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Love Heals Youth is a local nonprofit based in the HEART of Montgomery County. The providers at Love Heals Youth have been helping kids and building family relationships for almost 20 years, right here in our community. We are ready to bring high quality and innovative professional solutions for children and families in Texas Region 6b north through the Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) program.
The SSCC in each designated geographic area creates a network of services, therapeutic providers for healing trauma, foster homes, and other living arrangements and, when ready, provides case management for each child as well. CPS works with each contractor to carefully manage the transition from traditional foster care to community care so that children are not affected negatively.
SB 11 from the 85th Legislature, began the process to move the foster care system away from direct DFPS/CPS involvement towards Community Based Care. The intent is for children to remain in their community rather than being placed far away and allows the community to take the lead in effectively meeting the needs for this population. Private entities will contract with DFPS/CPS as the Single Source Continuum Contractor to take over the agency duties to place children and provide services.
In September, the Department of Family and Protective Services will begin accepting bids from prospective applicants that are interested in assuming the responsibility for overseeing the children in Region 6a and b. Our region is comprised of 13 counties which is currently caring for approximately 5,000 foster children and youth.
LOVE HEALS YOUth will be seeking 5 of the 13 counties for the Community Based Care contract: Montgomery, Walker, Waller, Chambers, and Liberty Counties. Within these 5 counties, we have approximately 800 foster children that are in custody of the state. Montgomery County has approximately 300 open court cases with children in custody of the state and approximately 270 foster children placed in our county from other areas.
LOVE HEALS YOUth is a TRUE COMMUNITY BASED nonprofit, because NO ONE LOVES OUR CHILDREN LIKE WE DO!