On Saturday, November 3rd 2018 at 8am Children’s Hope is having its first ever annual fundraising event. Set to be a 5k run starting at Buffalo Springs Lake’s Amphitheater, the fundraiser’s top sponsor is Michael Postar’s Affordable Storage who received naming rights for their contribution. In addition, many great businesses “jumped” at the opportunity to support this great event, including Altitude Trampoline Park, one of the first sponsors to sign up. Following Altitude’s lead, sponsors include Chick-fil-A on 4th and Frankford and Raider Park, Malouf’s Fine Clothing for Men and Women, The Clock Dock, Walgreens, United Supermarkets, Sprouts, Relax the Back, Planet Fitness, and Leftwich Chapman Flooring.

At Children’s Hope Residential Services, we take today’s abused and neglected children and prepare them to be tomorrow’s future leaders. We teach them life skills that will place them in good standing throughout their development. We provide them with training in how to navigate relationships and society across a variety of cultures and contexts. We give them opportunities to develop a sense of self that includes a strong work ethic, a set of core vocational skills, and an understanding that they can contribute to the global economy. We show abused and neglected children that they can be agents of change in a world where they have previously felt out of control, victims of uncaring, cruel circumstance.

Children’s Hope Residential Services, Inc. provides placement for abused and neglected children across the state of Texas. Abuse and neglect causes trauma that influences how these children cope with their environment. Add on top of the original trauma the fact that these children have been removed from their homes and you have a child who is hurting deep down inside. They are confused, lonely, scared, angry, and often feel misplaced guilt for their situation.

At Children’s Hope Residential Services, we believe that the wellbeing of the children in our community is everyone’s responsibility. Nowhere is that belief more evident than within our own halls. We value our children and it comes across in the service and dedication of our employees. If you ask our employees why they work at Children’s Hope, it isn’t for a paycheck or prestige. It is for the pure conviction that it is our responsibility to give our children 110%.

On May 8th, 2018 Children’s Hope attended an event hosted by TTU’s Master’s of Public Administration Program. The event was titled: “Saving the Texas Foster Care System: A Special Panel Event.” Panelists included Senator Charles Perry, Substance Abuse Prevention Professor George Comiskey, Lubbock County Republican Party precinct chair for Precinct 7-Michael Walton, Assistant Director of Finance and Grants at Garrison Institute on Aging-Kandi Quesada, State Representative Dustin Burrows, Chief Program Officer of CASA of the South Plains Lauren Westerberg, Executive Director of Sondra’s Song-Sandi Turner, and Child Abuse Pediatrician Patti Patterson.