“To match children with loving and nurturing families so they may form mutually satisfying and healthy relationships.”
The Giocosa Foundation was established in 1988 as an alternative to long-term institutional care for emotionally disturbed youth and adolescents. Our original intent was to provide a non-institutional environment for children with significant emotional and behavioral deficits. The agency has since expanded its services to include basic foster care, Therapeutic foster care, Habilitative foster care, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder foster care. We also provide adoption services. We are licensed by the Texas Department of Family Protective Services and also partner with Travis County Juvenile Probation Department.
Our agency serves youth ages 0 – 18 of all ethnicities, genders and backgrounds. We are a non-profit organization and have families and offices in the Austin, Houston, Dallas, and Brownsville areas. Our mission is to match children with loving and nurturing families so they may form mutually satisfying and healthy relationships.
Giocosa is derived from the Italian word meaning “The place where happiness dwells.” If you have a happy home to share with a child, adolescent or sibling group, we invite you to join the Giocosa family. We are an inclusive agency with a diverse group of staff, foster and adoptive parents.
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