Our Mission:

Healing.

Changing the foster care system in Texas using Trust-Based Relational Intervention to help families and children work toward healing and permanency. 

 
 
 
 
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Our Mission

The Sanctuary Foster Care Services is a different kind of Child Placing Agency. What makes us unique is that we are trained in Trust-Based Relational Intervention and offer wrap around services to our foster families including 24/7 crisis intervention, counseling services for both the children and families in our agency, and a fierce commitment to stand behind the children and families in our care. Our mission is simple – once a child enters into our care, we make a commitment to work with that child towards healing until they are either returned to their families of origin or to permanency, such as adoption. We stop the cycle of multiple placements that so severely hurt the children in care.

 
 

Our Impact

The need for a solution has never been greater. The State of Texas needs Child Placing Agencies replicated across the state that work to heal the children in care, the foster families, and the CPA system, or it’s highly likely that our children will run and they will become at a greater risk of sex trafficking. By the age of 18, sixty-six percent of foster children will become homeless, go to jail, or die within one year of leaving the foster care system.   Eighty-eight percent of the prison population was in foster care as children.  Girls growing up in the foster care system are 600% more likely to become pregnant before age 21.  Over eighty percent of children who have been forced into the sex trafficking trade spent time in the child welfare system. Our communities need Child Placing Agencies that understand the root of the problem, and can train, retain, and support foster parents that are fully equipped to offer healing to our most vulnerable children in Texas. The Sanctuary Foster Care Services offers this kind of hope and healing to the children in our community, and the tools to equip an army of foster parents who understand the challenge and are undaunted in their mission to take it on.

 
 
 

Our Programs

We have a vision - The Sanctuary is TBRI soaked through and through from pre-licensing training to post placement support, including our own staff of licensed counselors so that families have a one stop agency that can meet the therapy needs of the child, foster parents and families. 

Counseling Services

We envision having on staff licensed counselors, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and even physical therapists who understand and are trained in TBRI, so that our families can have hope and real solutions to the challenges they face - even those caring for the children with the most challenging behaviors. At The Sanctuary we will offer in-home counseling to our families and children to help meet the need where it’s at. Foster Care is one of the more difficult things a family will go through. Dr. Karyn Purvis noted that “You cannot lead a child to a place of healing if you do not know the way yourself.” At The Sanctuary we strive to work together to provide counseling to the child, the foster parents, and the foster family to ensure the stability and health of the placement

Crisis Management Support/Wrap around Services

At The Sanctuary, you will have access 24 hr crisis management support. During the hours of business, your case manager and professional counseling staff will work tirelessly to ensure the needs of the family and child are met. Outside of business hours, The Sanctuary has on-call staff to assist the family in their time of need. The Sanctuary offers wraparound care services, meaning we want every person involved in the child’s life to be committed to empowering, connecting, and correcting the child.

 

TBRI

TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.

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