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Causes: Adoption, Child Abuse Prevention, Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Foster Care

Mission: Connecting willing hands with opportunities to serve children in foster, adoptive & kinship care Vision: a loving, stable home for every child

Results: Our caregiver support services increase stability of foster care placements and reduce foster care drift for children in homes we serve. Foster parents involved in Embrace support groups continue serving 4 times longer than the national average. 48 children waiting for adoptive families have been featured in our mobile photograph exhibit "Portraits of Hope" and over 130 children have been represented at Child to Family connection events. Both of these efforts help find adoptive families for children lingering in foster care. Every teen who "ages-out" of foster care in North Texas has access to a "First Apartment Kit" though Embrace full of new, household supplies to outfit their first apartment or dorm.

Target demographics: children in foster, adoptive and kinship care

Direct beneficiaries per year: 32 youth "aging-out" of foster care, 78 foster/adoptive/kinship caregivers, 180 foster/adoptive children

Geographic areas served: Collin County, Texas

Programs: recruitment events for potential foster/adopt families, support groups & ongoing training to families caring for abused and neglected children, transitional services to youth aging out of foster care, and advocacy efforts regarding child welfare at the legislative and policy levels in Texas.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I continue to be very grateful for the many ways that Embrace advocates for foster/at-risk children, how they support foster/adoptive families and how they bring churches together to serve the foster community!

Suellen D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Embrace inspired my husband and I to begin our journey as foster parents and supported us throughout our journey and the adoption of our girls. They do so much in the community!

2 Shellie C.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Embrace is such an amazing organization! They work with families that are fostering/adopting in ways that really matter and make a difference. One of my favorite things about Embrace is how they devote time, energy and money into kids aging out of foster care. As they transition into life as an adult, they help lessen the burden. The staff is always happy to help and genuinely love what they do.

1 Tammy H.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Embrace has been a wonderful resource in our foster/adopt journey. They do so much good for the community and I love volunteering with them whenever I can.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Embrace Texas is full of people who are doing so much more than "going through the motions" of serving others. They are living examples and in the trenches with those they serve. They use their personal experiences to educate and empower others to serve foster children in a multitude of ways. Their programs are wide ranging - recruiting new foster families, supporting current foster parents, equipping/empowering 18 yr old foster kids who age out of the system, services for parents at risk of losing custody, training groups across communities to provide various services...and acting as key players in legislation related to all these aspects. I've worked for/with non profit organizations for 20+ years and I'm not sure I have ever witnessed the level of commitment or breadth of outreach you see with Embrace Texas.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Embrace has been such an invaluable gift to our family! The resources they have pointed us to and provided have helped us on our families foster/adoption journey. The community we’ve gained through participating with them has also been wonderful and life-giving!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Embrace Texas as been an invaluable resource in helping to get our churches foster/adoption ministry running. They offer great ways to get your church body involved in helping foster families and kids in our area.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Embrace Texas is an incredible organization that has supported my family and engaged churches for years ensuring we are supported and have access to resources to care for vulnerable children and families.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with and through Embrace Texas has truly been a joy and blessing. I love that they care about educating people, not just finding "hands" to do the work. They have a real heart for these kids and families, witnessed in the way they live their own lives.
I have been a part of several different programs (creating weighted blankets, volunteering at the HS Graduation party, etc) that directly and indirectly support foster children and families, and have thoroughly enjoyed each event. These precious kids don't deserve the hand they've been dealt, yet they are still hopeful. Part of that hope comes from having positive, supportive, encouraging adults in their life that they engage with and I'm grateful to have the opportunity to be one of those through Embrace!