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About UsMission: To change the lives of children from families in crisis by loving and nurturing them in a Christian environment, raising them to become self-sustaining and contributing adults.
Vision: That every child has a place to grow up and a sense of being home.
Boys and Girls Country was established in 1971 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable Home. Our children are primarily from the greater Houston area. We are located 35 miles northwest of Houston. Boys and Girls Country has capacity to serve 48 boys and 40 girls, ages 5-18, a total of 88 children at any one time. Not included in this number are 88 others each year who are still a part of our family after they have graduated from high school and gone on to college, trade school, the military, or first jobs. We have been home for over 1,300 children during our history.
Boys and Girls Country provides a warm, loving, family-like Christian atmosphere where children have the opportunity to grow up safe and secure and develop to their full potential. Residents live on campus in cottages with trained houseparents and attend public school. They also participate in outside activities, such as church, band, sports, summer camps, etc.
Boys and Girls Country does not rely on federal or state grants for ongoing support and is not a United Way member agency. We look to caring individuals, businesses, civic groups, churches, and foundations in the community for annual funding and volunteer support. We are committed to serve children who need our Home. No child is turned away because their family does not have money to pay for them.