Our Model

Understand how Community-Based Care leads to restoration

The model: Community-Based Care

In February of 2023, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) began implementing Community-Based Care in Region 4 (the Piney Woods area).

This means foster care services will no longer be carried out by the state, but by a Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC).

As the SSCC for Texas DFPS Region 4, 4Kids4Families is eager to implement Community-Based Care – a placement method with the freedom to support children, foster parents, and biological parents with the right services, therapies, and programs for their unique needs.

The Impact:

holistic care for everyone​


Foster care isn’t a “one size fits all” process.

We’re committed to focusing on individuals and connecting them to the right support systems for their unique needs.


We know the road ahead can look difficult – for children, parents, and foster parents alike.

You won’t have to walk alone. Lean on 4Kids4Families, as well as local organizations and services, to support you on the road to restoration.


Being removed from familiar environments can cause unnecessary trauma for children in foster care.

Children now have greater opportunity to stay close to home – and thus more connected to their school, friends, and families whenever possible.

The Process:

support at every step

Here’s how we go about connecting individuals to the right support systems:


When a family is separated, 4Kids4Families is notified and quickly connects with our child placement providers to find the right foster family for the child.


We match both parents and children with supportive services, like counseling, parenting classes, and behavioral support services.


Healing continues with the goal of complete restoration between parents and children.

Have questions about Community-Based Care?
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Reportable Incidents Include:

  • Death of a child
  • Child is in a life-threatening situation
  • A significant change in a child’s medical condition
  • Psychiatric hospitalization
  • A child who is missing from care and placed on the Amber Alert system returns to care
  • Natural disasters where children are displaced
  • Suicide attempts
  • Injuries requiring medical treatment including psychiatric hospitalization
  • Runaway incidents
  • A caregiver/staff member or child contracts a communicable disease
  • Commission of a Crime, including those committed by youth or crimes occur at a home or facility in which youth are placed
  • Allegations of abuse, neglect or abusive treatment
  • A child’s abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
  • Allegation and/or confirmed child-on-child physical and/or sexual abuse.