Galveston Residential Non Profit Homes
Many people are surprised to hear that there are still children’s homes around, and even more surprised to learn that one is right here in our community! Boys & Girls Harbor is one of the oldest Galveston residential children’s homes in the area. We were established in 1947 and have grown significantly over the years. Our purpose is to help children in need lead safe, healthy and stable lives during their transition.
What Types of Children Live at Our Galveston Non Profit Children’s Homes?
Children come to our non profit children’s homes in Galveston TX in one of two ways. Some children are placed voluntary at the Harbor until their family dynamics improve. This does not mean they are giving up custody, and we hope to reunite these children with their families. We turn no child away based on race, ethnicity, background or financial standing.
The second way that children come to our Galveston residential children’s homes is through Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. These children sometimes end up staying longer because they have been removed from their home. The Harbor is proud to be their home, whether they stay for a few months or until they are 18.
What Services are Offered at the Harbor?
One of the most important things to our non profit children’s homes in Galveston TX is that we provide as normal of a life as possible for our children. While it’s crucial that we offer the essentials – food, clothing, shelter – we want to be more than that. We ARE more than that.
Below are some of the services offered to the children who stay at our residential children’s homes in Galveston TX.
- Charter school for children in K-8th grades
- Library, computer lab and tutoring sessions
- School gym
- Baseball field
- Working agricultural farm
- Live-in homes staffed by live-in parents
- Food, shelter and clothing
- Health care and counseling
If you would like to learn more about any aspects of our Galveston residential children’s homes – how to place a child, how to volunteer – please call us today. Let’s make a difference in the lives of children!