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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 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...
Posted January 7, 2019
Lillian Kilventon is a volunteer at Scarbrough cottage. Lillian heard about The Settlement Home from her mother and also through Settlement Club member Ann Brown. She was looking for an opportunity to give of her time and make a difference. Lillian has...