AWFC Amarillo office serves both homes in the Panhandle and Lubbock. AWFC has been steadily growing and becoming an important part of the community in Region 1. Our staff is vibrant and always willing to go above and beyond for their families.
We develop close relationships with each family. Our team works hard to be aware of how each family’s unique needs can be met to have our families be successful with each child they have been given the opportunity to serve. Every staff member is flexible, supportive, and willing to serve. No matter the issue, we dig in our heels and get the job done. We are always on hand to help our families meet their goals and give the best possible care to our kids.
We also love to spend one-on-one time with kids, helping with appointments and visits or just getting a chance to give some extra attention to a child who needs it. In Amarillo, we believe it is important to have strong relationships with all of those helping our children. We strive hard to work well with the various entities that are involved with and supportive of the children in AWFC care.
Our families provide excellent care to abused/neglected children and are a special part of our ever-growing family. Each family has its unique way of parenting and we love opportunities for our families to get together and share their experiences in order for all of us to better serve the children in our community.
Tanya Park is a panhandle native, West Texas A&M University graduate, and passionate adoptive parent. Her experience and advocacy within the foster care system span an impressive career of over 15 years. Tanya has devoted her professional time to working with children and families who are taking their foster care journey. Starting as a Case Manager with A World for Children for the first five years of her career, Tanya moved up to the Director position and has remained in that role since 2013. Tanya’s passion for seeing children grow and heal from their trauma has motivated her to continue her work within the field: those working with her find tremendous support in her leadership and expertise. Named as West Texas A&M University’s “Woman of the Year” in 2007, Tanya continues to blaze new trails and build stronger bridges between foster care agencies and child welfare professionals. When Tanya is not working with children, you might find her playing her bass guitar with her band or enjoying time with her two children, husband, and adorable dog.
Davina Ybarra has had a lifelong desire to be involved in child advocacy and she has pursued this through her time working in education as well as direct care at a shelter. She graduated from West Texas A&M University in 2020 with a degree in Social Work and began a case management career with AWFC in 2021. In 2023, she took on the role of Foster Family Specialist for the Amarillo office. Davina enthusiastically serves children and families. Her passion revolves around guiding people through their foster parenting experience and providing top notch care to the children on her caseload. She takes care to build strong relationships and especially enjoys collaboration and teamwork. She loves AWFC for the fact that the agency is strongly focused on developing staff and providing a healthy work/life balance. Davina describes herself as adventurous and identifies family as one of the most important aspects of her life. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her siblings and her niece and nephews, as well as watching baseball, traveling and listening to live music, particularly Dolly Parton and Adele.