Our Guiding Principles & Mission

The Children’s Center, Inc. is engaged in changing and saving lives through rescue, nurture and empowerment of children, youth and families in a quality continuum of caring that facilitates achievement of satisfying living opportunities. The organization provides Trauma Informed Care, utilizing principles of The Sanctuary Model and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, along with principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, Positive Youth Development and Harm Reduction Practices.

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.

Cash Donations

We serve children and families in the Coastal Bend, Golden Triangle, Houston-Galveston, and in the Rio Grande valley Regions, and we can only do so through the generous donations of people like you.

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 4 Regions and 24 Counties

While our mission started out in Galveston, over the years we have expanded our mission to serve the needs of 4 regions in Texas, including the Coastal Bend, Golden Triangle, Houston-Galveston, Victoria/Golden Cresent and in the Rio Grande Valley Regions 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.

The Children’s Center, Inc. is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to The Children’s Center, Inc. are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The Children’s Center’s, Inc. tax identification number is 76-0074326.