As a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, A World For Children contracts with and is licensed by the State of Texas to provide foster and foster-to-adopt services for abused and neglected children across the State. Our agency began in 1997 with a single office in Round Rock. Today, while our corporate office remains in Round Rock, A World For Children is now represented across the State, with 13 offices in the following locations: Amarillo, Brownsville, Brownwood, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, McAllen, Round Rock, San Antonio, Tyler, Victoria and Wichita Falls. Our extensive reach allows foster parents in all areas of the State to have an office close to their home to provide any support they may need.
At A World For Children, we pride ourselves on being more than simply a corporation—we’re one big extended family.
“What does it mean to be a foster parent with the A World For Children foster care agency? To us, it means having total support from the committed staff of this agency. It also means that each foster child in our care, through this agency, will not only get a loving home but also many opportunities to live as much normal a life as feasibly possible to have fun and go places…
As foster parents, we are thankful for this God given opportunity to have us open the door to our home, and our hearts to that scared face; that forced smile, that teary eye, that trembling body; a child worth loving. Fostering is neither an easy task nor a guarantee for a 100% success with every child. But giving up is not an option, it’s something worth pursuing. Family reunification is our goal but when that fails, we are there. They know someone cares!
Our reward is just to simply see each of them laugh at silly things; having them look forward to foster dad’s daily home cooked breakfast; seeing them rush home to show off the good grades on their school progress reports; but, most of all, is seeing a new light of hope in their eyes.”
Maria & Artuo Rodriguez, McAllen
Launch Camp 2018 We Need Your Help
As a non-profit agency, A World For Children (AWFC) is licensed by the State of Texas to provide foster and foster-to-adopt services for abused and neglected children across the state.
The statistics on foster care youth are staggering::
* Within 18 months of emancipation 40-50% of foster youth become homeless
* 25% of foster youth will be incarcerated within the first 2 years of emancipation
* Within 2 years of emancipation 51% will be unemployed
* 46% of foster children complete high school
* Children who experience child abuse and neglect are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult and 30% more likely to commit violent crimes
The statistics paint a heartbreaking picture. At 18, foster youth age out of the system and face a world with limited life skills. Homelessness, crime and poverty are only a few of the devastating outcomes. It is not only a tragedy for the youth but a tragedy for our society.
We created a program to deal with this serious problem.
Launch Camp is a program we designed to inspire, motivate, and prepare our teens for entrance into the adult world. This dynamic camp aims to promote relationship building through mentoring and team building activities, prepare teens through educational workshops and provide activities to build their self-esteem.
Your donation will go directly to help fund the cost of camp. This cost includes: use of campground facility, food, entertainment, guest speakers, prizes, travel, maintaining 24 hour 1:4 staff ratio, etc.
Any amount helps! Together we can change the world… one child at a time!