Austin, Texas

Contact Info:
Jacqueline Tobar-Lax
(512) 383-6350

Together Forward

The Together Forward program provides wraparound services to youth, ages 3-19, in the foster-care system who need a high/intensive level of care (LOC 4). Wraparound: a unique, team-based process and approach to care planning that builds on the strengths of the family and team. The wraparound team consists of individuals committed to partnering with the youth and foster-family to improve access, engagement, and commitment to services and supports. This approach helps them move to self-efficacy and empowerment. The team is made up of formal and natural supports: therapists, mentors, caseworkers, extended family members, church leaders or other community supports. An NWIC* trained, bilingual Together Forward Wraparound Care Coordinator facilitates services coordination. Home- and community-based services are culturally responsive. The wraparound team regularly meet with the foster family and foster youth to support goal-setting and achievement. *Medicaid billable service