WE BELIEVE

THE YOUTH OF CENTRAL TEXAS
deserve a family IN THEIR TIME OF CRISIS.

With the community’s support,
youth can thrive on their journey
to a loving home.

We can transform the way
we think about foster care.

OUR GOAL IS

TO INCREASE THE NUMBER AND DIVERSITY
of healing foster families
IN CENTRAL TEXAS.

Foster Community is born out of the Travis County Collaborative for Children (TCCC), a bold and ambitious initiative catalyzed by the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. The TCCC works to bring system-wide change to the way foster children in Travis County are cared for during, and after, their time in state custody.

Partnerships for Children serves as the backbone support for the Foster Community initiative. Launched in the fall of 2017 with support from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Foster Community is a network of nonprofits, government agencies and community leaders dedicated to increasing the number and diversity of healing foster and adoptive families in Central Texas.  Using a grassroots community engagement strategy, a centralized website, and collaborative recruitment materials, Foster Community seeks to amplify the efforts of its partner organizations while reaching new populations to support children in foster care and their families.

  • “The growth that has happened in the six weeks we've had the kids is huge. It motivates us to keep going.”

    Matt

  • “It's hard work but immensely rewarding. Fostering is the best thing I'm ever going to do in my life.”

    Jillian

  • “We need people that are willing to go the extra mile. Just having someone that we can call and talk to when we are having a bad day or someone just to have as an emergency contact.”

    Chante

  • “…fostering is about more than kids.  It's about caring for the biological family and having compassion for their circumstances.”

    Jessica

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