AVCYFS is an over twenty year old non-profit organization birthed out of the state of California. Founded by Eddie L. Tucker, a child advocate and social worker for over thirty years. AVCYFS, formerly known as Teens World Group Home, Inc. initially provided child-placing services, exclusively, for Residential Group Home placement of at-risk male youth between the ages of 13-18 years. Over the years Eddie has dedicated his life to serving children, youth and families in the areas of residential group home care; foster care; family reunification; child and family counseling; mentoring; child care; and family development. Today, in collaboration with his wife, Brenda Barnes-Tucker, a social services administrator in the areas of child abuse prevention; foster care; family reunification; family development; early childhood development; child care; and program development, he continues to serve children and families in the state of Texas. Today, AVCYFS endeavors to assist the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services in the effort to achieve the goals of permanency planning for children between the ages of 0-17 years who are in the care of Texas Department of Family & Protective Services and those children in the care of their biological families, as well.
AVCYFS' mission is to promote the welfare of at-risk children and the preservation of the family unit through therapeutic services necessary to meet their social and emotional needs.
EMPHASIS AND FULFILLMENT OF OUR MISSION:
The emphasis of our mission is on the prevention of child abuse, the treatment of the victims of child abuse and the preservation of the family.
In fulfilling our mission, through its child placing services, AVCYFS is committed to providing nurturing substitute care to children. In this effort we strive to assist children in building a positive understanding of themselves and the world around them.