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.
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 1-855-264-8783 or visit www.beafamily.org. (Funded in part by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services)
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 supported through affordable housing, financial assistance, and case management services which include referrals to parenting education, budget training, life skills and individual and group counseling. 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.
The Bruce Ford Transition Center provides a one-stop shop for teenagers and young adults aging out of the foster care system. The center provides access to services including tutoring, GED preparation and aid with technical schools or colleges. In addition, the center helps to find employment, financial assistance, case management, counseling and mentor connections. For more information, call 806-383-5488.
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How You Can Help
You can join us in improving the lives of hurting children and their families in Amarillo. Your support is critical to their success.
- Pray. Make a commitment to pray for the children and families of Amarillo.
- Donate. Contact Denese Thetford, gift officer for Amarillo and Lubbock, with any questions you may have about financially supporting our Amarillo programs.
- Volunteer. Find a place to plug in at Volunteer Central.
- Collect shoes. Host a shoe drive in Amarillo to benefit children in need in the U.S. and around the world. Learn more at shoesfororphansouls.org.
- Be a foster or adoptive parent. Learn more about becoming a foster parent or adopting through Buckner at beafamily.org.
Buckner Children and Family Services
PO Box 5864
Amarillo, TX 79117
Foster care and adoption inquiries: 1-855-264-8783
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
806-559-2223 (on-call cell phone)