Events

May 26
Wednesday, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Disrupting Disproportionality (Virtual/Zoom Webinar)

Click Here to Register: Disrupting Disproportionality. Our Community. Our Children. Our Concern.

Join us for an important conversation on disproportionality in the foster care system, featuring esteemed panelists:

  • Reiko Boyd, Assistant Professor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work
  • Leshia Fisher, Regional Director, Region 6B, Child Protective Services
  • Shaundricka Easley, CVS/FAD Program Administrator, Region 6A, Child Protective Services

CEUs Available.

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Jun 02
Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Information Meeting (Greater Houston and Corpus Christi/South Texas)

Do you have questions about fostering or adopting children in need of safe and nurturing families?  Or are you ready to become a foster or adoptive parent?

Participating in a Greater Houston Information Meeting is the first step. During the Information Meeting, an Arms Wide Coordinator will walk you through the process of fostering or adopting a child or children in foster care and answer all of your questions.

This meeting is for families served by both our Greater Houston and South Texas (Corpus Christi) offices (Region 6 and Region 11).   Our Greater Houston office serves families in the following counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton.  The South Texas office is located in Corpus Christi. The Corpus Christi office serves families in the following counties: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kennedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata.

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Jun 16
Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

It Takes a Village Information Meeting (Virtual/Zoom)

Do you have a passion for ensuring all children—especially our children who are Black–receive the love, safety, and permanency that they deserve?

Do you feel it is unjust that children who are Black are disproportionately impacted by the Texas foster care system—entering care more often, staying longer, and being less likely to be cared for by a family that understands and supports their identity and connection to community?

Are you interested in learning how you can help address this issue by stepping up to foster or adopt the children who need you the most?

If so, we invite you to join our Village–a community committed to positively changing outcomes for Black children in foster care.

Join us for our first It Takes a Village Information Meeting, where we will walk families through the process of fostering or adopting a child or children in foster care and answer all of your questions about the needs of our children for safe and nurturing families.

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Sims at asims@armswide.org.

This meeting is for families served by both our Greater Houston and South Texas (Corpus Christi) offices (Region 6 and Region 11).   Our Greater Houston office serves families in the following counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton.  The South Texas office is located in Corpus Christi. The Corpus Christi office serves families in the following counties: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kennedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata.

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