Central Texas Region


Central Texas is in need of more foster homes to provide care for foster children. Currently in Travis County, there are 416 children in foster care. 60.6% of those children were placed outside of their home county due to lack of foster homes available in Travis County. In Williamson County, there are 212 children in foster care. 70.8% of these children were also placed outside of their home county. What does this mean? This means a child in foster care is not only taken from their parents, they are taken from their friends, school, and city they live in. This can also delay DFPS's ability to reunify families.




The Central Texas Region supports foster families in the following counties:

  • Bastrop
  • Bell
  • Brazos
  • Burnet
  • Caldwell
  • Coryell 
  • Hays
  • Lee
  • Travis
  • Williamson 


Central Texas Regional Office:

 1812 Centre Creek Dr. Suite 200
Austin, TX 78754
Phone: 512-719-3222
Fax: 512-719-3343
Toll Free: 877-719-3222


The For The City Center:

 500 E. St. Johns, Suite 130
Austin, TX  78752

 Regional Staff:

 Interim Regional Director - Sarah Mercado- Direct Dial 512-906-3821

 Family Services- Patty Grose - Direct Dial 512-906-3831

Family Services - Erika Snapp - Direct Dial 512-906-3828

Regional CPMS/Intake - Aaron Oeser, Direct Dial 512-906-3823

 Regional Adoption Coordinator - Brittney Sartor, Direct Dial 512-906-3825

Case Manager - Kerry Mecusker, Direct Dial 512-906-3836

Case Manager - Brittney Small, Direct Dial 512-906-3816

Case Manager - Alan Prater, Direct Dial 512-906-3829

Case Manager - Tina Williams, Direct Dial 512-906-3834

Office Manager- Kristan Nash, Direct Dial 512-906-3810



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