblings, move an average of 2-6 times until permanency, and face greater trauma from losing healthy relationships with relatives, teachers and friends. This can make visits with family sporadic and challenging due to distance.

200

children per month in our region sleep in emergency shelters.

800

children in our region are legally free and waiting to be adopted. Meet some here.

5%

children 9 years and older have less than 5% chance of being adopted

800

on average, children spend 800 days in care before permanency.

Foster, Adopt, Advocate

Improve Our Community’s Capacity to Care For Children

Become a Foster Family

Gift your family to a child in need.

Become an Adoptive Family

Welcome a child, youth or sibling group into your family forever.

Become a CASA Advocate

Be a reliable and consistent voice advocating for children.

Build a Foster/Adopt Ministry

Create a community in your church equipped to serve children and families.

Community Resources in Capacity

Are you interested in bringing children into your home or advocating in court?

The Alliance collaborates with organizations committed to expanding our community’s capacity to care and advocate for children and families in need.

Collaborative OrganizationsWebsite
CASAhttp://www.casa-satx.org/
4KIDS South Texashttp://www.4kidsofstx.org/
A World For Childrenhttp://www.awfc.org/
Boysvillehttp://boysvilletexas.org/
Bair Foundationhttps://www.bair.org/
The Children's Shelterhttps://www.childrensshelter.org/
Depelchin Children's Centerhttp://www.depelchin.org/
Divinityhttp://divinityfamilyservices.com/Home_Page.html/
Respite Care of San Antoniohttp://respitecaresa.org/
St. Jude's Ranch For Childrenhttps://www.sjrctexas.org/
Trulight 1:27 Ministrieshttp://www.trulight127.org/
Upbringhttps://www.upbring.org/

Together, Lets fulfill the biblical mandate of caring for the orphans

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