RMYA In The News

23 Nov

Meadowland Skatepark Grand Opening – WOAI

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27 Apr

Foster Care Changes
Federal government stepping in with foster care reform efforts for Texas

  SAN ANTONIO – The federal government is stepping in to possibly overhaul the Child Protective Services system here in Texas. In San Antonio alone there were over 8,000 cases of child abuse or neglect being investigated in the last fiscal year. While CPS continues to investigate those claims – we’ve learned a federal judge is bringing in two experts to study our state’s foster care system and make recommendations. Those recommendations are expected to include hiring more caseworkers and looking more closely at foster group homes. “Clearly the foster care system in Texas is broken,” said Rick Cooke, President[...]

27 Apr

Aging Out of Foster Care
Helping kids who age out of foster system

  SAN ANTONIO – Right now, nearly 6,000 kids are living in foster care in Bexar County – and a lot of them are about to turn 18. When they do, they could find themselves homeless. That’s why a local program called Turning Point is helping steer those young adults onto the right path. At Texas State University, Lauren Tyler-Smith is studying for a social work exam. “Growing up in foster care, these are the people I want to help,” she says. Tyler-Smith knows what it’s like to fall through the cracks. She was removed from her mother’s care when[...]