AWFC McAllen first began providing therapeutic services to our community children in 1997. Today, the McAllen office provides these services to children from TDPRS as well as teenagers from Hidalgo and Cameron County Juvenile Departments. This office is unique in being able to provide services to abused and neglected children as well as teens who due to past abuses are struggling to make positive choices. Our foster parents are able to provide these children with support and guidance that all abused and neglected children need when they first come into care. All children need to be loved and nurtured to help them make positive choices in their lives. This is the foundation for our office in working with teenagers and our foster parents embrace the challenges and enjoy the rewards that come in working with these children. AWFC McAllen is growing each month with new foster parents ready to open their hearts and homes to our community children.
Laura Reyes graduated from the University of Texas Pan American with a Bachelors degree in Social Work in 2009. Since that time, she has been working with youth and families. She started her career with AWFC in 2009 as a case manager and has since been promoted to Area Director. She is happily married and has three daughters.