Boys and Girls Harbor has a new name! After 70 years, we’ve changed our name to Today’s Harbor for Children.

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Placement

When a family member approaches Today’s Harbor for Children to place a child here, we strive to meet you with compassion, love and understanding. It takes a strong person to recognize the potential in getting the help your family needs. Whether children stay at Today’s Harbor for Children for several months, or require long-term care over a period of years, the Harbor is their home and we will provide all things they need to be part of the family.

Each child is placed in a loving home on campus. Each cottage can accommodate up to eight children under the supervision of full-time, live-in house parents. The program is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services as a General Residential Operation with the ability to serve up to 88 children.

Education is also a top priority for our children. The younger children in kindergarten through the eighth grade attend The Harbor Academy, the charter school located on campus. We believe it’s incredibly important for our children to have an individualized education that provides stability and comfort right on campus. The Harbor Academy has smaller teacher-student ratios that allow for the attention each child needs.

The older children attend La Porte High School and are encouraged to participate in after school programs and activities. By providing a safe and loving environment, Today’s Harbor for Children is a stop on the child’s journey and can prepare our young people for the path ahead.

The Admission Process

If you are looking to place your child at Today’s Harbor for Children, the admission process includes completing an application form and a personal interview with both the child and their family to understand and assess the child’s needs. You will also need to provide:

  • copies of any school records
  • immunization records
  • birth certificate
  • social security card
  • physical examination done within the last 30 days
  • any additional documents that might be in the best interest of understanding the child’s needs

Click here to fill out the Today’s Harbor for Children Application form

If you are contacting Today’s Harbor for Children from an agency, an interview with the child and staff from the agency and a (CPS) Common Application will be required.

For more information, please contact the Harbor’s Social Service staff at (281) 471-9622, Ext. 101.

For additional information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Read stories from former Today’s Harbor for Children alumni.

Today’s Harbor for Children is not licensed as a Residential Treatment Center to care for children who have serious emotional or behavioral needs that may require a more restrictive environment or medical supervision.