Meet the McAllen Management Team

Maricela Medrano – Regional Director

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Maricela Medrano is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor and a Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator. Maricela has been a part of A World for Children since 2005, as a Clinical Director. Then in 2012, she added the title of Regional Director and currently is overseeing the McAllen and Brownsville offices. Prior to joining our AWFC family, Maricela  worked with adolescence with substance abuse issues. She also has experience working with women and families at a local domestic violence center and rape crisis center. She enjoys working with families and adolescence in particular. Maricela is a big advocate for the children in the Rio Grande Valley, to ensure a safe return to their  biological families. She is very passionate about the mission of A World for Children and works diligently to ensure all of the children and families in Our World are taken care of.

Upcoming Events

Sep 2022

Refresher of Standards - Idalia-ZOOM – 09/29/2022 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Oct 2022

Refresher of Standards-ZOOM – 10/01/2022 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cultural Diversity - Wichita Falls – 10/03/2022 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AWFC Medicattion Policy - Brownwood – 10/04/2022 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Orientation – 10/10/2022 at 6:00 pm
Orientation (Houston-Stephanie) – 10/10/2022 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SIR/Respite - El Paso – 10/13/2022 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
FPI - Barbara – 10/15/2022 at 9:00 am
Disaster Training - Webinar – 10/17/2022 at 6:00 pm
Infant-Toddler - Round Rock – 10/19/2022 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location and Details

Phone: 956 683-9917

AWFC McAllen first began providing therapeutic services to our community children over 12 years ago. 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.

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