Buckner has been serving children and
families in the Amarillo community since 1985
and today provides a number of family,
community and empowerment programs
to help vulnerable children and families including:
Buckner Family Place
Buckner Family Place in Amarillo provides single
parent families the opportunity to live in a safe secure
environment while completing his or her educational
or vocational goals and learn the necessary skills
needed to become self-sufficient. Families are provided
support through the provision of affordable housing,
financial assistance, and case management services
which include referrals to parenting education,
budget training, life skills and individual and group
Buckner Family Place also extends services to
individuals with physical disabilities while the
program participant completes his or her educational
or vocational goals.
All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and
be currently enrolled in an educational or vocational
program. For more information, call 806-373-3422.
Click here to learn more about Family Place Amarillo, and to read the story of one of our graduates.
Bruce Ford Community Center After-School Care
The Bruce Ford Community Center provides students
ages 5-12 from Whittier and Robert E. Lee elementary schools with a safe, structured learning environment
after school. Students participate in character building
and recreational activities, while learning social skills, receiving one-on-one tutoring and mentoring through staff and volunteers.
The Community Center also provides a summer day camp filled with recreation and
enrichment activities in collaboration with other social service agencies, businesses and organizations. All services are provided at a minimal cost to the families.
The Bruce Ford Community Center has been serving children in the 79107 zip code since 1999. For more information, call 806-383-5488.
Foster Care and Adoption
Buckner provides the Amarillo community with training and resources needed to become a family to a child living in the state's custody or to a child available for adoption in Texas or internationally. For more information on ways you can be a family, call 806-373-1474. Learn more at www.beafamily.org/locations-amarillo.shtml. (Funded in part by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services)
How You Can Help:
• Pray: Make a commitment to pray for the children and families of Amarillo.
• Give: Make a donation online to support Amarillo programs or call 214-758-8050 to make a donation by phone.
• Volunteer: Click here to learn how you can get involved!
• Collect Shoes: Host a shoe drive or give a pair of shoes to help vulnerable children in Amarillo and around the world. For more information, visit www.shoesfororphansouls.com.
• Be a Foster or Adoptive Parent: Learn more about becoming a foster parent or adopting domestically through Buckner by calling 806-373-1474. For international adoption,
Buckner Children and Family Services
PO Box 5864
Amarillo, TX 79117
Bruce Ford Community Center
2009 N. Marrs
Amarillo, TX 79107
Buckner Family Place
1615 S. Tyler #19
Amarillo, TX 79102
Buckner Foster Care and Adoption
1422 Tyler Suite 100
Amarillo, TX 79101