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Is ACH Child and Family Services, formerly All Church Home for Children, a religious organization?
ACH Child and Family Services is not affiliated with any specific religious denomination and is not funded as part of the budget of any religious organization. ACH has been nourished by its roots in the Christian faith and believes that faith relationships and faith communities can be a vital source of support for children and families. Spiritual support is provided on a voluntary basis in some of our programs.
Why was it previously called All Church Home for Children?
The name derives from the work of many Fort Worth churches to combine efforts and create needed services for women and children. ACH was founded in 1915 as the Church Women’s Cooperative Home by a group of women from churches of several denominations in the Fort Worth area to help destitute women and children. In the 1930s, a change in services to caring for orphaned and abandoned children led to the name of All Church Home for Children. In 2010, the organization, with input and approval from the collective efforts of its Board of Directors, key stakeholders and agency friends, as well as agency leadership and staff, felt it was time to rebrand and rename. The new brand is designed to better convey the “who” and “what” ACH does as an organization today.
What are the programs of ACH Child and Family Services?
ACH Child and Family Services offers a continuum of services to help children, youth and families overcome life's challenges.
- Assessment, Intervention and Referral Services (AIRS)
- Behavioral Care
- Campus Respite
- Community Resource Coordination Group (CRCG)
- Crisis Intervention Counseling
- Emergency Youth Shelter
- Families Together (Parent-Child Transitional Housing)
- Foster Care
- Human Trafficking Outreach
- LIFE Project (Learning Independence from Experience)/Supervised Independent Living (SIL)
- Little Ones (After-School Safety Services)
- Safe Place
- Skill Builders
- Southeast Fort Worth Community Employment Program
- Street Outreach Program
- Turning Point
- Wedgwood Residential Program
What is the care philosophy at ACH Child and Family Services?
ACH utilizes a solution-focused, competency-based care approach to working with clients. All ACH services are child-centered and family-focused to best address the needs of children while closely involving families. ACH partners with clients to provide the right services and levels of assistance that will help them overcome life's challenges and achieve their goals.
What kinds of life's challenges bring children, youth and families to ACH Child and Family Services?
Life's challenges can take on many forms: death, divorce, physical illness, mental illness, addiction, homelessness, economic uncertainty, job loss, poverty, family conflict, street violence, sexual or physical abuse, teen pregnancy, gang involvement, runaway, truancy, and/or juvenile offenses.
Why did the Bridge Youth and Family Services and ACH Child and Family Services combine to form one organization?
The Board of Directors determined that children, youth and families struggling with life's challenges could be better served by combining the two organizations. The combined organization has capacity to provide both crisis intervention and long-term services to children, ages 0-18, and their families in five counties.
Who does ACH Child and Family Services serve?
Children, youth and families. Client demographics vary depending on the specific program.
Who is eligible for ACH services?
Any child, youth or family struggling with life's challenges. Eligibility and requirements vary depending on the program. If you need help or know someone who does, don’t worry about what program they will fit into, just call us. ACH intake counselors will find a way to help you even if ACH programs are not a good fit.
Are all of the services of ACH Child and Family Services available to anyone regardless of where they live?
This varies based on the specific program, but most ACH services are available to anyone regardless of where they live.
Where can I get more information about ACH Child and Family Services and its programs and services?
Attend one of our monthly Learning Lunches. These lunches are free and offer a presentation about the services offered by ACH Child and Family Services. To attend, please call 817.886.7108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I get help for me or for a child, youth or family I know?
Just call us at 817.335.HOPE (4673) or 1.888.296.8099 or email us at email@example.com.
How do I know which program or service my child, youth or family needs?
Don’t worry about what program they will fit into, just call us. Our intake counselors assess your needs and connect you with the appropriate program. If ACH Child and Family Services is unable to help you, our intake counselors can help you locate other resources in the community.
What do the services of ACH Child and Family Services cost?
Most services are offered with sliding-scale fees, or at no cost to the client. Check with the individual programs for specific fees.
Who refers children, youth and families to ACH Child and Family Services?
What is Community Resource Coordination Group (CRCG)?
The Tarrant County Community Resource Coordination Group (CRCG) is composed of representatives from human service organizations in Tarrant County serving families with children who have severe emotional disorders or other disabilities. Situations are presented at CRCG meetings for families whose needs can be met only through interagency coordination and cooperation. CRCG members combine their agency resources and knowledge to suggest treatment alternatives and to problem-solve these difficult situations.
How do I contact the Community Resource Coordination Group (CRCG)?
To contact the CRCG Coordinator and receive an application to have a child or youth staffed at a CRCG meeting, please email CRCG@achservices.org or call 817.886.7177 and leave your contact information for the CRCG Coordinator.