Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing, and as we approach Christmas time, it may be easy to get buried in all the things you have to do: buy (and wrap) presents, figure out who is hosting Christmas, grocery shop and cook and bake for your family and friends. While there...

Thank You

At the beginning of a new month and following our second annual 5K Hope Run at the end of October, Children’s Hope feels we have much to be grateful for as we begin to close out 2019. We have seen many lives changed and hope restored in families throughout the year,...

Second Annual Children’s Hope 5K

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Children’s Hope of Lubbock, Texas, will host their second annual 5K Hope Run, presented by Michael Postar’s Affordable Storage. The 5K will start at 10 AM at Buffalo Springs Lake. Children’s Hope is a non-profit organization committed to...

5th Annual Foster Parent Appreciation Banquet

5th Annual Foster Parent Appreciation Banquet

The 5th Foster Parent Appreciation Banquet was held Friday May 17, 2019 at the Rancho Viejo Casa Grande in Rancho Viejo, Texas. 14 families from Brownsville and 6 families from McAllen include 8 staff members attended the banquet.   Therapist including Andres Hoch and...

Mrs. Mac’s Class

Mrs. Mac’s Class

Lubbock RTC: Mrs MAC class planted beans early April. The plants have grown but not yet fully grown. Mentoring is a very important part of Children's Hope. If you are a mentor, you will be able to spend one-on-one-time with a child who is eligible to participate in...

The Kyser Family Adoption

The Kyser Family Adoption

This is the Kyser family and they adopted all 5 siblings yesterday!!! The Adoption took place in Dallas and the family and license out of our Greenville, Texas CPA location. Learn more about becoming Foster Parents through Children's Hope.    

Foster Parent Banquet – Greenville, Texas

Foster Parent Banquet – Greenville, Texas

Everyone had an amazing time at our Foster Parent Banquet on May 4th, 2019. Our invitations were donated by Staples; we received 50 invitations and envelopes. The Building and Cups were donated by James 1 through the First Baptist Church in Greenville, Texas. A...

Build A Bear Donates 72 Bears

Build A Bear Donates 72 Bears

The month of May is Foster Care Awareness month and Build a Bear has donated 72 bears to our Greenville, Texas location. We gave out 40 plus bears during our Foster parent banquet on Friday May 3rd. The rest of the bears will be added to our first day bags which...

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Children’s Hope kicked off National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Abilene, Texas by displaying 428 pinwheels outside of McMurry University to represent the number of Taylor County children in substitute care in 2018. To become a foster parent please contact Kassia...

Children’s Hope Makenzie Bardone

Children’s Hope Makenzie Bardone

Makenzie is an adult former foster child who found a lifelong family through the love of a Children's Hope foster family. She speaks about her new family and her experiences with them in the link below. Makenzie lived in numerous states and experienced multiple...

South Texas Annual Easter Basket Donation

South Texas Annual Easter Basket Donation

Thank you to a Brownsville Junior Service League for their annual Easter basket donation for our foster children.  This year the donated 70 baskets. You can provide gifts for the children, throw parties and invite them to events at your church. Mentors develop...

Helping Vulnerable Families Bond

Helping Vulnerable Families Bond

“It is a good 90 degrees difference,” Emma Casselton said of fostering and adopting children from troubled backgrounds compared to raising children in a loving home from the very beginning. “If you’re a patient, loving parent, and you’re doing all of the nurturing...

Blue Oasis Food Truck Kickball Extravaganza

Blue Oasis Food Truck Kickball Extravaganza

Both residential campuses went head to head in a Kickball Game Friendly between the Girls of Levelland & Boys of Lubbock campuses. The first game was won by the Girls 6-3 and the second by the Boys 6-3. The series was tied at one game each, a tie breaker will be...

Comadres Monthly Meeting in the Valley

Comadres Monthly Meeting in the Valley

Area director Maria Livingston of the Brownsville, McAllen, & Corpus Christi, Texas and her staff host a monthly meeting to discuss Disaster & Emergency Preparedness. Today’s training with guest speaker  Rene Tavares with the City of Brownsville....

Saputo Donates Big

Saputo Donates Big

Children’s Hope would like to thank Saputo in Sulphur Springs for their generous donation of $1000. Saputo produces, markets, and distributes a wide array of dairy products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream...

Ballet Lubbock 40th Annual Nutcracker

Ballet Lubbock 40th Annual Nutcracker

The 40th Annual of the Ballet Lubbock for Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, a Community Outreach performance in Lubbock, Texas, a Holiday Tradition, the very first performance of 2018, was displayed exclusively for many organizations last night at the Lubbock Civic...

Free Photo with Santa – Cabela’s Lubbock

Free Photo with Santa – Cabela’s Lubbock

On the last Friday of November, the 30th, our kids were able to attend the Cabela's annual event called Santa's Wonderland. Our kids of all ages were able to experience the amazing outdoor store and the safety tips of camping, fishing, and many other outdoor...

The Bear Factory

The Bear Factory

Christmas will be extra special in 2018, The Bear Factory that is headquartered in Wixom, Michigan have shipped Children's Hope 20 assorted teddy bears and stuffing. Our kids will be able to enjoy Christmas with a snuggly stuffed toy this year. A post card...

SPC Basketball Highlights with our Kids

An amazing night of basketball out at the Texan Dome with a pair of wins for both South Plains College Texans and Lady Texans! Our kids experienced the court side seats with action pack three pointers and dunks. Some kids also had the unique opportunity to film part...

Citizen Santas Needed

We have 21 children who still need a citizen Santa Claus to come to their rescue and save Christmas. Gifts can range from dinosaur toys, karaoke music boxes, to nintendo game cubes, small makeup kits or educational puzzles our kids can interact together with. Please...

WHAM by Fresh Arts Houston, Texas

WHAM by Fresh Arts Houston, Texas

WHAM is Winter Holiday Art Market by Fresh Arts Houston. This year the exhibit entitled "The Endurance of Hope". Children's Hope Child Placing Agency Division (Houston) was the selected group to be featured to capture what Hope means from a child's perspective and...

South Plains College gives Big on Giving Tuesday

South Plains College gives Big on Giving Tuesday

Today marked a unique partnership between South Plains College Athletics and Children’s Hope. Roger Reading, Athletic Director at SPC will honor the organization with season ticket passes to the men’s and women’s 2018-2019 basketball season. Children’s Hope kids...

TRANSFORMING THE LANDSCAPE OF GIVING ACROSS THE GLOBE

Daniel Alvarado, Director of Development for Children’s Hope, attended the 2018 Giving Tuesday ribbon cutting hosted in Lubbock, Texas by United Supermarkets. Given Tuesday refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year that signals the beginning of the period...

THE DREAM GARDEN

THE DREAM GARDEN

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...

ME, I WANT A HULA HOOP

ME, I WANT A HULA HOOP

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...

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

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...

SAVING FOSTER CARE IN TEXAS

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...

PREPARING CHILDREN FOR THE FUTURE

PREPARING CHILDREN FOR THE FUTURE

There are many important reasons to why society needs to place more emphasis on safeguarding and educating our children. Children rely on adults for warmth, food, housing, primary socialization, safety. More than that, how we treat today's children will have a lasting...

MENTORS & VOLUNTEERS

MENTORS & VOLUNTEERS

At Children's Hope Residential Services, Volunteers and Mentors are MVPs. They provide resources to the staff and children that would otherwise not be available. Their enthusiasm and care are sources of comfort to everyone within their contact. For the children at...

CONNECTING WITH COMMUNITIES

CONNECTING WITH COMMUNITIES

Children's Hope Residential Services provides abused and neglected children an opportunity to reconnect with the communities in which they live and provides these children the chance to learn about their own and other cultures.  In many ways, the boys and girls that...

THE PASSIONS OF ALDRICH

James Aldrich, CEO of Children’s Hope Residential Services (CHRS), spends the majority of his day looking for ways to enrich the lives abused and neglected. However, Aldrich didn’t always want to work with abused and neglected children. As a master’s student, James...

CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE

CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE

What is the sound of a child’s laugher worth? Can you stare at a smiling toddler and not feel an ember of happiness deep inside your heart? Who hasn’t heard truth in the words: “Children are our future?” In fact, children give us so much from the moment they are born....

WASHINGTON CAMPUS VOLUNTEERISM

WASHINGTON CAMPUS VOLUNTEERISM

At the Children’s Hope’s all girl Washington Campus in Levelland, volunteerism is the name of the game. Twice a month five different girls from the campus are given the opportunity to work with several churches through the Family Promise program. Through the program,...

CH USES TF-CBT

CH USES TF-CBT

Children’s Hope is a beacon for youth in Texas. It is an organization that provides foster and adoption services. Of particular importance is Children’s Hope’s two residential treatment centers in the Panhandle Plains region. They provide services to children with...

PREPARATION FOR ADULT LIVING

PREPARATION FOR ADULT LIVING

Within families, children rely on their parents for essential training that will help them grow into productive adults. Primary socialization occurs within the family, with children taking cues from their parents about appropriate behaviors within different contexts....

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