ACH Child and Family Services is a century-old, Fort Worth-based nonprofit agency dedicated to protecting children and preserving families.
As a trusted nonprofit with long-standing ties in the community, ACH was well positioned to demonstrate what a true community-based model of foster care could look like in Texas. To rally the community and to manage the functions of the Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC), ACH launched a new division in 2014, and chose the name "Our Community, Our Kids," to convey the underpinning philosophy that abused and neglected children who live in our community belong in our community. We have a collective responsibility for their well-being.
The child welfare experts on our leadership team in addition to the agency's excellent history of quality services, experience, deep community relationships, financial stability and reputation give us the confidence to know we're moving in the right direction by supporting and implementing Foster Care Redesign in Texas.
We believe Foster Care Redesign has the capability to bring great, positive change to the foster care system in Texas. Implementation in Region 3b is demonstrating the power of this thoughtful model. System improvements are already apparent. The work is by no means complete, but for the first time, a clear plan to achieve meaningful change is evident.