EmberHope, Youthville

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2738 Macarthur VW
San Antonio, TX 78217
United States

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Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM
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We are a 501 C (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of children, teens, and families. For more than 95 years, we led the change for a healthy child, family, and community.

Our core values of faith, integrity, cultural sensitivity, respect, excellence, and accountability are essential to everything we do. We work with hundreds of donors, foster families, volunteers, businesses, churches, and foundations who want to help families inspire positive change to build a brighter future.

Because of our generous donors, hundreds of children and teens have a home environment to move past pain into healing. Our program teams provide consistency, stability, training, and trauma-informed care to help the healing process begin.

Through our supporters’ unwavering dedication and loyalty, we can continue serving more children, teens, and families who need us for years to come. Join us.

The need for foster care in Kansas and Texas is great. Whether through long-term fostering or respite care, foster parents provide irreplaceable help.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

Adults who are new to the fostering process sometimes feel overwhelmed and wonder if they will have support on their journey. Your child-placing agency is the first resource. Social services caseworkers provide aspiring foster parents with various types of support and connections. These include free educational training programs, helplines, and support groups.

It is important that foster parents build their individual support network, too. Connecting with other foster families with more experience is an excellent place to begin. Texas groups offer foster parent meetups; you can search online for the closest one.

The Texas Foster Family Association provides state training, a regional directory of support services, a summer training conference, and more. Membership benefits include getting access to foster care professionals and learning more about ways to become better caregivers. Children of TFFA members can also get assistance through the Scholarship Fund.

Austin Angels is another support organization that strives to assist foster parents and Texas foster children. They offer care packages and gifts for foster children and their caregivers, mentorship options, and education, among other resources. Foster children and teens can learn valuable skills that help prepare them for independent living, as well.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.4 / 5
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Kaleb Garza
Sep 06, 2023

Do not use this Foster Agency. They will throw you to the wolves and sidestep any responsibility. They are very inexperienced, do not answer phone calls, cannot help during a crisis, they set you up for total failure, they change personnel so frequently you don’t know who does what, they pretend to work for you but never come through, and if you are new to everything they will take advantage of you. An example of something I was told by Warren was “just lay down and take it.” And “This wouldn’t be happening if you would just comply.”

Rating: 1

Jenny Ricketts
May 04, 2023

This place doesn't keep kids safe.

Rating: 1

Operator 84
Apr 03, 2023

I was in this place from 97 and these places do nothing to help family they almost always make things worse.

Rating: 1

kristina snyder
Nov 21, 2022

They are doing every well with my daughter.

Rating: 5

Alpine Raider
Jul 19, 2022

My wife & I've have always been drawn to the good work and the Mission of EmberHope YouthVille.
They have proven they are a premier placement facility for the State of Kansas.

Rating: 5