As the coordinator of services for over 2,400 youth in foster care annually, ACH is clear on what services are needed to help these youth heal from the trauma they have experienced. However, ACH identified a significant lack of programs for teenagers who have survived significant losses and traumas, including abuse and neglect.
That's why ACH launched a new program centered around an innovative, new Residential Treatment Center—the only one of its kind in Texas. Tarrant and the other counties we serve now have a secure facility staffed by treatment teams who will put our highest-needs teenagers on an accelerated path to success. By helping them understand that they are safe, that some adults can be trusted, and that they can relax and not worry about protecting themselves from an abuser, these youth can make amazing strides in their development.
ACH will then connect them to a support system with the vision of eventually living successfully in a family—the best setting to continue to develop and learn to be an independent, contributing member of society.
Because ACH knows our community—and our kids—can’t wait, we’ve opened the facility. The need for services is just too great to wait, but we’re still seeking community support. To help, contact ACH Major Gifts Director Kristie Gibson at Kristie.Gibson@ACHservices.org.