Impact Report
Stronger Families Create Stronger Communities

In 2021, You Created Impact

Despite the incredible challenges of 2021, you created impact. From the child welfare woes, to mental health crises, and the deplorable virus that has affected every human and business, you made a significant difference in the lives of children. 

In 2021, You Created Impact

Despite the incredible challenges of 2021, you created impact. From the child welfare woes, to mental health crises, and the deplorable virus that has affected every human and business, you made a significant difference in the lives of children. 

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CEO Corner

In my annual reflection time, I took time to purposefully write a celebration list. Next, I listed some struggles and heartaches. The first list was much longer. 

In this Impact Report, you will see information about our explosive growth over the past 12 months. From a 50% increase in number of families served to multiple new partnerships, Chosen is growing and thriving in the same way our families are.

 Relationship is a theme that runs through every facet of our organization–not just with the families we serve; but with people like you, friends to our organization.

Thank you for being a part of changing lives and fulfilling the vision one child at a time — every child thriving in a family. Your partnership has never mattered more. 

Pressing onward,

CEO Corner

In my annual reflection time, I took time to purposefully write a celebration list. Next, I listed some struggles and heartaches. The first list was much longer. 

In this Impact Report, you will see information about our explosive growth over the past 12 months. From a 50% increase in number of families served to multiple new partnerships, Chosen is growing and thriving in the same way our families are.

 Relationship is a theme that runs through every facet of our organization–not just with the families we serve; but with people like you, friends to our organization.

Thank you for being a part of changing lives and fulfilling the vision one child at a time — every child thriving in a family. Your partnership has never mattered more. 

Pressing onward,

2021 At A Glance

We were invited to be a part of the Governor’s initiative to reverse the foster care crisis by engaging the faith-based community. With 7 staff members, this is now 20% of our national footprint.

We gained accreditation through Council on Accreditation (COA). The 18 month process involved a detailed review and analysis of our administration, management, and service delivery against international standards of best practice.

As Community Based Care (CBC) continues to spread across Texas, Chosen partnered with the newest CBC, Belong, to provide services in 27 counties surrounding San Antonio. Services include permanency support and building treatment capacity for high acuity youth in this region.

Casey contracted with James Bell Associates on Chosen’s behalf to provide a program and cost evaluation. Not only will this help us understand true ROI, it will also inform our expansion and policy work.

Reunification of
Birth Families

Through a specialty court contract, we began working with families who can safely be reunified. We saw significant restoration of families and helped to break cycles of intergenerational trauma.

Contract
Expansion

Through numerous partnerships, we expanded services across several metropolitan areas, including Houston, Dallas, Miami and Central FL.  Most of this expansion is focused on higher acuity youth and post-adopt populations.

2021 At A Glance

We were invited to be a part of the Governor’s initiative to reverse the foster care crisis by engaging the faith-based community. With 7 staff members, this is now 20% of our national footprint.

We gained accreditation through Council on Accreditation (COA). The 18 month process involved a detailed review and analysis of our administration, management, and service delivery against international standards of best practice.

As Community Based Care (CBC) continues to spread across Texas, Chosen partnered with the newest CBC, Belong, to provide services in 27 counties surrounding San Antonio. Services include permanency support and building treatment capacity for high acuity youth in this region.

Casey contracted with James Bell Associates on Chosen’s behalf to provide a program and cost evaluation. Not only will this help us understand true ROI, it will also inform our expansion and policy work.

Reunification of
Birth Families

Through a specialty court contract, we began working with families who can safely be reunified. We saw significant restoration of families and helped to break cycles of intergenerational trauma.

Contract
Expansion

Through numerous partnerships, we expanded services across several metropolitan areas, including Houston, Dallas, Miami and Central FL.  Most of this expansion is focused on higher acuity youth and post-adopt populations.

Our Mission

Chosen Care, Inc. was founded with a single mission: to help children heal from trauma by strengthening their families.

WE BELIEVE —

Our Vision

Chosen Care, Inc. was founded with a single vision:  every child thriving in a family. 

Our Philosophy

We were all created for deep connection. Attachment theory is the basis of our model of care. Children’s brains heal from trauma by attaching to a safe, loving caregiver. 

We are relational.

Our work is not transactional but truly transformational, which requires trust. By strengthening the relationship between the child and caregiver, healing begins. 

We are relentless.

Our team does whatever it takes to ensure children are on a path of healing. We equip families with the tools they need and walk beside them on their journeys.

We are restorative.

Our service restores hope and connections in families. Healthy families shape healthy communities.

Our Philosophy

We were all created for deep connection. Attachment theory is the basis of our model of care. Children’s brains heal from trauma by attaching to a safe, loving caregiver. 

We are relational.

Our work is not transactional but truly transformational, which requires trust. By strengthening the relationship between the child and caregiver, healing begins. 

We are relentless.

Our team does whatever it takes to ensure children are on a path of healing. We equip families with the tools they need and walk beside them on their journeys. 

We are restorative.

Our service restores hope and connections in families. Healthy families shape healthy communities.

Who We Serve

Chosen’s telehealth model provides mental and behavioral health services to families impacted by the child welfare system. 

Reunified birth family success.

Birth Parents

Birth parents who are reunified with their children are trying their best to reconnect with their children and stabilize their homes. Chosen gives reunified families the tools they need to heal together.

kinship parent and child

KINSHIP CAREGIVERS

Often, kinship caregivers do not expect to be in this position. When a grandparent or extended family member welcomes a child into their home, Chosen provides resources to help navigate the situation.

foster family healing

FOSTER FAMILIES

Fostering begins with a big heart, but it can be overwhelming. When stressful behaviors emerge in children, foster parents may find themselves wanting to give up. Chosen is here to help you persevere.

adoptive mom and son healing

ADOPTIVE FAMILIES

Trauma occurs when a child is separated from their birth parents. Adoptive parents may struggle with addressing trauma and attaching to the child. Chosen can help you find connection and healing.

Who We Serve

Chosen’s telehealth model provides mental and behavioral health services to families impacted by the child welfare system. 

Reunified birth family success.

Birth Parents

Birth parents who are reunified with their children are trying their best to reconnect with their children and stabilize their homes. Chosen gives reunified families the tools they need to heal together.

kinship parent and child

KINSHIP CAREGIVERS

Often, kinship caregivers do not expect to be in this position. When a grandparent or extended family member welcomes a child into their home, Chosen provides resources to help navigate the situation.

foster family healing

FOSTER FAMILIES

Fostering begins with a big heart, but it can be overwhelming. When stressful behaviors emerge in children, foster parents may find themselves wanting to give up. Chosen is here to help you persevere.

adoptive mom and son healing

ADOPTIVE FAMILIES

Trauma occurs when a child is separated from their birth parents. Adoptive parents may struggle with addressing trauma and attaching to the child. Chosen can help you find connection and healing.

Families statistics before services...

83%

›› of caregivers came to 

Chosen in a state of crisis. 

62%

›› of children in a psychiatric 

hospital upon services did not

 return.

52%

›› of children and teens were 

experiencing depression upon

 services.

*SOURCED FROM INTERNAL CLINICAL ASSESSMENTS TAKEN BEFORE STARTING CHOSEN SERVICES 

Families statistics before services...

83%

›› of caregivers came to 

Chosen in a state of crisis. 

62%

›› of children in a psychiatric 

hospital upon services did not return.

52%

›› of children and teens were 

experiencing depression upon services.

*SOURCED FROM INTERNAL CLINICAL ASSESSMENTS TAKEN BEFORE STARTING CHOSEN SERVICES 

Our Approach

Chosen’s telehealth model provides mental and behavioral health services to families impacted by the child welfare system. 

Our Approach

Chosen’s telehealth model provides mental and behavioral health services to families impacted by the child welfare system. 

Model of Care

Our model of care sets families on a path of healing.  Families are matched care manager who have similar lived experience to guide and walk alongside them.

Clinical Offerings

Our Clinical Offerings walk hand and hand with our model of care. We offer families evidenced-based trauma-responsive care that focus on healing. 

Model of Care

Our model of care sets families on a path of healing.  Families are matched care manager who have similar lived experience to guide and walk alongside them.

Clinical Offerings

Our Clinical Offerings walk hand and hand with our model of care. We offer families evidenced-based trauma-responsive care that focus on healing. 

The Chosen Effect

Chosen clinically measures nine trauma symptoms in children and teens, as well as parental/caregiver stress. With our model of care, we see dramatic improvement in the family system — leading to wellness and permanency.

Simply put, our desire is that no child is ever rehomed, causing more hurt and loss. In 2021, after receiving our services for at least six months, ZERO families reported dissolving their adoption or disrupting their foster care placement.

The Chosen Effect

Simply put, our desire is that no child is ever rehomed, causing more hurt and loss. In 2021, after receiving our services for at least six months, ZERO families reported dissolving their adoption or disrupting their foster care placement.

83%

of caregivers came to chosen in crisis

69%

of parents of teens indicated a decrease in their own stress

59%

of children and teens showed a decrease in depression and PTSD

70%

of children and teens showed a decrease of trauma behaviors

ZERO

FOSTER DISRUPTIONS

ZERO

ADOPTION DISSOLUTIONS

ZERO

KINSHIP DISRUPTIONS

Chosen By The Numbers

Through McKenna Foundation’s generosity, we launched our pilot in 2016 for 50 clients. Our reach quickly exploded, which has led to broad impact and tremendous team growth, as well. 

Chosen By The Numbers

Through McKenna Foundation’s generosity, we launched our pilot in 2016 for 50 clients. Our reach quickly exploded, which has led to broad impact and tremendous team growth, as well. 

Individuals Served

50



2016


350



2017




750

2018

970

2019

1.1 K

2020

1.7 K

2021

Individuals Served

50

350

750

970

1.1 K

1.7 K



2016




2017




2018

2019

2020

2021

1726

CLIENTS SERVED

374

FAMILIES SERVED

24

STATES SERVED

1726

CLIENTS SERVED

374

FAMILIES SERVED

24

STATES SERVED

CLIENT TYPES

44%

FOSTER CARE

28%

ADOPTIVE FAMILIES

20%

KINSHIP FAMILIES

8%

REUNITED BIRTH

CLIENT TYPES

44%

FOSTER CARE

28%

ADOPTIVE FAMILIES

20%

KINSHIP FAMILIES

8%

REUNITED BIRTH

Stronger families
create stronger communities.

Make a difference in a child’s life.

Help families heal from trauma.

Stronger families
create stronger communities.

Make a difference in a child’s life.

Help families heal from trauma.

Stronger families
create stronger communities.

Make a difference in a child’s life.

Help families heal from trauma.

On The Horizon

So, what’s ahead in 2022? We are so glad you asked.

National Expansion

Chosen serves families across the U.S. In fact, we served families in 24 states in 2021. Our national relationships, along with strategic data analysis help inform continued growth decisions.

Internal Training Program

With our explosive growth, we are working to preserve a strong culture that has been shaped by core values. Our team is creating different professional growth tracks to ensure strong vitality and staff development. 

Content Development

Our team is equipping families with life-changing tools every day. We are working on a multi-faceted strategy to share these tools on a broader scale. By doing so, we can reach families before crisis and  fuel the mission. 

Advocacy

Speaking up for the vulnerable is both a privilege and a responsibility. We will continue advocating for the changes needed to shift from a child protective system to a thriving child and family well-being system.

On The Horizon

So, what’s ahead in 2022? We are so glad you asked.

National Expansion

Chosen serves families across the U.S. In fact, we served families in 24 states in 2021. Our national relationships, along with strategic data analysis help inform continued growth decisions.

Internal Training Program

With our explosive growth, we are working to preserve a strong culture that has been shaped by core values. Our team is creating different professional growth tracks to ensure strong vitality and staff development. 

Content Development

Our team is equipping families with life-changing tools every day. We are working on a multi-faceted strategy to share these tools on a broader scale. By doing so, we can reach families before crisis and  fuel the mission. 

Advocacy

Speaking up for the vulnerable is both a privilege and a responsibility. We will continue advocating for the changes needed to shift from a child protective system to a thriving child and family well-being system.