In April 2021, SJRC Texas was awarded a contract through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) for its division Belong to serve as the lead provider for Community-Based Care (CBC) for South Central Texas & the Hill Country Regions.
Belong’s Community-Based Care program includes services to families that support safety, permanency, and well-being of children in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. As the lead provider for Community Based Care, Belong ensures the full range of services, which includes foster and kinship care, case management and reunification services. Belong also fully engages the community to help achieve the best possible outcomes for the children. Since Belong’s inception in October 2021, Belong has cared for over 1,191 children and young adults, worked with over 1,000 volunteers, employed 254 dedicated staff across 27 counties, Parent Educators conducted over 765 home and virtual visits and served 86 families and 103 children, and we served 233 kinship families.