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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 charity whose mission is to change the lives of children from families in crisis by loving and nurturing them in a Christian home environment, raising them to become self-sustaining and contributing adults. Children are from the greater Houston area, which include 11 counties. Located 35 miles northwest of Houston, Boys and Girls Country has capacity to serve 48 boys and 40 girls, ages 5-18, for a total of 88 children at any one time. Residents live on campus in cottages with trained Teaching Parents and attend public school (Waller ISD). The College and Career Program works with 20 resident students who have graduated from high school, although this number varies since participation is based on performance. These students plan to earn a college degree or trade school certificate; enter the military or work at their first job. Boys and Girls Country does not rely on federal or state grants for ongoing support and is not a United Way member agency. Contributions come from caring individuals, businesses, civic groups, churches, and foundations. No child is ever turned away because of their families' economic status.