Our Guiding Principles & Mission

We believe we can improve the lives and outcomes of at-risk children in our community by providing a quality continuum of care that facilitates and supports independent living opportunities for the children, youth, and families we serve. The mission of The Children’s Center, Inc. is to rescue, nurture and empower children, youth and families utilizing a quality continuum of caring to facilitate independence and quality of life.

Your Tax-Deductible Donations Can Put an End to Childhood Suffering
Volunteers & Interns

Your time and effort matters to our children and makes our organization stronger. Volunteers carry out our humanitarian mission to bring safety and comfort to at-risk children. The difference is you.

Adoptive Parents

Some of our children have the greatest need of all, for a loving family to open their hearts and home and become their forever family. If that is you, please contact us.

Cash Donations

We serve children and families in the Greater Galveston - Houston areas, and we can only do so through the generous donations of people like you.

Foster Families

So many of our children have an urgent need for immediate foster placement while they are transitioning out of emergency situations. This is one of our most important volunteer roles within the organization.

In-Kind Gifts

We have a wish-list of items that our children and families have a consistent need for. A great way to help our organization is to supply these items as an in-kind gift.

Host Families

Host Families are very special people who open their homes to migrant children without parents, and give them stability and guidance. Please contact us to find out how to become a host family.

Our Stories

[Disclaimer Clause] Names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy and safety of children, youth and families served.

Safe Places Needed in 13 Counties

While our mission started out in Galveston, over the years we have expanded our mission to serve the needs of 13 counties in Texas, including the Greater Houston and Galveston areas that are in need. We are looking for businesses in those areas that can offer a safe space to children and families that have reached out to our hotline. While we act on calls immediately, it may take a few hours for our staff to get there. These businesses provide a vital service by offering a safe harbor for children which offers us time to arrive and offer a more permanent solution.

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Individual Donors

We could not operate in the capacity we do without your generous donation. Thank you for giving hope, and for helping thousands of children, youth, and families rebuild their lives after trauma.

Corporate Donors

We are actively seeking corporate donors of charitable gifts to further our mission. If you would like to sit down with us and discuss how your organization can help please get in touch.


Volunteers are the most vital and needed part of our organization. No matter your circumstances, if you have a little extra time, there is no better use for it than to benefit children, youth, and families who need you.