What is Community-Based Care?

Community-Based Care (CBC) is a way of providing foster care and case management services. It's a community-based approach to meeting the individual and unique needs of children, youth, and families.

Community-Based Care Contracting Opportunities

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) contracts within a geographic service area with a single contractor, officially known as a Single Source Continuum Contractor, or SSCC. The SSCC is responsible for finding foster homes or other living arrangements for children in state care and providing them a full continuum of services.

Current procurement opportunities are posted on the Electronic State Business Daily.  To apply for a Single Source Continuum Contract (SSCC) with DFPS, visit the Electronic State Business Daily website or eGrants website to search for Request for Application (RFA) postings.

Single Source Continuum Contractors

Community Area Name Website
Region 1 (Texas Panhandle) Saint Francis Community Services in Texas, Inc. saintfrancisministries.org
Region 2 (Big Country and Texoma) 2INgage, a division of Texas Family Initiative www.2ingage.org
Region 3E (Metroplex East) EMPOWER 3empower.org
Region 3W (Metroplex West) Our Community Our Kids (OCOK), a division of ACH Child and Family Services www.ourcommunity-ourkids.org
Region 4 (Piney Woods) 4Kids4Families 4kids4families.org
Region 5 (Deep East) Texas Family Care Network www.pressleyridge.org/texasfamilycarenetwork
Region 8b (South Central and Hill Country) Belong, a division of SJRC of Texas sjrcbelong.org

Procurement and Contracts

If you have trouble accessing information, contact DFPS staff at one of the numbers below. Include a link to this page with an explanation of the issue you encountered.

Current Contracts

Texas Government Code Sections 2054.126 (d)(4) and 2261.253 require each state agency to post specific procurement information on its website. This information is made available to comply with the requirements for transparency in state agency contracting and procurement. Active DFPS contracts may viewed on the DFPS contracts webpage.

Information regarding contracts valued at over $50,000, this includes Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) contracts, may be found on the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) contracts webpage. Members of the public are welcome to review these step-by-step instructions to locate and download copies of DFPS contracts uploaded to the LBB Contract Database.

To obtain a copy of any contract document listed on the DFPS Contract’s webpage, email Contract Oversight and Support at the Contract Technical Assistance mailbox.

Contact Information

Community Area Name/Email Telephone
Community-Based Care, Purchased Client Services State Office Judy Pavone, CBC Contracts Director (512) 924-0684
Region 1 (Texas Panhandle) Amy Forister , Contract Administration Manager (806) 742-9443
Region 2 (Big Country and Texoma) Reid Miller, Contract Administration Manager (325) 691-8267
Region 3E (Metroplex East) Christina Hausenfluke, Contract Administration Manager (817) 792-5228
Region 3W (Metroplex West) Crista Wilson, Contract Administration Manager (682) 429-1912
Region 4 (Piney Woods) Rachel Rushing, Contract Administration Manager (512) 695-4888
Region 5 (Deep East) Kristin Camp, Contract Administration Manager (409) 548-3529
Region 8b (South Central and Hill Country) Veronica Alvarez, Contract Administration Manager
(210) 287-4817