Buckner began its operations in Dallas, Texas in 1879 when founder R.C. Buckner established the Buckner Orphans Home (now Buckner Children’s Home) to care for children orphaned by poverty and war. Today, Buckner provides a variety of services to help vulnerable children, families, single parents and families.

Programs Overview

dfw-adoptionBuckner provides the North Texas 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. Visit www.beafamily.org to learn more.

Buckner Children’s Home provides foster group care for children in six foster homes on campus. Foster families live in Buckner-owned cottages, allowing sibling groups to remain together and providing a consistent home environment for children who are in the state’s custody and have been abused, neglected or abandoned.

dfw-pathwaysBuckner Family Pathways in Dallas provides single-parent families the opportunity to live in a safe, secure environment while the parent completes his or her educational or vocational goals and learns the necessary skills needed to become self-sufficient. Families are supported 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 counseling.

dfw-fhcThe Wynnewood Family Hope Center focuses on improving the lives of individuals and families in communities that experience moderate to extreme poverty by providing a holistic ministry approach.

The Family Hope Center is built around current Buckner community programs and develops alliances with other community agencies. The Hope Center also offers family case management; Jobs for Life, a curriculum that teaches timeless job readiness principles concerning work and the ways those principles are applied in the marketplace; an afterschool program and much more.

dfw-warehouse3The Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid is the international receiving and shipping center for all international needs, including diapers, clothing, medicine and Shoes for Orphan Souls®. It also houses the domestic aid and client assistance program, which services children and families in poverty. Basic needs such as food, clothing and other emergency needs are provided at this location. Empowerment classes in English as a Second Language, life skills and job readiness are provided to adult clients.

dfw-crisisreliefBuckner community ministries serve inner-city, low-income children and families in various DFW locations through an after-school program, food pantry, counseling services, GED/ESL classes, job readiness training, senior citizen activities, spiritual enrichment and much more. Other services include preschool, summer programs for children ages 6-13, empowerment and parenting classes for adults, community events and activities. Partial funding provided by the Texas Department of Agriculture for CACFP At-Risk Snack Program.
Buckner Retirement Village currently provides senior independent living housing on their beautifully wooded campus. Built in 1954, with additional residences added over the years, it definitely offers more variety in housing options than most communities.

Find more details at www.bucknerretirement.org.

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Get Involved in Dallas/Fort Worth

You can join us in improving the lives of hurting children and their families in North Texas. Your support is critical to their success.

  • Pray. Make a commitment to pray for the children and families of Dallas/Fort Worth.
  • Donate. Your financial support will help us provide safe homes to children, help families rise out of poverty, provide crisis relief and much more.
  • Volunteer. Visit our online volunteer opportunity listings online at Volunteer Central.
  • Collect shoes. Host a shoe drive in North Texas 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.

For inquiries concerning a specific Dallas/Fort Worth ministry, please refer to the contact information below.

Contact Us

Buckner International – Corporate Office
700 N. Pearl St. Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75201

Buckner Children’s Home
5200 S. Buckner Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75227

Buckner Adoption and Maternity Services
5200 S. Buckner Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75227

Buckner Family Pathways
5200 S. Buckner Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75227

Buckner Missions
5405 Shoe Drive
Mesquite, TX 75149

Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid
5405 Shoe Drive
Mesquite, TX 75149

Simari Ridge Community Resource Center

Wynnewood Community Services Center

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