Buckner has been caring for vulnerable children, families and senior adults in East Texas since 1992. A wide variety of services are offered to the community.

Buckner in Longview is expanding. Click here to learn more. 

Programs Overview

etx-adoptionBuckner provides families in Northeast Texas with training and resources needed to become a foster family to a child living in the state’s custody or to adopt an available child in the United States or internationally. Learn more at www.beafamily.org or call toll-free at 1-855-264-8783. (Funded in part by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services)

etx-feedingThe Longview 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; and parenting education training.

etx-brsSurrounded by tall pines in the heart of Longview, Buckner Westminster Place provides superior choices and exceptional amenities to meet the needs of senior adults.

As one of the first communities in Texas to offer the revolutionary Green House® program, Westminster Place provides a continuum of care which includes independent living, assisted living, and advanced memory care at The Harbor.

Learn more at www.bucknerwestminster.org.


The Buckner Mission Center meets the needs of low-income families by providing basic resources, including clothing, diapers and other aid, and connecting families with other community resources for assistance. Items collected and distributed at the Mission Center include: clothing, baby items, diapers, baby wipes and hygiene supplies.

etx-ninosNiños de Promesa is an affordable preschool for low-income families living near First Baptist Church of Tyler, offering children the opportunity to learn English in preparation for elementary school. For more information, visit www.ninosdepromesa.org or contact Astilma Vargas at 903-595-1021, ext. 133.


Latest News from in East Texas


‘Tis the season for volunteering! Find your place to serve with us.

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Becoming a family

November was National Adoption Month, and Buckner International celebrated as 45 children embraced their forever families through the ministry. In…

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Upcoming foster care and adoption interest meetings

Throughout National Adoption Month on www.buckner.org, you've seen devotional thoughts from the hearts of Buckner adoptive families, a first-person…

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When God laughs

By Toni McDonald Foster care has taught us that God laughs when man tries to make his own plans. We thought we’d be one of those families who…

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Get Involved in East Texas

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

  • Pray. Make a commitment to pray for the children and families of Longview and Tyler.
  • Donate. Your financial support will help us continue to provide hope for vulnerable children, families and elders.
  • Volunteer. Find your place to serve in Longview or Tyler by browsing our volunteer opportunities here.
  • Collect shoes. Host a shoe drive in Longview or Tyler 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.

Contact Us

Buckner Children and Family Services
110 E. Cotton St.
Longview, TX 75601
Foster care and adoption inquiries: 1-855-264-8783

Mission Center

Buckner Westminster Place
2201 Horseshoe Lane
Longview, TX 75605

Niños de Promesa
301 West Ferguson
Tyler, Texas 75702
903-595-1021, ext 133