About Dr. Candice Matthews

Dr. Candice Matthews is the CEO and Executive Director of the Houston and Beaumont-based Children of Diversity Foster Adoption Agency. Dr. Matthews is in charge of the Agency’s day-to-day operations. This includes managing the organization’s staff and committees.

Dr. Matthews, as Executive Director, oversees the development of short- and long-term business plans in collaboration with a number of government agencies. The Texas Department of Human Health Services, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Prairie View A&M University, Lamar University College of Social Work, the International Adoptions Organization, and the board of directors of the Adoption Agency are among them.

Dr. Candice Matthews is also in charge of the organization’s strategic business plans, which she designs, develops, and implements. Dr. Matthews is proud to provide therapeutic, licensed foster homes for children in the foster care system, as well as to assist children in overcoming crises through compassion, support, and the development of resilience. She’s also proud to be the driving force behind the ongoing “Stop Human Trafficking Initiative” in Harris and Jefferson Counties, as well as assisting with Child Welfare Public Policy Writing at the state and federal levels.

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