AWFC Corpus Christi is situated on the Gulf Coast, serving Region 11 of the Texas Department of Protective and Family Services. The mission of A World for Children is to serve at-risk children and families by providing quality services focusing on prevention and therapeutic care.
The staff focuses on teamwork and support for our families and children. They also work hard to ensure the families feel supported and the kids know they are special. The Corpus Christi staff also knows how to have a good time, and loves to throw a party! Whether it is a foster parent appreciation event, Christmas Party, or back-to-school bash, you are certain to have a good time if the Corpus Christi staff are involved.
The Corpus Christi foster care team encourages you to stop by and visit for a while. We always welcome the opportunity to work with new families and educate the public regarding the services and programs that we offer. There are many ways that you can help the children of South Texas that are the victims of abuse and neglect, through your generous monetary donations and volunteering for our many events and fostering opportunities.
Kristal Quiroga is a wife and mother to her beautiful daughter Yzabella, son Remy and twins Erik and Kamila. Kristal graduated in 2010 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and then again in 2017 from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with her Master of Public Administration degree. Kristal held a job at Bayview Behavioral Hospital for 3 years then as a Case Manager for 3 years at a local children’s shelter. She then pursued her career as Case Management supervisor for a local Transitional Foster Care Program in Corpus Christi for 2 years. Kristal began as the Area Director with A World for Children in 2017. Kristal’s office is a non-profit foster care agency that covers 19 counties in South Texas. Kristal is originally from Del Rio Texas and enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Kristal has also been a Zumba instructor for 15 years, and enjoys doing this daily to regroup herself from daily responsibilities. Kristal is family oriented and is passionate about working with at risk populations, the community and making a difference in the lives of others.
Gilbert Garcia has been serving children and families for over 30 years. For the past several years, he has served as Treatment Director for A World For Children in Corpus Christi, El Paso, and Houston. He is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and has a deep appreciation for those who open their hearts and homes to traumatized children. “All kids need a sense of belonging and know that someone cares; one of the greatest joys is knowing you made a difference in the life of a child. That is what we are all about.”