Community Perspectives: Broader Pictures

Broader Pictures by Rhett Lively What time I spent in college, I studied music and psychology.  At the time I dreamed of opening a clinic where a couple of friends of mine and I would work on the whole person’s needs – one the body, one the spirit, and I’d take...

Community-Based Care: Implementation and Innovation

On December 31, 2020, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) announced that Region 9 — which includes Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo — would transition to a new system of foster care called Community-Based Care (CBC). This is the fourth in a...

We Need Local Homes for Foster Children

Local Foster Care Capacity The ability to serve children in our communities has always been an issue for us in West Texas. Region 9 – the 30-county administrative region comprising West Texas and stretching from Loving County to Mason County – ranked dead...

Community-Based Care: The Stages

On December 30, 2020, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) announced that Region 9 — which includes Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo — would transition to a new system of foster care called Community-Based Care (CBC). This is the third in a...

Community-Based Care: The Model

On December 30, 2020, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) announced that Region 9 — which includes Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo — would transition to a new system of foster care called Community-Based Care (CBC). This is the second in a...

Community-Based Care: History and Need

On December 31, 2020, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) announced that Region 9 — which includes Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo — would transition to a new system of foster care called Community-Based Care (CBC). This is the first in a...