The Settlement Home for Children

About The Home

Our mission is to promote healing and growth in children, young adults and families by providing a continuum of care, support and resources. We serve individuals who have experienced severe emotional trauma, abuse and neglect.

Programs & Services

The Settlement Home for Children is located on ten acres in north Austin. Our campus is rich in history and provides a tranquil atmosphere for children to heal and grow.

44th Annual Garage & Estate Sale

Save the Date! October 30 – November 3, 2019 at Palmer Events Center.
Have items to donate? Click below to request a pickup.

History of the Settlement Home

“The Settlement Home has a great training program that will give you the rest of the skills you need. You’d also be surprised at how little time it takes to make a big difference in someone’s life, and by touching that life, you will ultimately touch many other lives in the future through them.”

Settlement Home Volunteer


Posted April 16, 2019
We know how much children and young adults benefit from extracurricular activities that challenge them and teach them new things, all while having fun. It is important that our residents have a variety of recreation opportunities throughout the year to...
Posted April 9, 2019
One-on-one mentors create meaningful relationships with our residents that positively impact both the mentor and the child. One indicator of success for children in foster care is having an adult mentor who is there for them after they age out of foster...
Posted April 9, 2019
Posted April 5, 2019
April is Volunteer Month. The Settlement Home for Children (The Home) was founded in 1916 by twelve Austin women who set about helping children in need. The Home was completely volunteer driven until 1936, when we hired our first paid social worker. We...