DFPS Awards Community-Based Care Contract for Region 8b

On April 6, DFPS announced the new Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) in Region 8b would be BELONG, a division of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children – Texas Region, Inc (SJRC Texas). This expansion into Region 8b includes 27 counties in DFPS Region 8 except Bexar county.

SJRC has over 30 years of experience offering child placing and community-based prevention programming. SJRC Texas is accredited by the Council on Accreditation and is known for quality services with a high standard for integrity, accountability and innovation.

Community-Based Care (CBC) is a new way of providing foster care and case management services in Texas. It’s a community-based approach to meeting the individual and unique needs of children, youth and families. Within a geographic catchment area, a SSCC is responsible for finding foster homes or other living arrangements for children in state care and providing them a full continuum of services by shifting these responsibilities away from Child Protective Services and to the new SSCC. Read this DFPS email to read more about CBC in Texas, and stay tuned for more updates for Region 8b.

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