Buckner has served children and families in the Rio Grande Valley community since 1971. We provide innovative programming to support vulnerable children and families living in poverty in the colonias along the Texas/Mexico border. We also help support the community through the Rio Grande Children’s Home and other humanitarian aid projects.
Buckner provides the Mission 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 or call 1-855-264-8783 to learn more about ways you can be a family.
Buckner children are active in the community. They attend public school and participate in many extracurricular activities, including the 4-H program established through the Carruth 4-H Center on campus. An on-campus activities coordinator provides the children with a variety of leisure and recreational activities.
With three cottages, the Rio Grande Children’s Home is available to take care of large sibling groups and small children. Through our home-like atmosphere and Christian commitment, children find the hope and healing they need – and a place to belong.
The Family Hope Center offers case management, social services, education and training, business development and humanitarian aid, addressing the physical, spiritual, medical, emotional and vocational needs of clients.
STAR is located in McAllen and Harlingen, and serves Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, Brooks and Kenedy counties. For more information, call Buckner STAR at 956-630-6285.
(Funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services).
There are missions opportunities for church and community groups. We work in the colonias neighborhoods to rebuild homes and distribute humanitarian aid. Click here to learn more.
Rio Grande Children’s Home
3780 N. Bentsen Palm Dr.
Mission, Texas 78574
Foster care and adoption inquiries: 1-855-264-8783
Buckner Border Ministries
956-584-8626 fax (Colonia program)
Family Hope Center
39614 Mile 7 Road, Ste. 3
Peñitas, Texas 78576
1713 East Tyler, Suite E
Harlingen, Texas 78550
STAR Program (Hidalgo, Camaron and Starr counties)
5425 N. McColl, Suite A
McAllen, Texas 78504