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https://www.depelchin.org/our-history/

Our History

2009 - DePelchin’s first specialty program, DePelchin Autism Services, was launched to provide coordinated assessments and other therapeutic support services for children whose symptoms suggest an autism spectrum disorder and their families.

2012 - DePelchin expanded beyond Greater Houston by joining with Caring Family Network, an Austin-based foster care and adoption agency with locations throughout Texas.

2016 - DePelchin refocuses its mental health services on childen in the foster care system and children at risk of entering the system.  Caring Family Network officially changes its name to DePelchin Children's Center, offering foster care and adoption services in Austin, San Antonio, Brownwood and Lubbock.

2017 - DePelchin celebrates its 125 anniversary, a historic milestone for the oldest family services nonprofit in Houston.