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Foster Care

The Foster Care Update (pdf) includes important information on Foster Care student registration, helpful websites and resources, and transportation concerns. 

The Foster Care Procedures & Instructions 2020 (pdf) provides procedural information regarding new and previously enrolled Foster Care students. 

2020-2021 Virtual Foster Care TEA Updates

2020-2021 Supporting Youth in Foster Care Updated PPT Information

Chosen provides parent education, mentoring, therapy, and intensive case management to foster, relative, and adoptive families to help children heal by strengthening families. 

PEARLS provides therapeutic care, gender responsive services, and life skill training for female adolescents, ages 14-18, who have been placed in Foster Care. 

Day 1 Bags is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing NEW bags and backpacks to non-profits and government agencies in the Foster Care or aged out Foster Care population.  Day 1 Bags served over 5,000 teens in 2020, providing them with complete bags and a wish card - FOR FREE.  Click on Day 1 Bags for more information.

Information on Foster Care student assistance for education, employment, and housing assistance at UTSA, Texas A&M-SA, and Alamo College District campuses.  Fostering Educational Success (pdf)

Services are available for Foster Students after graduation (THRU Project) (pdf)

Bexar County Fostering Educational Success Program (pdf)

Preparation for Adult Living pdf (PAL) provides benefits and services for students who are over 18 and have been in Foster Care.  PAL contact staff for students is also listed. 

The Foster Care Resource Guide (pdf)  provides information, resources, and tools to positively impact the educational experience of students in foster care.

The Foster Care College Tuition (pdf) provides information regarding college tuition and fee waiver eligibility for foster care students attending Texas universities and colleges. Ask your counselor for contact information and more details. 

The Foster Care 2017 (pdf)  Newsletter contains updated resources for foster students. 

Here is a list of state and national resources toward preventing, identifying, and reporting suspected child abuse, neglect, and trafficking.