Proposal cuts $130 million from Texas health agency to ease coronavirus-battered budget

July 9, 2020 The Statesman State officials have proposed cutting $133 million in health services from the current budget, whittling away dollars in women’s health, child abuse protection and services for adults and children with disabilities, according to advocates. The cuts are in response to a May 20 directive from Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. […]

El Paso foster families make adjustments to care for kids during pandemic

KFox14 April 15, 2020 Right now, Child Protective Services is working with us to figure out how we can provide orientation practices for families who are looking to become foster families. We’re continuing with the families that were already in the process in order to get all of their licensing measures met,” said Joy Petty, […]

Kids in foster care? Coronavirus prompts courts to halt family visits, dealing harsh blow

March 31, 2020 USA Today Biological parents battling to regain custody of children in foster care could lose crucial bonding time and see reunification stymied as dependency courts nationwide cancel hearings and suspend face-to-face family visits over coronavirus concerns. … The visitation suspensions — issued in counties across Texas, Florida, Nebraska and Maine, among others […]


Texas organizations urge Congress to act swiftly to address impacts on children and families caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Texas organizations are among more than 570 national, state and local organizations that are urging Congress for emergency child welfare support to address the COVID-19 crisis. Read letter here. Buckner Children and Family Services, Inc.McCulloch County Child Welfare BoardTexans Care for ChildrenTexas Alliance of Child and Family ServicesTexas Pediatric SocietyTexProtects, Prevent Child Abuse TexasThe Children’s ShelterThe […]