Chosen exists to keep adoptive and foster families together by empowering and equipping families with the tools they need to heal children and give them LOVING AND PERMANENT HOMES.

Chosen fills the unmet need of long-term care for foster and adoptive families.  They move alongside caregivers to give them proven and effective tools that will ensure a loving and permanent home for hurting children.  Their care results in children, who are less likely to go back in the system, drop out of school early, have a teenage pregnancy, abuse drugs, end up homeless.  They interrupt the cycle of trauma and provide children with a bright outlook for their future.

Mission

Chosen’s mission is to support permanent, loving and safe environments for foster and orphaned children.

Goals

Chosen’s goal is for families to transform from unprepared to equipped, from isolated to supported, from struggling to thriving, and from hurting to healing.

Contact Us

351 Main Plaza, New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 445-0101

Chosen’s Three-Fold Model of Care

1

Mentoring

The fact is, all adoptive and foster parents receive training before children are placed in their homes. This training, however, often leaves parents ill-equipped to manage the behaviors and emotions of their children because it just wasn’t enough. Parents are left feeling confused and overwhelmed by what their children need in the midst of everyday struggles. While child-placing agencies, churches, support groups, and even extended families have great intentions to help, traditional support systems aren’t enough. Everyday they see desperate parents — unsupported and ill-equipped to help their children. Families are matched with experienced parents who have a similar adoption or foster situation. Mentors are trained in trauma-informed techniques that foster and adopted children need and give regular and on-going support at no cost.

2

Parenting Education

Caregivers of children with a history of trauma often find themselves at a loss. Traditional parenting techniques don’t seem to work. Friends and family provide well-meaning advice that is ineffective, and caregivers are left with feelings of isolation and despair. Chosen provides parent education that is tailor-made to meet the specific needs of the entire family using a model of care that includes Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI) training, Trauma Competent Caregiver curriculum, dyadic developmental parenting techniques, and other trauma-specific resources.
3

Therapy

Mental health issues and illnesses can stem from trauma. It is critical that children and parents have access to the most effective therapies for this population. Chosen provides access to Child Parent Relational Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, and play therapy.
4

Outreach

They are sharing the most effective trauma-informed tools, such as Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and Trauma Competent Caregiver Curriculum with both caregivers and other child welfare professionals. Their Outreach Program shares best practices of trauma-informed care:
- Webinars: Join us for lunch-and-learn webinars from the comfort of your home or office.
- Workshops: Chosen offers trauma-informed Parent Workshops for foster, adoptive, and kinship caregivers in our community.
- Training: Their Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI) Practitioners/Trauma Competent Caregiver Affiliate Trainer will help your staff, orphan/foster care ministry, or organization grow in their understanding of trauma. Training is offered via webinar or in person.

Upcoming Events

October Lunch-And-Learn Webinar

Date: October 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Website:  Register Here

Eat For Change

Date: November 8, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Jason’s Deli, New Braunfels, TX
Donation: 15% of your bill will be donated back to Chosen

Chosen Half Marathon & 5K

Date: November 17, 2018
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Rockin’ R in Gruene: 1405 Gruene Road, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Registration: click here

For more information about Chosen, call (830)455-0101 or  visit www.chosen.care. 

Testimonials

“I have been looking for help, asking for help, and haven't been able to find it.I am very thankful that Chosen Mentoring has given our family not only hope, but the tools we need to become bonded as a family.”

-Cindy, Mom in Chosen Program

“I finally have hope again.”

-Nina & Tim, Chosen parents after 7 months

“I don't feel alone anymore.”

-Heidi & Matt, Chosen parents after 9 months

“Without Chosen, we certainly would have given up.”

-A Chosen Mom