Frequently Asked Questions

Who can request resources from Foster Angels?
While most of our requests come from the Department of Child Protective Services, anyone in a child’s circle of support can request resources from a child placement agency. (i.e. a CASA volunteer, child placement agency case manager, teacher, nurse etc.)
How do I make a Foster Angels request?

Complete the Foster Angels Request Form and email our program director, Hilary Elizondo with any further questions you might have about making a request.

Can a child or family receive assistance more than one time per year?

Yes! We just ask that when you complete the Foster Angels Request Form that you note the previous request number.

What is the service area of Foster Angels of South Texas?

Foster Angels of South Texas serves region 11 of Texas, as defined by the Department of Family and Child Protective Services. That region includes 19 counties. Any child placed in a foster placement from region 11 or placed in region 11 can request funds from Foster Angels of South Texas. There is also a Foster Angels of Central Texas that serves region 7, for more information about Foster Angels of Central Texas visit their website here.

Which types of foster placements can receive assistance from Foster Angels?
Any child in care whether they are in a traditional foster home, residential treatment center, permanency or kinship placement can request resources from Foster Angels.
Does Foster Angels fund requests based on need?
Foster Angels does not ask for biological or foster parent’s income when filling requests, and will provide assistance to any child in foster care as long as the need falls within our focus areas.
What resources does Foster Angels offer to a former or aged out foster youth?
The majority of our funds for aged out or former foster youth comes is to make sure basic needs, like food and having a bed to sleep in, are being met. However, we do consider each need on a case by case basis. Additionally, we provide educational support to aged out or former foster youth through a scholarship program and paying fees for books, supplies and tutoring.
How can an aged out foster youth make a request?
Contact our Program Director directly to provide information on your situation, who will then work with your former PAL coordinator to provide assistance.
Can I donate used clothing/items to Foster Angels?

Foster Angels only takes BRAND NEW clothing and item donations, if you are looking for an agency to take your gently-used donations, we recommend donating at your local Mattress Firm to their various year-round drives for several fostering agencies.

How do I become a foster parent?

Foster Angels is not a child placement agency. To learn more about foster parent information sessions and the best child placement agency for you please visit the Department of Family and Child Protective Services Website.

How is Foster Angels funded?

Foster Angels is funded heavily through grants and individual giving.