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Shelter Spotlight

By |2022-05-03T18:47:51+00:00May 3, 2022|Shelter Spotlight, TXGBR News, Uncategorized|

Several weeks ago we received a food donation from a local church.  It came in a big file box with all the fixings for a tasty feast! The meal was delicious, but one of our kiddos was very fascinated with that file box. He said “That is a beautiful box!” He wanted to keep it and turn it into something new. He held on to that box and played with it for several days. It was quite comical how attached and enamored he was with the box. But it really got me thinking. Our kiddos find such joy in the [...]

Campus Corner

By |2022-05-03T18:48:07+00:00May 3, 2022|Campus Corner, Events, Involvement, TXGBR News|

The house parents and kids have begun dreaming and making plans for this summer. It is an especially exciting time this year with the promise of activities WITHOUT COVID restrictions. Many of our kids have never been on a true vacation where they take in cultural activities, try regional foods and/or see variations in landscape other than that of West Texas. Some of them may have never been able to ask, “Are we there yet?” But with your help, we can make it happen. Summer will be here before we know it and we want to thank you for helping [...]

Donor Appreciation

By |2022-02-25T21:19:54+00:00February 25, 2022|Donor Appreciation, TXGBR News|

It is such a blessing to be able to do what I love for a living. Asking you, our friends and donors for the funds necessary to fulfill our mission is easy. But sometimes I get so focused on the WHAT ($$$$$) that I can lose sight of the WHY. What is the WHY? It is the three siblings who are so happy to be together in one foster family after being split up for months, but who now face separation again if we can’t find an adoptive family who will take all three. It’s the teen girl who has [...]

Shelter Spotlight

By |2022-01-20T20:32:58+00:00January 20, 2022|Donor Appreciation, Involvement, Shelter Spotlight, TXGBR News|

Our community never ceases to amaze me with their outpouring of support for our kiddos! The 2021 holiday season was filled with the usual chaos, but we also received many new kiddos towards the Christmas holidays. Having to leave your home and all you know, especially around Christmas, can be so difficult and scary. One of our newest kids said it best the morning after she arrived, “I finally feel safe.” Our community stepped up to make sure we not only have a place for these kiddos to feel safe, but that we were able to celebrate the season with [...]

Campus Corner

By |2022-01-25T17:35:48+00:00January 20, 2022|Campus Corner, Involvement, TXGBR News|

Goodbyes have been said to 2021 and another new year begins! In the cottages many other goodbyes were also said to kids who returned home to parents or went to adoptive placements. While it was sad to say goodbye, we are excited for new beginnings for those families. For houseparents and staff, goodbyes are bittersweet, and clearly take their toll on our hearts. However, this is the work to which we are committed – to care for children for the season that the Lord entrusts them to us. Now as the new year begins, we will welcome new faces, new [...]

Foster Focus

By |2021-10-12T23:59:13+00:00October 12, 2021|Foster Focus, TXGBR News|

The Foster Care and Adoption program at Texas Girls & Boys Ranch is growing and flourishing!  At this time, we have more families than we have ever had before. More and more people are becoming aware of the variety of services that we offer and we are helping more kids than ever! Couples are being referred to us by their friends or from our current foster parents.  Folks looking to foster or adopt a precious child also like that we are a faith-based agency and we share values similar to theirs. We take children from birth to 17 years [...]

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Campus Corner

By |2021-10-12T23:49:29+00:00October 12, 2021|Campus Corner, TXGBR News|

Football, homecoming, parades, and harvest festivals. Fall is a wonderful time of year at Texas Girls & Boys Ranch. Rarely are the weekends without activity or events for the kids. The fun-filled weekends of the Fall season are part of what helps our kids find the joy that they couldn’t find before the ranch. Too often, the children entrusted to us have worried for too long about grown-up things: where they are going to spend the night, what is available to eat, and\or if they are safe. But, sit with them in the stands at a football game, help [...]

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Shelter Spotlight

By |2022-01-20T20:00:15+00:00October 12, 2021|Shelter Spotlight, TXGBR News|

This year at the Shelter, we have begun to see more repeat residents due to things like foster homes closing or facilities shutting down across the state. Our state is experiencing a bed shortage for children in foster care of all ages. While walking through our Shelter, I saw two old suitcases sitting at the bottom of the stairs. Seeing those particular suitcases caused a wave of grief to wash over me. I knew these girls were coming back to the shelter, I had accepted the placement request. But there those suitcases were. One black, probably from the ’90s. [...]

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Campus Corner

By |2022-01-20T19:59:36+00:00August 18, 2021|Campus Corner, Involvement, TXGBR News|

At Texas Girls & Boys Ranch we have 4 Cottages plus an Emergency Children’s Shelter where the children live with two houseparents and any children the houseparents may have of their own. Many times that can amount to up to 10 people in the house! As you might imagine, shopping for a house of 10 hungry mouths can be quite the task. To make the shopping process easier, TXGBR has a commissary from which house parents can order all groceries. The process is simplified by a single order form turned into our commissary staff, Lacy, on a weekly basis. [...]

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Spiritual Development

By |2022-01-20T20:03:23+00:00August 18, 2021|Events, Spiritual Development, TXGBR News|

It is always amazing to watch a child face challenges and overcome them. Over the past school year, two of our girls at Texas Girls & Boys Ranch have done exactly that. Arriving both prepared and early to tutoring almost every day, these two girls made the most of the time they had with our tutoring volunteers. In spite of the deficits they had beginning the semester, they set their minds to completing each assignment to the best of their ability. And through the ebb and flow of tears and laughter, these girls never let the challenge of school [...]

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