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Foster & Kinship Resource Guide

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Lubbock is a compassionate community with
growing resources for restoring children and
families. One Heart and Caleb’s Closet have
joined forces to publish and maintain a directory
for kinship, foster, and adoptive families, as well
as local child welfare workers.
Please note, not every resource may be available
to your situation. This guide is for informational
purposes only. Consult your placing agency with
questions.
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ADVOCACY
Amarillo Angels / www.amarilloangels.org / Gwen Hicks @ 806-570-2010
CASA of the South Plains / www.casaofthesouthplains.org
Lubbock County Child Welfare Board / email region1@tccwb.org
Heart Gallery of the South Plains / adoptinlubbock.org/heartgallery
Lubbock Victim’s Assistance / lubbockvictims.org
One Heart / oneheartorphancare.org
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AGING OUT / AFTER CARE
Buckner Transition Center - Buckners transition programs are provided for current and
former youth in state foster care, ages 16-21. The goal of the program is to provide training,
support and guidance to youth graduating from foster care that will enhance their ability to
transition into independent living. The program helps clients nd jobs, nancial assistance,
case management, counseling and mentor connections. If you’d like to know more
information call 806-795-7151.
Supervised Independent Living (SIL) - Children’s Home of Lubbock provides (SIL) which
is a voluntary Extended Foster Care placement where young adults live on their own, while
still getting casework and support services to help them become independent and
self-sufcient. They have shared housing and apartments for both males and females.
Sondras Song / Family Promise - Family Promise of Lubbock’s mission is to provide
homeless families with children the tools necessary to achieve long term nancial, parental
and personal self-sufciency through a comprehensive program of temporary housing, case
management and supportive services.
Reclaimed43 - Reclaimed 43 connects the needs of those who have aged out of the foster
care system with our community and helps set them up for success in life. The program
connects mentors with aging out youth and supplies resources to keep.
AIM Bank - Youth in care can receive a $50 deposit when they (age 16 or older) open up a
PAL Checking Account at AIM Bank.
CHILDCARE OPTIONS
Parents’ Day Out/Part-Time Options:
Sugar & Spice at Monterey Church of Christ
http://montereychurch.com/sugar-n-spice/
Southcrest Baptist Church KDO
http://southcrestchurch.org/kdo/
Bright Horizons at Green Lawn Church of Christ
https://greenlawn.org/ministries/bright-horizons.html
Little Wings at Victory Life Church
https://www.littlewingslubbock.org/about-us/
Indiana Avenue Baptist Church PDO
https://iabc.org/children/preschool-pdo
St. Luke’s Lubbock PDO
https://www.stlukeslubbock.org/parents-day-out
Highland Baptist Church PDO
http://highlandbaptist.org/parents-day
Calvary Baptist Church PDO
http://www.calvarylubbock.org/weekday.html
Kids First at First United Methodist Church
https://www.fumc.com/parents-day-out
Sonshine Preschool at Broadway Church of Christ
http://sspslubbock.com/
Just Kids Preschool at Sunset Church of Christ
http://www.sunset.cc/just-kids
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CCS Daycares
https://workforcesouthplains.org/map-table/ (type your city name in the search box)
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Foster Parent Nights Out
https://oneheartorphancare.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=10ccfb4c94bc36ca
3da7d2496&id=e8123e4fe3
One Heart babysitter training
Subscribe to email list. http://oneheartorphancare.org/babysitting/
One Heart Sitter List
(by request only, contact oneheart@oneheartorphancare.org)
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CHURCHES (ONE HEART CHURCHES)
Aldersgate Church
Holy Spirit Catholic
Broadway Church of Christ
Monterey Church Of Christ
First Baptist Church
Quaker Ave. Church of Christ
First Christian Church
Redeemer Church
Greenlawn Church of Christ
Rock City Church
The City Church
Hillside Christian Church
Southcrest Baptist Church
The Worship Center
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CPR/FIRST AID CERTIFICATION
TRAINING RESOURCES
LoneStar CPR
4601 50th St Ste. 212, Lubbock, TX 79414
806) 239-7616
Lubbock Area Foster Parent Association - adoptinlubbock.org/agencies/lafpa
LIAC Annual Conference - adoptinlubbock.org
Empowered to Connect - https://empoweredtoconnect.org
OneBigHappyHome.com
Kinship Support Groups - contact Nicole Banire, Nicole.Banire@dfps.state.tx.us
Christian Alliance for Orphans - www.CAFO.org
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DENTISTRY
STAR Health Provider Pediatric Dentists
STAR Health Provider Orthodontic Dentists
Parkview Pediatric:
Dustin S. Janssen, DDS and Molly J. Lopez-Cepero, DDS, 7515 Quaker Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79424, (806) 796-2408
Double-T-Smiles:
Nadene J Tipton DDS, 6102 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424, (806) 792-2288
Double-T-Smiles:
Roger D Tipton, DDS, 6102 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424, (806) 792-2288
Familia Dental Lubbock:
Ligia E Padilla, DDS, 2402 19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401, (888) 988-4066
Lubbock KIDS Dental:
Dietmar A Kennel, DDS, 1504 Buddy Holly Ave., Lubbock, TX 79401, (806) 749-5437
Stephen J Montoya, DDS:
1923 Marsha Sharp Fwy Suite 103, Lubbock, TX 79415, (806) 744-6581
Bliss Dental Lubbock:
Todd M Parco, DDS, 4819 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79412, (806) 741-4101
Abbeville Dentistry:
TMyriam Glavash, DMD, Melissa A Balk-Elliott, DDS, Oluwakare Opaneye, DDS, Semantha N Charles, DDS,
and John S Johnson, DDS, (2 locations) 3801 50th Street Suite 13A, Lubbock, TX 79413, (806) 300-8817, or
Abbeville Dentistry - Lubbock Pueblo, 5102 Salem Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79414, (806) 687-8080
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FUN STUFF! / NORMALCY
Love Boxes (Amarillo Angels) - https://www.amarilloangels.org
Birthday Bash - leonor.espinoza@dfps.state.tx.us
Foster*A*Life - https://fosteralife.org
Lubbock Arts Alliance - https://lubbockarts.org/#programs
Lubbock Parks & Rec - https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/parks-recreation
Care2Rock - https://care2rock.com
Lubbock Public Library free events - https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/events/department/library
HAIR CARE
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Boys
CNJ Barber Shop - 4210 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79413 | (806)792-0237
Hub City Cuts - 6625 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79407
Girls
Evelyn’s Hands of Blessings - (806)466-8156 | ehandsofblessings@yahoo.com
Sew Wigged Out - www/facebook.com/sewwiggedout
Jawanna Washington - (806)831-8375 | www.facebook.com/jawanna.washington.3
Zyrina Rainwater - (806)218-2182 | zyrinaz15@gmail.com
Beauty Extensions - 4909 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410 | (806)407-3113
MEDICAL / STAR HEALTH PROVIDERS
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Superior HealthPlan Provider Directory - Includes a list of physicians, hospitals, drug
stores, dentists and other healthcare providers that are available to you (Lubbock is in the
North region): https://www.fostercaretx.com/for-members/nd-a-provider.html
Call 806-795-7151 for more information.
Health & Wellness - Find useful information on behavioral health, ECI, TX Health Steps,
and more here: https://www.fostercaretx.com/for-members/stay-healthy.html.
Transitioning Youth - https://www.fostercaretx.com/for-members/transitioning-youth.html
Lubbock/Amarillo STAR Health Community Resource Guide:
https://www.fostercaretx.com/content/dam/centene/fostercare/pdfs/2011_SHP_FC_Re-
source%20Guide_Lubbock_Final.pdf
MENTAL HEALTH / COUNSELING
Private Practice - Lubbock-based therapists with signicant experience working with
children in foster care. While each of these will bring a trauma-informed approach to your
child, all have various specialties. Explore their websites, or do a web search, to determine
who might be the best t for your needs. To our knowledge, all accept Superior Medicaid.
Nicole Black
Age: Preschool to Adolescents
thepracticecounseling.com
806-412-7043
Emily Farmer
Age: Specializes in Fetal
Alcohol Syndrome
903.393.1363
Shalana Jacobi
Age: Infants to Adolescents
806.786.0940
sjacobi@texasboysranch.org
Beth Robinson
Age: Infant to Adolescents
kidscallmedoc.com
Beth.Robinson@LCU.EDU
Deanna Dawson
Age: Infant to Adolescent
dawsonlpc.com
806-318-8448
Shauna Frisbee
Age: Adolescents
www.drfrisbie.com
806-781-5143
Kendra Jones
Age: Infants to Adolescents
806.470.1265
Kjones@texasboysranch.org
Kimberly Ruthardt
Age: Preschool to
Adolescents
https://www.texastechphy-
sicians.com/lubbock/cen-
ter-for-superheroes/
806-549-1593
kimberly.ruthardt@ttuhsc.edu
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Krista L. Torres
Age: Preschool to
Adolescents
thepracticecounseling.com
806-412-7043
The Center for Superheroes - Provides comprehensive pediatric and behavioral health
services for children and adolescents in foster care. The clinic offers medical and forensic
evaluations, psychosocial assessments, preventative education and participates in
multidisciplinary reviews for victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect.
806-743-4270 / 6610 Quaker Ave, Lubbock, 79416
The Playroom Lubbock - A facility designed with children and adolescents in mind, The
Playroom is committed to working with caregivers and parents to provide a “circle of
care” and treatment for each client / playroomlubbock.com / 6520 University Ave,
Lubbock, TX 79413
Certied Infant Massage - Infant Massage not only helps with each of the child’s biolog-
ical systems but (more importantly) supports attachment that aids in healing of trauma.
Cathy Vick is and LPC-S who is also certied in infant massage. 806-549-5900 /
cvickcounseling@gmail.com
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Children’s’ Behavioral Health Clinic- Behavioral health professionals at Children’s
Hospital & Medical Center are experts at treating children of all ages with behavioral or
mental health disorders. Our mental health practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, and
nutrition therapists work closely with each patient’s physician and school to provide
individualized treatment, and improve their quality of life.
UMC Medical Ofce Plaza I, 3502 9th St. / 806.742.3074
https://www.umchealthsystem.com/medical-services/pediatrics/services-programs/the-chil-
dren-s-behavioral-health-clinic/
PERSONAL MATERIAL NEEDS
PHOTOGRAPHERS & LIFEBOOKS
Caleb’s Closet - Free clothing and personal care products: calebscloset.org/orders
Foster Parents of Caleb’s Closet - on Facebook - Request to join this private page for ac-
tive foster and kinship families only. This is a FREE trading site. Families exchange items
for free among themselves and Caleb’s Closet posts all kinds of large donated items (e.g.,
furniture, beds, cribs, baby gear, toys, etc.) on this page!
Courtney Hill Photography - Free senior pictures
http://www.courtneyhillphotography.com/
Rainbow Room for LIFE BOOKS - Paige.belew@dfps.state.tx.us
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PREGNANCY / TEEN MOMS
Counseling
Parkridge Medical Clinic, 5203 79th St A, Lubbock, TX 79424, (806-794-8555) - Free
pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment, counseling, ultrasounds, and client support.
https://parkridge.org
Heartline Women’s Clinic, 2309 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401, (806-788-0500) - Free
condential pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, prenatal parenting and education. Photo ID.
M-Th 9:30-4:00pm. http://www.heartlinelubbock.com
Coaching Resources
New Directions - LISD (806-766-1299) - Free services for any pregnant girl under age 21
who has not completed High School.
Parent Life of Lubbock, 2621 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410, (806) 763-9794
Family Guidance & Outreach Center of Lubbock, 5 Briercroft Ofce Park, Lubbock, TX
79412, (806-747-5577)
The Parenting Cottage, 3818 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79413, (806-795-7552)
Buckner Family Pathways, www.buckner.org/family-pathways/, (806-799-0990) - Provides
mentors and housing for women age 17 and up while they attend vocational training or college.
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SCHOOL RESOURCES
Texas Education Agency - Foster Success TEA.texas.gov/FosterCareStudentSuccess
Texas Education Agency - Mental Health Success
https://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/Other_Services/Mental_Health/Mental_Health_and_Be
havioral_Health/
ISD Foster Care Liaisons - Every Texas school district must designate a Foster Care
Liaison from its staff. If a district has multiple campuses, this person should also assist in
coordinating individual “campus champions” (see TEAs Foster Care School Success Re-
source Guide). Reach out to learn more about what foster support is in place at your child’s
school:
Rise Academy Richard Baumgartner (risedirector@riseacademy.us)
South Plains Academy Martin Garcia (martin.garcia@sapicsc.org)
Lubbock ISD Dana King (dana.king@lubbockisd.org)
New Deal ISD Trisha Williams (trishaw@ndisd.net)
Lubbock-Cooper IS Pam Brown (pbrown@lcisd.net)
Frenship ISD Melissa Wade (mwade@frenship.us)
Roosevelt ISD Linda Hernandez (lhernandez@lisdtx.us)
Shallowater ISD Mary Hughes (mhughes@shallowaterisd.net)
Idalou ISD Marie McClendon (mmclendon@idalouisd.net)
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SELF-CARE
SEX TRAFFICKING
Afrmations Board Games Calming Tools Coloring
Cooking Crafts Dancing Doodling
Driving/Exploring Exercise Fidget Toys Gardening
Journaling Music Muscle Relaxation Outdoor Activities
Pay it Forward Positive Self-Talk Reading Singing
Time with Friends Thera-Putty Volunteering Writing Stories
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Voice of Hope - https://www.voiceofhopelubbock.org
(806) 763-7273 | (806) 763-3232
We provide a 24 hour hotline for victims of sexaul assault and their family members. We
provide free counseling. We assist with medical examinations, legal process and other needs
victims may have.
Open Door - https://www.opendoorlbk.org
1918 13th St. Lubbock, TX 79401 | (806) 687-6876
Open Door is a place where every person is welcomed as they are. Through our Community
Center, Church, Housing, and Clinic, Open Door creates a place where every person can
live, thrive, and belong.
CHILD PLACING AGENCIES
Arrow Child & Family
Child placing agencies (CPAs) that license foster and kinship homes:
Bair Foundation
Buckner Children and Family Services
Children’s Home of Lubbock
Children’s Hope
Saint Francis
DePelchin Children’s Center
Lone Star
Texas Boys Ranch
Texas Family Initiative
Upbring
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