Dr. Candice Matthews

serves as CEO and Executive Director at the Children of Diversity Foster Adoption Agency

About Me

Dr. Candice Matthews (Dr. Candice Enecio-Hilton) serves as CEO and Executive Director at the Children of Diversity Foster Adoption Agency in Houston and Beaumont, Texas. In this role, Dr. Matthews oversees the Agency’s day-to-day operations. This includes overseeing staff and committees across the organization.

As Executive Director, Dr. Matthews manages the development of short- and long-term business plans in collaboration with a number of public organizations. These include the Texas Department of Human Health Services, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Prairie View A&M University, the Lamar University College of Social Work, the International Adoptions Organization, and the Adoption Agency’s board of directors.

Additionally, Dr. Candice Matthews (Dr. Candice Enecio-Hilton) is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing strategic business plans for the organization.

Dr. Matthews is proud to provide children therapeutic, licensed foster homes within the foster care system, and to help children overcome crises through compassion, support, and the cultivation of resilience. She’s also proud to spearhead the ongoing “Stop Human Trafficking Initiative” in both Harris and Jefferson Counties and provide assistance with Public Policy Writing for Child Welfare on both the state and federal levels.

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Recent News

September 21, 2022

Fostering Accountability Inside the Foster System

Fostering accountability is a practical guide for administrators to use evidence to design, implement, and monitor policies and practices. It also explores the impact of lawsuits and data collection. It provides a comprehensive view of developing and applying policies to improve the foster care system. It focuses on developing policies based on data collected from […]

How Local Businesses Can Help Local Communities
September 13, 2022

How Local Businesses Can Help Local Communities

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How to Make a Positive Impact on Your Community
August 30, 2022

How to Make a Positive Impact on Your Community

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Foster System
August 20, 2022

How to Help a Child With Disabilities in the Foster System

The main reasons children with disabilities end up in the foster care system are lack of training, resources, and flexibility. As a foster care worker, it is your job to help a child in need and ensure their needs are met. Here are some things to remember while working with these children. The first step […]

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