Student Information

Foster Care /Adoption /Homeless Support Program
Foster Care Alumni Support Program at ACC

Alvin Community College is honored to take part in supporting students who were formerly in Foster Care. This webpage can provide information to assist students in their transition into college, and beyond.

Foster Care Liaison Officer at Alvin Community College:

The Foster Care Liaison Officer (FCLO) serves as the initial point of contact, advocate and connects Foster Care students with services on and off campus. ACC’s Foster Care Liaison Officer (FCLO) at Alvin Community College is Diana Stiles, LPC, Counselor in the Advising Department.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act:

The FCLO supports students accessing resources related to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

The FCLO may assist with the following:

Expanded guidance with admissions, registration and referral to financial aid

Guidance in obtaining one’s Tuition and Fees Waiver Exemption letter and other documents

Assistance with paperwork required for the federal Education Training Voucher (ETV) grant

Coordinating appointments with the Office of Disability Services (ODS) at ACC if needed

Expanded guidance with career testing and job placement on and off-campus

Exploration of college programs at ACC and university transfer programs

Highlighting on-campus activities and basic student information

Referrals to ACC Tutoring and Learning Lab and study skills information

Providing confidential personal and crisis counseling

Referrals for financial planning and other community resources

The Texas Education Agency requires that each institution of higher education appoint a Foster Care Liaison Officer to assist in coordinating educational support services on and off campus and to other relevant information directly to individuals who are currently or were previously placed in foster care. For more information about this service at ACC call 281-756-3534 or 3531.

To get started right away, contact Diana Stiles, LPC by email dstiles@alvincollege.edu or call 281-756-3560. You may also contact Rachel Garry LPC Intern, Foster/Adopt/Homeless Specialist - rgarry@alvincollege.edu or 281-756-3535 or stop by the Admissions Office located in Building A.