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Appendix 3412: Community Resources

CPS April 2022

Community resources and services are used if available, appropriate, and accepted by the child, youth, or family. Resources and services are used to help solve problems identified in the service plan. If a needed resource or service is not available, the caseworker works with the community to recognize the need and provides leadership for organizing and supplying the needed resource or service.

The following categories show a partial list of community services and resources that may be available to CPS clients.

Job Training, Employment, or Technical Education

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • DFPS Career Development and Education Program

Educational Assistance and Programs

  • Public schools (regular and special programs)
  • Home-bound or visiting teacher programs
  • Tutors
  • Head Start or Early Head Start
  • Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (formerly GED)
  • Community college continuing education
  • State schools for people with disabilities
  • Adult education
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP) for children with special needs

Counseling or Therapy

  • Intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) resources
  • Child guidance agencies
  • Adoption agencies
  • Family counseling agencies

Child Care

  • DFPS purchased client services (day care and protective day care)
  • Adoption agencies
  • Kinship care
  • Infant day care centers
  • Child development nurseries
  • Family day homes

Parenting Courses and Parent Self-Help Groups

  • Parent education
  • Parents Without Partners
  • Parents Anonymous

Recreational and Social Programs

  • Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
  • YMCA and YWCA
  • Camp Fire Girls
  • Church and civic groups

Financial Assistance

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI)
  • Food stamps
  • Child support
  • Veteran’s benefits
  • Local emergency financial assistance programs
  • Utility assistance programs

Medical Assistance

  • Medicaid
  • Visiting nurses
  • City and county health departments
  • Adoption agencies
  • Medical transportation services
  • Well-baby clinics
  • Private health insurance policies

Legal Services

  • Legal aid

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