McAllen

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

Feb 2023

AWFC Medication Policy Webinar – 02/07/2023 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CRASH - In Person-Wichita Falls or ZOOM(Cultural Diversity; Disaster Preparedness; AWFC Medication Policy; Serious Incident Reporting ) – 02/11/2023 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
SIR/Respite Webinar – 02/15/2023 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Water Safety Webinar – 02/16/2023 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Trauma Informed Care (Gilbert Garcia) – 02/18/2023 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Disaster Preparedness - Webinar (Amarillo) – 02/20/2023 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Emergency Behavior Intervention 1 (Wichita Falls-In person or ZOOM) – 02/25/2023 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Transportation Safety (ZOOM - Amanda Irby) – 02/27/2023 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mar 2023

AWFC Medication Policy Webinar – 03/07/2023 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SIR/Respite Webinar – 03/15/2023 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 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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