A World For Children-Dallas office opened in 2000 and serves homes in Region 3, which includes counties all throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, in addition to a number of homes in Burleson. They have several families that have been licensed for more than 10 years, as well as a good group of newly licensed families!
The Dallas office prides itself on team collaboration! Each of the families and children that are part of the AWFC Dallas community are supported and managed by the whole staff. They are a close-knit team and spend time together each day to recap issues and help each other out when needed. Families in the area would say the staff are very involved and easily accessible, and they hear from either the Director or Case Manager on a weekly basis. They are always ready to answer a phone call and very quick to handle any issue that may arise. In addition, the AWFC Dallas office is very involved in the local child welfare community and extensively works to collaborate with each of the different foster care systems located in Region 3 in order to stay on top of guidelines and deadlines for each entity. The AWFC Dallas office is especially unique in the fact that they also license and serve a vast majority of the Primary Medical Needs homes and children in the area. They have extensive skill and training in being able to work with this highly needed population of families.
Reach out to a team member today for more information on becoming a foster parent with A World For Children-Dallas!
Hannah VanHousen graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, and the University of Georgia with a Master's degree in Social Work. She started her journey at A World For Children in Dallas as a case manager and then a foster home developer for three years, before taking on the position of Regional Director in July 2022. Hannah loves her job because she gets to be a supportive and listening ear to foster parents when they need it. She especially enjoys the privilege of watching the children in their care grow and develop throughout their time in the home, from helping them adjust to their new home until permanency is achieved. Hannah is very passionate about working with the teen population, and her absolute favorite part of her job is getting to accompany the teens to LAUNCH Camp and see how the experience positively impacts them! Her coworkers describe Hannah as having an “open door policy” and always being available to staff and process the ins and outs of their jobs. In her spare time, Hannah loves to read, listen to podcasts and go on walks.