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Community-Based Care

Through Our Community Our Kids, ACH is leading the way in improving foster care in Texas

ACH introduced Community-Based Care in Texas in 2014 to shift the focus on foster care services from the state-level to the local level. This approach gives local communities the flexibility and authority to make significant improvements, most notably seeking to place children within 50 miles of their home community, increasing child safety and improving the number of families able to care for foster children.  

Based on years of positive outcomes delivered by Our Community Our Kids, a division of ACH, the State of Texas adopted the Community-Based Care model in 2017 and began implementing it on a regional basis.

Continuing to Pioneer the Foster Care System in North Texas

In 2020, Our Community Our Kids (OCOK) was the first to enter Stage II in Texas, overseeing Region 3b.  Region 3b includes Tarrant, Palo Pinto, Parker, Johnson, Hood, Somervell, and Erath counties. In Stage II, OCOK provides case management and family services that enable children to safely achieve permanency in their own home, with relatives, or through adoption.

For more information, visit Our Community Our Kids.

Contacts

Media Inquires

Dr. Wayne Carson
Chief Executive Officer
ACH Child and Family Services
wayne.carson@ACHservices.org

Program Inquires

Courtney Leaverton
Director of Community Relations
Our Community, Our Kids
Courtney.Leaverton@oc-ok.org

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