Welcome to House of True Colors!

About Us

House of True Colors was founded in 2022 by Sarah Johnson, M.Ed. and Stacey Bell, M.Ed. after the two saw the need for inclusive care for children in the Texas Foster Care system. In particular, there is a disproportionate need for foster care for children who identify as LGBTQ and children with disabilities.

What is House of True Colors (HOTC)?

HOTC is an Emergency Shelter serving children ages 0-17 years of age who are placed in the custody of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on a temporary basis until a more permanent placement is found with a relative or foster home. Children are typically placed in emergency shelters for up to 30 days, and as long as 90 days.

House of True Colors' mission is to provide safe, diverse, and inclusive emergency care for children ages 0 to 17 years old who have entered the Texas Foster Care System. Family preservation is a goal of HOTC, and we strive to keep sibling groups together, and to maintain contact with siblings that are placed separately.

Meet Devan: HOTC's LCCA!

Devan D. Stoglin, LCCA, MACJ, and QMHP has been supporting, fostering, and working with at-risk youth for more than 15 years, focusing on improving their relationships, resilience, and quality of life. He holds a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington, and is currently working toward a master's degree in social work at Prairie View A&M University. Devan has extensive experience providing crisis case management and counseling services for adolescents and their families. He has spent close to fifteen years working for the state of Texas, ranging from the Department of Family and Protective Services to the Department of Juvenile Justice. He is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and traumatized persons.

Devan is involved and committed to volunteering in his community and church. When he isn’t working, Devan is an avid reader, and he enjoys working out, weightlifting, hiking, etc. In all aspects of his life, Devan enjoys working with others, and setting and accomplishing goals. However, his family is his greatest asset and accomplishment! He is a husband, father, brother, and son.

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