2013 Games Day
The 2013 Games Day was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who helped make it a memorable day for our girls.
The Games Day fun included everything from a dunking booth to hamburgers from P. Terry's! Our girls participated in a cupcake walk, bingo, relay races and more. Games Day has been a Settlement Home tradition for many years and has become the way we kick off the READ MORE »
Summer Donation Needs
It's summer! Which means our girls are spending a lot of time outside. We are in need of sunscreen and bug spray donations. Donations can be dropped off at our main office between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday. (The address is 1600 Payton Gin Road, 78758.) Need more information? Call us at 512-836-2150.
We hope you have a happy and safe summer too! Thank you!
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Crib and Toddler Bed Needed
Our Foster & Adoption Program is looking for a crib (no drop down sides; up to code, please) and a toddler bed and mattress. If you have any of these items and would like to donate it to The Home, please contact us!
or 512-832-1252 ext. 225.
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Today President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation in honor of National Foster Care Month. President Obama said that children are our future and they need love and support. He reminded us that the month of May is a time to focus on raising awareness and providing support for children in foster care. He also challenged Americans to step up and help these children and READ MORE »
Run Club Participates in the Bun Run 5K
The Home's Run Club hit the streets of downtown Austin for the Bun Run 5K on Sunday. Staff members paired up with our girls for the race. Everyone had a blast joining in on this fun Austin tradition. Great job, Run Club!
Run Club participants meet weekly for a workout and train for 5k races in the community.
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Looking for Donated Merchandise
The things you no longer want can serve another purpose - helping raise money for The Settlement Home! Donate those items you no longer love or need to us for the 2013 Settlement Home Charity Garage Sale! We are looking for new or gently used items to sell this fall.
How to Donate Your Items:
- Drop off your donations at our warehouse on Mondays from 9:00 READ MORE »
Lots of Donations in Lakeway
Thanks to everyone in Lakeway who stopped by to donate items at our donation drive event. We received lots of wonderful items that we will sell in our Charity Garage Sale to raise money for The Settlement Home.
Thank you to the Lakeway Women in Network for their help with the drive. Papa Murphy's in Lakeway served as a wonderful host spot for the drive. Owners Bridge and Mike kept us READ MORE »
Lakeway Donation Drive This Saturday!
We want your stuff! Join us for a Garage Sale donation drive in Lakeway on Saturday, April 13. Get organized and bring all of those unwanted items to us for our Charity Garage Sale. This is our 3rd annual Charity Donation Drop Off Drive. We will have volunteers on site to collect items from the Lakeway community. Help us promote the drive - spread the word to your friends and READ MORE »
TomĂˇĹˇ KubĂnek Visits The Home
There were lots of laughs and smiles to go around at a private performance at The Home by the one and only Dr. Professor TomĂˇĹˇ KubĂnek, comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-round charmer.
KubĂnek's performances include physical comedy, with magical slights of hand, contortionism, and audience participation, in a delightful evening of classic vaudevillian READ MORE »
Garage Sale Donations
Feeling the itch to organize? Clearing our your clutter? Donate those items you no longer love or need to us for the 2013 Settlement Home Charity Garage Sale! We are looking for new or gently used items to sell this fall.
Each year, more than 25,000 shoppers flock to our Charity Garage Sale to get their hands on unique items and bargain priced merchandise. Shoppers browse in our 21 READ MORE »
Adoption Coalition Night
Join us for a great game of hockey and help raise money for the Adoption Coalition of Texas.
The Adoption Coalition Night with the Stars is Friday, March 1 at the Cedar Park Center. Executive level tickets start at just $15! A portion of the ticket sales go to the Adoption Coalition of Texas. The Settlement Home is proud to be a member of the Adoption Coalition.
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Valentine's Day Love
There's lots of love to go around this Valentine's Day! We would like to express our thanks to those who love The Home and dedicate their time, resources and dollars to our mission of serving children, young adults and families.
Elayne and Daphne made a basket for each child and delivered them to The Home just in time for Valentine's Day. This is the second year that the mother and READ MORE »
Clear Your Clutter Day, which was held on January 26, was a tremendous success! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to donate items to us!
This event is hosted by the wonderful members of the National Association of Professional Organizers - Austin Chapter. They provide this wonderful service as a way for people to get organized in January. The community stopped by to donate, READ MORE »
Get Organized This Saturday!
Clear Your Clutter Day is almost here! CYCD is this Saturday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bethany United Methodist Church parking lot. The community is invited to bring one carload of items to donate, recycle or trash. (Sorry, no hazardous materials, please.)
CYCD is a great way to jump start your 2013 and get off to an organized start! The event is organized and READ MORE »
Home Receives eBay Grant
Settlement Club, an organization committed to providing care and support for abused and neglected children, announced today that it has been awarded a $5,000.00 grant from the eBay Foundation Corporate Advised Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The grant was recommended by eBay Foundationâ€™s employee-volunteer led Austin GIVE Team. Funds will be used to implement a Sensory Tool READ MORE »
Senior Volunteer of the Year
Congratulations to Dan Henshaw, a dedicated Settlement Home volunteer, for being named the Austin American-Statesman's Senior Volunteer of the Year! The 90-year-old spends almost every Monday of the year at our warehouse working in the tool department for the Charity Garage Sale. Dan has been a part of The Settlement Home family for 25 years. He is always friendly and eager to help. We READ MORE »
Goodbye 2012. Hello 2013!
2012 has been an amazing and memorable year for The Settlement Home. There are so many things we've accomplished this year, yet we look forward to 2013 and the future.In 2012, we...Participated in Clear Your Clutter Day and collected countless things for the Garage Sale.Celebrated six young ladies at a Quinceanera.Sent our girls to summer camps and on fun READ MORE »
We couldn't have made this Christmas such a huge success without the generosity and support of so many wonderful organizations, businesses and individuals. Thank you all for remembering our children this holiday season and giving your time and resources to us. You have helped make the entire month of December a magical one!Thank you:Keller WilliamsRussell Korman READ MORE »
Elves Bring Holiday Cheer
We have had overwhelming support from the community this holiday season! The generosity from local businesses, organizations and individuals is so appreciated. Our children will feel special and remembered when they open their gifts on Christmas day. Thank you for making the season bright for the children we serve. Happy holidays!Thank you to:Belterre Ladies GroupGraves READ MORE »
Foster & Adoption December Training
The Foster & Adoption Program held its annual December training on December 9.Highlights from this year's training included a demonstration from Spirit Reins.
The mission of Spirit Reins is to improve the emotional and behavioral health of children through interacting with horses. Spirit Reins offers a variety of innovative professional READ MORE »
A Cut Above the Rest
Once again, the wonderful team at Selma's International Boutique & Hair Design will open their doors to our girls for a day of pampering. Selma has been a supporter of The Settlement Home for a number of years. She has generously offered to open her salon and provide salon services, goodie bags and a pizza party for our girls.We appreciate the tremendous generosity provided by Selma READ MORE »
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! Thanks to the hard work of many wonderful volunteer elves, our campus is looking festive with lots of red and green. We are grateful for the holiday spirit that these volunteers and Club members have shown. Thank you for bringing some cheer to our campus! READ MORE »
The holiday season has been a bright and special one for us so far! We are so appreciative of the many great donations we received for Thanksgiving. As we move into the Christmas season, we get many inquiries about how best to help our program and our children.Here are a few ways you can support The READ MORE »
Thanksgiving dinner has become a Settlement Home tradition. Tuesday night's meal ended with smiling faces and full bellies thanks to the efforts of many volunteers and staff members.From turkey to pecan pie, this dinner included all the star foods. In addition to all the great meal, there was a lot of thankfulness in the room. The construction paper pumpkins were labeled with items the READ MORE »
We are very appreciative of the financial support we've received from several grants. These contributions will go a long way in providing for our children and ensuring that their needs are met.Austin Community Foundation grant - $35,000Ruth and Paul Connor Foundation - $15,000Austin Junior Forum grant - $8,000
The Austin Community Foundation grant will READ MORE »
We were honored to be recognized by City Council member Kathie Tovo on Thursday, November 8 at City Hall. We were presented a Certificate of Congratulations and given a chance to speak about The Settlement Home Charity Garage Sale and National Adoption Month. We are so appreciative of this wonderful opportunity! READ MORE »
It's a Wrap!
The 37th Annual Charity Garage Sale is officially over! Wow, that went by fast! We are so thankful for the tremendous amount of inventory that we were able to provide shoppers this year. We are very appreciative of all the shoppers who came out to buy items and support The Settlement Home for Children and our mission to help abused and neglected children.We hope you join us for the 38th READ MORE »
Shop This Sunday
Join us for one more day of great shopping! Sunday is a great day to shop for items at half price. The doors open at 10:00 a.m. Free admission and free parking!At 2:00 p.m., the sale temporarily closes, so that we can set up for the Box Sale! Our famous Box Sale starts at 3:00 p.m. Boxes are $4 or $8. Fill the empty box with items you want. If it fits, you get to keep it. Get ready for READ MORE »
Come Shop at the Garage Sale
Two days of shopping down and two more great days to go! Join us and get your shopping fix at the 37th Annual Settlement Home Charity Garage Sale.Saturday:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - FREE Admission - FREE garage parkingSunday:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - FREE Admission - FREE garage parking3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Box Sale! Buy an empty box for READ MORE »
Setting Up for the Sale!
The countdown is officially on for the 37th Annual Settlement Home for Children Charity Garage Sale! Our wonderful Club members and volunteers have contributed countless hours all year preparing for this big event! We moved out of our warehouse and down to Palmer Events Center this weekend. Now we are setting it up. That's right, all 21 departments are taking shape! It looks READ MORE »
Not Accepting Garage Sale Merchandise
We are currently not taking any new merchandise donations for the 2012 Charity Garage Sale. In order to provide adequate time for our volunteers to sort, transport and set up for this year's sale, we will no longer accept merchandise or schedule merchandise pick-ups. Thank you to everyone who donated merchandise for this year's sale. We are thrilled to have a massive inventory of beautiful, READ MORE »
Deadline for Garage Sale Donations
Our last day to accept donated merchandise for the 2012 Garage Sale is Monday, October 15. This cut-off date allows our Club members and volunteers enough time to get ready for the big sale, which starts Thursday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, November 4.We are so appreciative of the donations we've received for this year's sale. We know this sale will be a tremendous success! READ MORE »
CASA Superheroes 5K
The Settlement Home Run Club had a super time at the CASA Superheroes 5K run on September 30!Settlement Home staff, volunteers and girls laced up to take part in the race, which raises funds for CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates. In addition to running, The Home had an informational booth and fun hula hoop game for the kids. Great job, runners!The Settlement Home Run Club READ MORE »
Thank You, MOSS Consignment
A BIG thanks to MOSS Designer Consignment for their recent donation of fun and trendy clothing for our girls! We are so appreciative of Sari and the crew at MOSS Designer Consignment for thinking of our girls.Located on South Lamar, MOSS is one of those gems you can only find in Austin. Their selection of clothing, shoes and accessories are cute, fun, stylish and a must have for your READ MORE »
ARF Gala Night
Moody Theater rocked during the Andy Roddick Foundation Gala on September 21. We were excited to be a part of the big night!The Settlement Home is thankful for the continuous support from the Andy Roddick Foundation. The Home was selected as a beneficiary of the gala, along with several other area non-profits who help children. Musical guest, John Legend, dazzled the crowd with a live READ MORE »
The wonderful members of the Austin, Texas Chapter of The International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) spent three days making over one of our Group Home cottages. The flooring and furniture in this cottage had seen a lot of wear and tear over the years, so this makeover was really needed.The home stagers worked on the front yard, improving the landscaping and adding READ MORE »
ARF Gala Tickets on Sale
Tickets for the Andy Roddick Foundation Charity Gala and Concert are on sale now!Click here to purchase tickets.
The Charity Gala is Friday, September 12 at W Austin Hotel and ACL Live at Moody Theater. The event features a live concert by John Legend.This is the seventh year for the ARF READ MORE »
Thank You Summer Volunteers
Now that school is back in session, we took the opportunity to thank the summer volunteers who shared their time with our girls.These volunteers taught music lessons, writing classes, arts & crafts and much more. Our girls were able to attend several summer camps. These things were not only fun, they also introduced our girls to new things and helped them grow. We are so appreciative of READ MORE »
Sponsors Volunteer at Warehouse
Staff from our wonderful Garage Sale Sponsor, Little Engine Homecare, Inc., rolled up their sleeves and pitched in at the warehouse today. The team helped Club members sort through donated merchandise and deliver it to the right department. Their hard work and sweat equity is truly appreciated!We are excited to have Little Engine Homecare, Inc., and all of our Garage Sale Sponsors, on READ MORE »
Back to School Donations
Our kids are going back to school prepared and ready to learn thanks to several generous donations from the community!A huge thanks to ADP and the National Charity League - Lake Austin Chapter.
These two groups donated backpacks, spirals, erasers, notebook paper and many other school essentials. READ MORE »
Silicon Labs Donates to TLP
Silicon Labs employees rallied together for a summer donation drive benefiting the Transitional Living Program at The Settlement Home.The generous donation of important living necessities included laundry baskets, shower curtains, trash cans, bed sheets and other household items. For young adults who are transitioning into their first apartment these items are important, but can be an READ MORE »
Be Fashionable - Donate!
Donating is always in style! We are so appreciative of our friends at Moss Designer Consignment
, the coolest clothing store in Austin, who made another generous donation of clothing for our girls. The clothes are adorable and trendy, and it's a special treat for our girls to receive such fun items.Want to be trendy too? READ MORE »
Family Fun at Potluck Dinner
There was plenty of food and fun at the Foster & Adoption Program's potluck dinner on August 6. Foster and adoptive families shared homemade treats and networked with other families. School supplies were given out to the kids for the upcoming school year.The Settlement Home for Children strives to provide quality services and resources for foster and adoptive parents, while fostering a READ MORE »
Summer Fun at Heartlines Ranch
A big thanks to Heartlines Ranch for hosting our girls for a day of fun!The beautiful and serene setting of Heartlines Ranch was the perfect place for a summer day trip. The horses enjoyed lots of petting and attention and the cool water was inviting for swimming and paddle boats. The day also included a hayride and crafts time.We are so thankful for the opportunity to spend a READ MORE »
Thanks to Northwest Sertoma
A big thanks to our friends at Northwest Sertoma for their continued support of The Home and for providing fun experiences for our children.This week, Northwest Sertoma hosted our children and families for brunch at IHOP. The day was full of pancakes and happy faces!Northwest Sertoma member, Jim Kincl, lead a shopping trip for back to school supplies. These wonderful donations READ MORE »
Thanks to these Sponsors
Thanks to these great companies for their support of the 2012 Settlement Home Charity Garage Sale!Emerson Process ManagementDiamond READ MORE »
Spa Day Success
A huge thanks to Avenue 5, Chef Mike Sentelli and Michael de la Fuenta for hosting Spa Day on June 29.This day of pampering was a special treat for the girls at The Settlement Home. They shopped for clothing and accessories, got their hair done and enjoyed having their READ MORE »
Take time to relax while giving back at our Spa Day on Friday, June 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at our Williamson Campus, 1607 Colony Creek Dr.Get pampered and feel great knowing that 100% of READ MORE »
Volunteer Turns 90
You're never too old to volunteer, just ask Dan Henshaw. Dan turned 90 last week and spent his birthday volunteering in the warehouse preparing for our Annual Charity Garage Sale.Dan has been a regular volunteer at The Settlement Home for 25 years. On Mondays, you can READ MORE »
There's no better way to kick off the summer than at Games Day!The wonderful ladies from the Settlement Club hosted the day of fun, food and games for our girls on June 6. From a cake walk to a dunking READ MORE »
Garage Sale Donations
Get inspired to get organized and put your donations to a good use! Donate items you no longer need or want to The Settlement Home Garage Sale.We want your new and gently used items for our Charity READ MORE »
The popular Austin restaurant, Max's Wine Dive, is turning three and you're invited to the celebration! The birthday bash benefits The Settlement Home for Children.The exciting event is Sunday, May 20. Meet the Farmers Social begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 each, with $10 going to The Settlement Home. You don't want to miss this wonderful event, which READ MORE »
All-Stars Game Donation
The coaches committee for the All-Stars Game selected The Settlement Home as the recipient of their big game on April 28.On May 4, a group of Central Texas high school basketball coaches involved in the READ MORE »
President Barack Obama proclaimed May as National Foster Care Month.From a press release from the White House: READ MORE »
SpringFest Recognizes Youth
The 2012 SpringFest recognized 76 high school juniors for their achievements and welcomed them into the Community Youth Council on April 29 at Star Ranch.As part of the Community Youth Council, these teenagers are pledging to volunteer their time at The Settlement Home READ MORE »
Spring is in the air and if you're itching to get organized, now is the time!We want your new and gently used items for our Charity Garage Sale. Our Garage Sale features 21 departments, so odds are we READ MORE »
Lakeway Donation Drive
Join us for our second annual Donation Drive in Lakeway on Saturday, April 14!Start gathering up your items to donate for our Charity Garage Sale. The Lakeway Women in Network, LWIN, along with the READ MORE »
Wanted: Foster & Adoptive Parents
Join us for an upcoming Foster & Adoption orientation.Interested in learning more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent? Join us for a free, no obligation orientation. This orientation provides you READ MORE »
Wet Salon Party
Join us for Wet Salon's 12th Anniversary Party on Saturday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. Entry is a suggested donation of $10; proceeds benefit The Settlement Home.The circus themed event includes aerial READ MORE »
Williamson Campus Nominated
The Williamson Family Campus is nominated for the 2012 Commercial Real Estate Awards, hosted by The Austin Business Journal.
This event recognizes the best and the brightest in the Central Texas READ MORE »
Glitter Jacket Mystery
Check out Sunday's edition of the Austin American-Statesman for the fun story of one man's Charity Garage Sale find that has changed his life and the journey to find its history!Statesman reporter Andrea Ball catches up with Michael Foster to talk about his favorite item, READ MORE »
On the Run
The Run Club took over the streets of Austin on Sunday, February 19, at the Paramount 5k!Settlement Home girls, staff and Junior League of Austin members laced up for the exciting run, which was a part of the Livestrong Austin Marathon. As part of a grant program, Junior READ MORE »
Jingle Bell Run
The Settlement Home Run Club, along with volunteers from the Junior League of Austin, ran in the Jingle Bell Run 5K on Sunday. Despite the chilly temperatures and rainy weather, the runners hit their stride as they cruised through the 5K.Members of the Junior League of Austin meet weekly at The Settlement Home for run workouts and fun bonding through exercise. The Settlement Home READ MORE »
eBay Grant Funds Program
Settlement Club, an organization committed to supporting and fund raising for The Settlement Home for Children, announced today that it has been awarded a $7,000 grant from eBay Foundationsâ€™ employee-volunteer led GIVE Team. Funds will be used to support The Settlement Home Super Stars Club, which provides a motivational outlet and READ MORE »
Get Fit with Us
Get fit and give back to The Settlement Home! Join us for free bootcamps starting this Saturday!EMPOWERED FITNESS LLC presents FREE boot camps!Give back by making a monetary donation or bringing a READ MORE »
In the News
Tune in alert! Our Foster and Adoption program was featured on YNN news.Click here to watch the story on YNN!
We have launched a new Foster and Adoption campaign to find Foster and Adoptive parents for teenagers and sibling groups. Campaign billboards will be READ MORE »
Jingle Bell Rock
Del Castillo, the award-winning hit Latin rock band from Austin, gave a special intimate performance at The Settlement Home for Children on December 11.Children, volunteers, staff and supporters enjoyed the festive music and interaction with the band. The band played a READ MORE »
Thank You to our SponsorsThank you to these 2011 Settlement Home Garage Sale Sponsors! Your support and generosity are truly appreciated! 3MAustin American-StatesmanSara and Dick RathgeberKaren and Paul LeekeEmersonReagan Outdoor READ MORE »
The Great Garage Sale Wrap!
The 36th Annual Settlement Home Charity Garage Sale is now history! And boy, was it a huge success!Thousands of shoppers came out to the Palmer Events Center from Thursday, Nov. 3 to Sunday, Nov. 6. Thousands of items went to new homes all across the city, state, country and globe! Yes, we had shoppers from as far as San Francisco and London! And thousands of dollars were raised for The READ MORE »
The Garage Sale is Here!
This is the BIG week! The 36th Annual Charity Garage Sale is here!The event starts with the Preview Party on Thursday night. There's plenty of shopping to be had on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Admission is $5 on Friday and FREE on the weekend. Free garage parking is available. Friday through Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., is our famous Box READ MORE »
The Event of the Year!
The Charity Garage Sale Preview Party is THE event of the year. Are you going? Tickets are on sale now. Click here to purchase a ticket.
The Preview Party is Thursday, November 3 at Palmer Events Center from 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. A ticket gets you entry to the sale, dinner and tons of fun! Shop for unique items, READ MORE »
It is with a saddened heart that we share the news of the passing of our dear Angel, our office manager. A memorial service will be held for her this Sat., Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. at Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones Dr., Austin.In 25 years with The Settlement Home, Angel has touched the lives of the Club members, staff and most importantly, our children. Her joyful spirit and READ MORE »
Calling all volunteers! We need your help making this year's Charity Garage Sale a success!We need groups and individuals to lend a hand and help us move merchandise to Palmer Events Center (PEC), as well as set up for the Garage Sale.Below is a list of volunteer dates and times.Location: The Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs READ MORE »
Shop 'til You Drop
The place to be on Thursday, Nov. 3 is our Charity Garage Sale Preview Party! Purchase your ticket by clicking here!
The Preview Party is a social, fun evening full of shopping From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Preview Party attendees will have the first chance to buy items, mingle and enjoy dinner. Tickets are $75 each and include dinner from READ MORE »
The Run Club pounded the pavement at the CASA Superhero 5K Run on September 25. There were fast feet and big smiles all around!Run Club girls, staff and volunteers from the Junior League of Austin took part in the run. The Junior League of Austin selected The Settlement Home for a grant for the Run Club, which provides funds and volunteer support for the group.THE CASA 5K was READ MORE »
Give a Gift
Supporting those in need is easier than you think. By simply becoming a Giving for Living
sponsor, you are helping those most in need receive important, basic living items, such as clothing, baby clothes and items, shoes and much more. For just $25, you can make a difference!At the Annual Garage Sale, The Settlement Home for Children helps the Central Texas non-profit READ MORE »
The new Williamson Family Campus officially opened it's doors on September 18. More than 300 people turned out for the dedication and Open House of the new campus, which will house the current Foster Family and Adoption Programs along with the new Independent Living Program.The Independent Living Program includes twelve efficiency apartments where young ladies will live as they learn READ MORE »
Back to School
It's back to school time for the children at The Settlement Home! The back to school transition ran smoothly thanks to the help of the Austin community. Members of the National Charity League donated spirals, notebooks, backpacks and other back to school necessitates. The Northwest Sertoma Club of Austin made a special shopping trip to Office Depot to purchase school supplies for our children. READ MORE »
Donation Drive Brings in the Goods
The first Donation Drive Day was held in Lakeway on August 6. The Lakeway community was out in full force, volunteering and donating items for the Garage Sale. Members of the Lakeway Women in Network (L.W.I.N.) organized and volunteered at the donation drive, which was hosted by Papa Murphy's in Lakeway.Furniture, clothing, toys, collectibles and much more were donated. Volunteers READ MORE »
Foster Love. Foster a Child.
If you've ever thought of opening your heart and your home to a foster child, now is the time! Join us for a Foster Family Recruitment Event on Thursday, September 1, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at For the City Center.
In Texas, each year, over 10,000 boys and girls of all ages enter foster care after being removed from their parents for abuse or neglect. We need foster parents READ MORE »