Q&A with Waco Community Services and GAPP staff

Waco Foster Care and GAPP staffMethodist Children’s Home recently renovated the Howard Home on the Waco campus to serve as the location of the Waco Outreach Office and the Grandparents As Parents Program. This building now offices Brooke Rasco and Ashley Cargile, Community Services caseworkers, and Rehan McNeil, lead GAPP coordinator, and Dave McHam, GAPP coordinator. These two programs offer services to children and families in our community.

We stopped by to see how things were going.

Q: How has your new location on campus helped you serve your families better?
Brooke: It has been nice to be more visible, and our families have commented on how welcome they feel in the building. Often our families are overwhelmed by their situation and it is nice to have a home- like atmosphere to offer them, including a kitchen and training room.

Q: How are the GAPP and Community Services programs working together?
Rehan: We recognize that our services and the needs of our families overlap, and we are excited to collaborate on a new parenting program. We will be offering in-home services to families that will enhance their parenting skills, which includes classes and seminars for both the parents and children. We now have a tremendous opportunity to pull together our staff and resources to serve children and families more effectively.

Below are photos of the newly-renovated Howard Home.

Howard Living Room

Howard Training Room

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