In January alone nearly 40% of children in foster care (ages 0-17) in Cameron County are placed outside of the county.
That’s according to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
Oftentimes children at risk of harm are taken out of their homes as a results of a Child Protective Services investigation. In an effort to keep children in a familiar setting, ‘A World for Children’ opens an office in Brownsville.
Regional Director for ‘A World for Children’ Maricela Medrano said, “We want the children to stay here in the valley locally and even within their own city to be able own to have visits with their biological families. That is also important.”
The organization has served the Rio Grande Valley for nearly 17 years.
They estimate to have served nearly 12,000 children statewide.