“Changing the world… one child at a time.”
These words aren’t just our motto; these are the words our staff and foster parents live by. Every minute of every day, Texas children fall victim at the hands of their parents. They are abused, neglected, and mistreated in ways that the general public cannot begin to imagine. The children enter the doors of A World For Children foster homes with terror, uncertainty, physical scars, and emotional trauma. A World For Children’s foster parents, along with the 24-hour support of A World For Children’s staff, spend every day changing uncertainty into undying stability, mending physical injuries, and providing in-depth treatment for emotional trauma.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, A World For Children contracts with and is licensed by the State of Texas to provide foster and foster-to-adopt services for abused and neglected children across the State. Our agency began in 1997 with a single office in Round Rock. Today, while our corporate office remains in Round Rock, A World For Children is now represented across the State, with 14 offices in the following locations: Amarillo, Brownsville, Brownwood, Burleson, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, McAllen, Round Rock, San Antonio, Tyler, Victoria and Wichita Falls. Our extensive reach allows foster parents in all areas of the State to have an office close to their home to provide any support they may need.
The heart of A World For Children is the people…the children we serve, the foster families we serve, and our staff. We take the term “services industry” to a new level. Every party we have, office we decorate, camp we put on, conference we host, we have one thing in mind….how can we make this the biggest and the best ever? Why? Because we believe that we owe it to our children and the families that serve them to make every memory a cherished one. We realize that we may only have a child for one day, and, in that day, we want to make magic happen for them. Our agency is dedicated to making magic in the lives of all of those with whom we come in contact. That is what makes this agency’s heartbeat. –Ashleigh Wilkes, AWFC Executive Director