Texas Panhandle (Region 1)
About Texas Panhandle
The Texas Panhandle area, previously known as Region 1, is comprised of 41 counties.
The Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) for this area is Saint Francis Ministries. Visit the Saint Francis Ministries website to learn about them.
Joint Operations Manual
DFPS/Saint Francis Joint Operations Manual
- December 7, 2018: Request for application released
- June 13, 2019: Contract awarded* to Saint Francis Ministries
- July 1, 2019: Stage I start-up
- January 1, 2020: Stage I go-live
- September 1, 2021: Stage II start-up
- March 2, 2022: Stage II go-live
- June 1, 2024: Contract renewal
- June 1, 2029: Community area re-procurement
*Steps to view the executed contract for Saint Francis Ministries (# HHS000298100001):
- Go to the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) contract database website and click on “Contract Database Search”.
- In the Contract ID field, enter the contract number.
- In the Agency dropdown, select “530 - Family & Protective Services”.
- Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the “Submit Search” button.
- When the results appear, click on the “Display Expanded Data Set” button.
- Next, click on the "+" icon to view contract information.
- To view a document in the Attachments section, click on the magnifying glass icon to the left of the document you wish to review.
Note: The contract file name typically appears with the contract number followed by the word “Contract”. For this contract, the file “HHS000298100001_Contract_Amendment” contains the executed contract document.
Stay informed by visiting the Saint Francis Ministries news page.
- DFPS Community-Based Care administrator: Jennifer Avila, (806) 570-5971.
- DFPS Contract Administration manager: Amy Forister, (806) 742-9443.
Contact Saint Francis Ministries
|Title||Name / Email|
|Vice President||Rachel Williams-Ehue|
|Director of Operations, Data, and Training||Jack Noles|
|Director of Placement, Transportation, and Clinical Utilization||Rene Esparza|
|Director of Community Engagement||Erin Baxter|
|Director of Human Resources||Jamie Flores|
|Executive Director of Support Services||Esmeralda Kennedy|
|Executive Director of Permanency and Reunification||Micah Smith|
|Director of Permanency and Reunification (North)||Ethan Woods|
|Director of Permanency and Reunification (North)||Jessica Hoskins|
|Director of Permanency and Reunification (South)||Dominica Castillo|
|Director of Permanency and Reunification (South)||Jennifer Garlett|
|Director of Permanency Support Services and Kinship||Nicole Banire|
|Regional Attorney (North)||Andrea Chism|
|Regional Attorney (South)||Kacee Harvey|
Click here to view all CBC forms
|Form Number||Form Name|
|1516||Region 1 Adoption Checklist|
|1517||Region 1 Initial Coordination Meeting (ICM)|
|1518||Region 1 Removal|