Meet the Brownwood Management Team

Carey Hartin – Regional Director


Carey Hartin graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. She worked several years, case managing adults with mental illness, and then joined A World for Children in 2003. She worked as a case manager, foster home developer, case manager supervisor, and currently is the Regional Director for the Brownwood and Wichita Falls offices.

Yvonne Velazquez – Foster Family Specialist


Yvonne Velazquez is the Foster Family Specialist in the San Angelo area. She began her work with Families and Children in 2013 and joined A World for Children in 2017. Yvonne graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and The University of Texas at Arlington with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, specializing in Families and Children. Since becoming a part of the AWFC family, she has dedicated herself to the mission and is deeply engaged in the call to develop a foster care community in San Angelo. “Foster care is the call to love in a cloud of uncertainties but with the confidence of one guarantee – it’s always worth it. Always.” –Jason Johnson

Na’Talya Payne  – Foster Family Specialist


Na’Talya Payne is the Foster Family Specialist for the Brownwood area. She graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. She has worked several years in the case management field working with juvenile offenders, at risk youth living in community based programs, and youth/adults with mental health issues, and then she joined A World for Children in 2009. She worked as a case manager for many years and was recently promoted to Foster Family Specialist in 2020. She has always had the drive and passion to help children/youth heal from their brokenness, guide and direct them to a better life, and build lasting, genuine relationships; which she becomes a support system for them while in care and when they age out of care. She is very committed to her foster children and families; she goes above and beyond to ensure they have what they need. She Thanks God for placing her in this agency to give her an opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life and to fulfill AWFC’s Mission of Changing The World, One Child At A Time.

Upcoming Events

Oct 2021

Disaster Training - Webinar – 10/18/2021 at 6:30 pm
Water Safety – 10/21/2021 at 6:30 pm

Nov 2021

AWFC MED POLICY – 11/02/2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Disaster Training - Webinar – 11/15/2021 at 6:30 pm
Water Safety – 11/18/2021 at 6:30 pm

Dec 2021

AWFC MED POLICY – 12/07/2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jan 2022

AWFC MED POLICY – 01/04/2022 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Feb 2022

AWFC MED POLICY – 02/01/2022 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mar 2022

AWFC MED POLICY – 03/01/2022 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Apr 2022

AWFC MED POLICY – 04/05/2022 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location and Details

Phone: (325) 641-1055
1309 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

Brownwood prides themselves in taking care of their families and children and offering wrap-around services that compare with no other in the state. The Brownwood staff has built their reputation through long hours and hard work to ensure our families and children have their needs met at all times.

Brownwood believes in and embraces our founder’s philosophy of putting God first by doing the right thing and treating others with love and respect at all times. We understand that we would not be where we are today without God’s grace and quality foster parents who are willing to make tremendous sacrifices in their own lives so that our children can experience a better life than they have known.  We would love to add to our family and are always searching for quality foster parents that are willing to open their hearts and homes to our children. We stand beside our families, train them, and wrap our hearts and services around them. To those families who are willing to help “save the world…one child at a time,” please call the Brownwood office and talk to us about fostering, playing, and praying in our World.

We also work at partnering in our community. In addition to fostering, there are many other avenues available to serve our children. We appreciate the Brownwood Community, which has joined hands with us in providing the most phenomenal Christmas parties, have helped make our Launch Camp a smashing success and has support our children by being respite providers and volunteers in our many endeavors. Also, we value the many hours of prayer that have helped in so many varied situations.

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