Meet the Houston Management Team

Barbara Baldovin – Area Director

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Barbara Baldovin, AWFC Area Director in the Houston office, has served children and families for over 20 years.  She has worked in all arenas of child welfare to include child abuse/neglect investigations, coordination of foster and adoptive placements, foster home monitoring, case management, foster home development, conducting home study assessments, and providing advocacy in the civil and criminal courts on child abuse cases/neglect cases.  Barbara earned her Bachelors of Psychology with a minor in Sociology at the University of Houston.  She also holds an LCPAA (Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrators) license.  Barbara was the recipient of the “Foster Home Specialist of the Year” award by the Texas State Foster Parents Association.  Barbara is committed to the goal of ensuring that a foster child’s physical, emotional, social and academic needs are met while in foster care.  She also holds a high degree of respect and admiration for those individuals that come forward volunteering to open up their hearts and their homes to this most vulnerable population.  In her spare time, Barbara  volunteers her services as a consultant for a National Child Advocacy organization providing guidance on child welfare cases.

Gilbert Garcia – Clinical Director


Gilbert Garcia has been serving children and families for over 30 years. The last 11 years he has served as Treatment Director for A World For Children in Corpus Christi, El Paso and Amarillo. 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.

Upcoming Events

Sep 2021

Respite Training – 09/30/2021 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Oct 2021

Orientation and FPI – 10/02/2021 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cultural Diversity – 10/04/2021 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AWFC MED POLICY – 10/05/2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nov 2021

AWFC MED POLICY – 11/02/2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 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: 713 622-5353

701 North Post Oak Rd.  Ste. 208 Houston, Tx 77024

A World For Children is committed to meeting the needs of Houston’s most vulnerable members of society through our foster care and adoption programs. The agency believes in meeting the needs of the entire family through ongoing support and training provided by our dedicated team. A World For Children is a Christian, state licensed non-profit child placing agency, offering an array of services to children in substitute care. We believe that all children deserve to live in a safe and caring environment.

The mission of A World For Children is to serve at risk children and families by providing quality services focusing on prevention, support, assessment, therapeutic intervention and permanency. As a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization, AWFC works with over 1000 children each year to provide each individual child with a quality of life unmatched by another. Respect, dignity and excellence form the cornerstone from which all services at A World For Children operate. At AWFC, we provide ongoing monitoring and evaluation of agency processes to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of our services.

The Houston branch office provides services to Regions 5 and 6. We believe that as a Christian agency, we should set the standard for excellence in everything we do and, as a team, we work hard to achieve this goal.

Our Houston branch office is right off I10 and North Post Oak Rd with easy access to all major freeways. The Houston team is continuously seeking support in the form of licensing new foster parents, monetary donations, volunteers for various events and above all your prayers. As an agency, we are stepping out and working on ways to ensure our children reach their maximum potential so they can be successful in care as well as when they become adults. We are committed to breaking the cycle of abuse, one child at a time.

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