(800) 543-7122
325 Tenaha Street
Center, TX 75935
414 S. Broadway Ave
Tyler, TX 75702
3421 W. Davis Street
Conroe, TX 77304

About Us

Grace Manor is a licensed foster care and adoption agency in Center, Texas. We primarily serve Regions 4 and 5 which includes much of East and Southeast Texas.  We believe that every child deserves a loving home and we are ready to work with your family to help ensure all are prepared to meet this need.

Dedicated to Excellence

It is our mission to ensure that children have a safe place to stay while they get the help they need healing and preparing for a permanent home. We are prepared to serve families and children every step of the way, from initial foster care placement to being united with forever families. At our agency, we are licensed to certify foster, foster to adopt, and adoptive families.   

At Grace Manor, we recruit and train foster and adoptive families to help care for children who have been removed from their biological homes either temporarily or permanently. We help these children prepare for their permanency plans such as reunification with their biological parents, preparation for adoption, or preparation independent living after long-term foster care.

Meet the Staff

Laurie Wilson - Foster Care

Laurie Wilson, Office Manager
Laurie joined Grace Manor in 2007 as our receptionist and family assistant before promoting to Office Manager in 2008.  Laurie ensures all runs smoothly within the office and handles all accounts receivable and payable. Laurie has many years of experience with Grace Manor and is a good source of information for all.

Dr. Dan Wilkins  - Foster Care

CEO/Treatment Director
Dr. Dan Wilkins, LPC, LMFT, PhD, CPMS, LCPAA
Dr. Wilkins has over 35 years of clinical practice.  He is the founder of Grace Manor and has been with the organization as Executive Director since 1998 and Treatment Director since 2009.  He served on the Licensing Board for Licensed Professional Counselors for 8 years and currently is serving on the Board of Trustees for Center Independent School District.

Lauren Prince - Foster Care

COO/Program Administrator
Lauren Prince, LMSW, CPMS, LCPAA
Lauren Prince began with Grace Manor in May of 2012 after completing her Master's Degree in Social Work. She completed an internship with DFPS prior to beginning with Grace Manor. Lauren has served as Case Manager and Director of Social Services prior to becoming COO and Program Administrator in October 2017.

Traci Tuck - Foster Care

Directors of Social Services
Traci Tuck, BSW, CPMS
Traci has over 10 years experience with foster care and adoption.  She worked for DFPS and another CPA prior to beginning with Grace Manor in February of 2013.  Traci is the director for our northern area and is most often found in our satellite office at 414 South Broadway in Tyler.

Trish Dueboay, LMSW, CPMS

Trish Dueboay, LMSW, CPMS
Trish began with Grace Manor in August of 2014 after completing her Master’s Degree in Social Work.  She worked for CASA of Deep East Texas as a Supervisor for 2 years prior to Grace Manor. Trish is the director for our central areas.


Sara Boyd, BS
Sara began with Grace Manor in November of 2013. Sara graduated from UT Tyler with a degree in Criminal Justice. Sara came to us with experience in child care administration and has developed quick connections to her children and families.

KaTrena Larkin - LBSW

KaTrena Larkin, LBSW
KaTrena began working with Grace Manor is September of 2015. She graduated from Brescia University in 2014 with her BSW and has achieved her licensure as a LBSW. Congratulations and welcome!

Courtney Brittain - BS

Courtney Brittain, BS
Courtney is Grace Manor's newest case manager and works out of the main office in Center, Texas. Welcome to the family, Courtney!

Katie Brown - Foster Care

Case Managers
Katie Brown, BS
Katie Brown joined Grace Manor in July of 2017. She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Sam Houston State University. Katie also has experience in the clinical mental health field and administrative experience in child care and development. She is the Case Manager for the Conroe office and is very excited to be part of the foster care and adoption community.

Jordan Schmidt  - Foster Care

Development and Adoption
Jordan Schmidt, BS
Jordan graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a degree in Psychology. She began working with Grace Manor as a case manager in November of 2013 and as the adoption and development coordinator in September of 2014. She is a certified PRIDE and CPR/First Aid Trainer. Jordan enjoys helping those interested in foster care.

Erika Alman, BBA

Development and Recruitment
Erika Alman, BBA
Erika graduated from Texas A&M with a BBA in Marketing and a minor in psychology. In addition, she completed some masters level work in child development and psychology. As a current and seasoned licensed foster parent, Erika has seen the tremendous need for good foster homes. She joined Grace Manor in May of 2016 with a goal to recruit and develop families in the Cleveland and other southern areas.

Contact us for more details about our compassionate adoption and foster care organization.