Saint Francis Ministries in Texas is moving into Stage II of Community-Based Care

September 2021 · Foster Care / Adoption, Ministry News, Press Releases, Texas

LUBBOCK, TX – Saint Francis Ministries in Texas is excited to announce our engagement in Stage II contract negotiations with the Office of Community-Based Care. In this, Saint Francis will begin the transition of work within Region 1 in partnership with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. We appreciate the opportunity and confidence in moving to Stage II of Community-Based Care and look forward to serving the children and families in Region 1 in a greater capacity.

“Everything we’ve done in Stage I has placed the foundation for a successful transition to Stage II,” said Cristian Garcia, Vice President of Child and Family Services. “We know that our success is dependent upon our community partnerships, and we’re grateful to continue to build those relationships. Our success also is dependent upon the excellent employees who give their hearts to this work–both those who work for us now, and the employees we will hire as we move forward.”

Saint Francis Ministries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing healing and hope to children and families. Saint Francis is the Community-Based Care provider for Texas DFPS Region 1, which includes 41 counties in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains. For more information, please call Erin Baxter at (806) 317-5631 or email Visit us online at