Back-to-school blessings across Texas

Back-to-school blessings across Texas

Starting off a new school year can be scary - especially during a pandemic. Buckner programs banded together across Texas with local businesses and...
Kids' creativity highlighted at Houston Astros game

Kids' creativity highlighted at Houston Astros game

Buckner Family Hope Center kids show off their creativity at Houston Astros game Sunday night.
A disastrous road trip turns into a blessing

A disastrous road trip turns into a blessing

On a typical day, it could take nine hours to drive from Houston to Amarillo, Texas. But for Rose Hurst and her 3-year-old daughter, Callie, the...
Homeless, pregnant and aging out of foster care

Homeless, pregnant and aging out of foster care

Imagine being 14 and facing homelessness. Briana Wright knows what it’s like all too well. ...
Following the call

Following the call

Mindy and Shawn Moore had a calling: Foster children in need. In following that calling, the Moores have been open to every twist in the road ......
Empowered and inspired

Empowered and inspired

Last week, the Buckner Family Hope Center partnered with Comerica to host a virtual women’s conference. Just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day,...
An answered prayer at just 3 weeks old

An answered prayer at just 3 weeks old

Amanda and Jarrett Sappington had two sons, but they “just had this feeling that [their] family needed to be bigger.” ...
Students safely volunteer to pack humanitarian aid for vulnerable families

Students safely volunteer to pack humanitarian aid for vulnerable families

There is simple peace in the quiet hum of labeling boxes, stacking tuna cans and organizing incoming donations at the Buckner Center for Humanitarian...
Support foster children in Buckner campus safe homes across Texas

Support foster children in Buckner campus safe homes across Texas

Buckner campus homes across Texas have been approved to be used by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services as safe homes for foster...
Blue Sunday: A day of prayer

Blue Sunday: A day of prayer

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. To remember those who are victims of abuse and neglect, Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention has marked Sunday,...
Once tutored, now a tutor

Once tutored, now a tutor

While there is no age requirement for having a servant’s heart, it is less common to hear about college students taking time out of their demanding...
Fresh fruit and water from H-E-B Grocery Company will serve 100 local families

Fresh fruit and water from H-E-B Grocery Company will serve 100 local families

H-E-B Grocery Company, which operates H-E-B and Central Market, had excess fresh fruit and water after a canceled event and sent up to 1,200 pounds...
COVID-19 vaccine registration hosted with City of Dallas at Bachman Lake

COVID-19 vaccine registration hosted with City of Dallas at Bachman Lake

The Buckner Family Hope Center at Bachman Lake hosted a free COVID-19 vaccine registration event in partnership with leaders of the City of Dallas. ...
What is family?

What is family?

When you think of family, what do you picture? Perhaps it’s mornings on the porch with your grandma or playing in the backyard with your sister or...
Buckner Family Hope Center at Reed Road transforms an entire family

Buckner Family Hope Center at Reed Road transforms an entire family

Escaping from an unstable and inconsistent life, Krystal and her family found support and community at the Buckner Family Hope Center at Reed Road....
One family who chose to chase freedom from debt

One family who chose to chase freedom from debt

The Garcia family felt suffocated by their debt. Living in a cramped RV and a fourth child on the way, Melissa found resources and hope at the Buckner...
Virtual home build celebrates 10 years of ministry in Rio Grande Valley

Virtual home build celebrates 10 years of ministry in Rio Grande Valley

For the past nine years, teams from the Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas (WMU) have traveled to the Rio Grande Valley to build a home for a family...
Hope after Winter Storm Uri

Hope after Winter Storm Uri

During the week of Feb. 15, temperatures in Texas dropped significantly due to Winter Storm Uri, causing millions to face life with no electricity,...
Single mom finds strength and confidence to chase her dreams

Single mom finds strength and confidence to chase her dreams

Yesenia Nieto is a hard-working single mom of two teenage boys. She craved a way to create a better life for her sons. Buckner Family Pathways in...
COVID-19 vaccination clinics held at all six Buckner senior living communities

COVID-19 vaccination clinics held at all six Buckner senior living communities

In December 2020, Parkway Place and Buckner Villas were the first Buckner senior living communities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Since then, all...
Creating the full home they always dreamed

Creating the full home they always dreamed

When Veronica Esquivel left home at 15, it shaped her in many ways. One of the biggest desires it placed in her heart was to help other children in...
Single dad finds support in new career

Single dad finds support in new career

Kenneth Horn and his four children moved into New Hope Housing in Houston in January 2019. ...
God's perfect timing and purpose during a pandemic

God's perfect timing and purpose during a pandemic

In 20 years of service at Buckner International, Anna Rodriquez knows God's timing is perfect ... even during a pandemic. ...
Volunteering is 'simply a part of life'

Volunteering is 'simply a part of life'

Nelda Turner proves there is a place for everyone to volunteer and use their unique skills to meet the needs of vulnerable children and families. ...
Serving doesn't come with an age requirement

Serving doesn't come with an age requirement

Grace Community Church, in Beaumont, Texas, believes serving begins at any age, and they put those words to action each month. ...
Amarillo couple answers the call to help foster youth in any way they can

Amarillo couple answers the call to help foster youth in any way they can

David and Sydney Rieff simply wanted to help. They felt a tug on their heart to support the foster care system in Amarillo, but they didn’t know...
Accomplishing milestones: Seven Family Pathways graduates celebrated virtually

Accomplishing milestones: Seven Family Pathways graduates celebrated virtually

For seven women of Buckner Family Pathways at Dallas, graduation marked a major milestone for their family. Program directors, graduates, supporters...
Back-to-school backpacks provide comfort at Bachman Lake

Back-to-school backpacks provide comfort at Bachman Lake

Heading back to school doesn’t look quite like we are used to, but that doesn’t mean the need for school supplies has gone away. The Buckner...
Seven EKG graduates celebrate virtually with Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood staff

Seven EKG graduates celebrate virtually with Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood staff

The Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood celebrated their first virtual graduation for seven EKG students. All students are participants in the...
Buckner Counseling Services and The Center for Integrative Counseling and Psychology provides support in the comfort of families' homes

Buckner Counseling Services and The Center for Integrative Counseling and Psychology provides support in the comfort of families' homes

As the orders to stay sheltered at home and to social distance have continued for weeks, the services Buckner offers continue adapting to meet the...
From serving as a volunteer to becoming a foster family

From serving as a volunteer to becoming a foster family

For the Everett family, it is clear that foster care was always a thread woven throughout their lives. But without God’s voice and his timing, they...
'A light to keep going'

'A light to keep going'

Running away from home felt like Mary Romero’s only option. When she found the Buckner Transitional Home for Women in Lima, Peru, she had the...
Single mom found the running start she needed to change her family's life

Single mom found the running start she needed to change her family's life

Juggling a chaotic home life, struggling in school and raising her then 4-year-old son, Chanique Steele prayers were answered when she found Buckner...
Family of four in six months: Single mom adopts three siblings in virtual adoption ceremony

Family of four in six months: Single mom adopts three siblings in virtual adoption ceremony

Bethany, Jeffrey and Avery were home from the minute they came into Jessica Sosa’s home. ...
White House calls for reform of child welfare system with new executive order

White House calls for reform of child welfare system with new executive order

For more than 400,000 children in America’s foster care system, the executive order calling for reform of the child welfare system issued by the...
Buckner Children's Home in Rio Grande Valley awarded Maximus Foundation Grant

Buckner Children's Home in Rio Grande Valley awarded Maximus Foundation Grant

The Buckner Children’s Home in the Rio Grande Valley was recognized for their dedication to family and community development and serving vulnerable...
7-year-old shining hope with handcrafted jewelry

7-year-old shining hope with handcrafted jewelry

Lillian Healey was determined to find a way to help those struggling due to the coronavirus. Just 7 years old, she went to her mother with a plan. ...
Buckner Family Hope Center recognized as ‘Community of Faith and Opportunity’ by USDA

Buckner Family Hope Center recognized as ‘Community of Faith and Opportunity’ by USDA

The Buckner Family Hope Center at Peñitas in the Rio Grande Valley has been designated a Community of Faith and Opportunity by the U.S. Department...
'The hardest joy you'll ever experience'

'The hardest joy you'll ever experience'

Jimmy and Celeste Dickinson have been parents for a long time and embracing the new season of life called empty nesting. But their definition of...
Virtual adoption ends ‘prayerful journey’ for North Texas couple

Virtual adoption ends ‘prayerful journey’ for North Texas couple

The Patterson family's recent virtual court adoption was a joyful ending to a long season of uncertainty and struggle. On April 28, William (8) and...
FC Dallas, Toyota gives free Chick-fil-A lunch to Buckner essential employees

FC Dallas, Toyota gives free Chick-fil-A lunch to Buckner essential employees

On May 7, Buckner’s frontline essential employees, who help care for vulnerable children, received free Chick-fil-A lunches from FC Dallas and...
Single mothers in Family Pathways continue working in health care during the coronavirus crisis

Single mothers in Family Pathways continue working in health care during the coronavirus crisis

For many residents in our Buckner Family Pathways program, the coronavirus pandemic is a new season of life as many of them work in health care. Each...
Foster and adoptive families embracing creativity and quality time while socially distancing

Foster and adoptive families embracing creativity and quality time while socially distancing

Buckner Foster Care and Adoption continues to provide safe and loving homes for vulnerable children, even throughout the crisis of the coronavirus....
Buckner programs serving families all over the world during COVID-19

Buckner programs serving families all over the world during COVID-19

The coronavirus has impacted nearly every continent across the globe and to minimize the effect of COVID-19, millions are sheltering in place. Social...
Longview church volunteers shine hope from a safe distance

Longview church volunteers shine hope from a safe distance

During this unprecedented event of social distancing and sheltering in place, many families are facing unemployment and wondering where their next...
Courts, Buckner use technology to make one girl's adoption possible

Courts, Buckner use technology to make one girl's adoption possible

In the wake of current social distancing measures, connecting digitally has become a priority for many. Today, technology helped complete a forever...
Family Pathways: Community in a time of crisis

Family Pathways: Community in a time of crisis

With the growing threat of the coronavirus, many in the health care industry are facing extreme hours, exhaustion and coming face-to-face with the...
Social distancing during COVID-19: Buckner expands counseling services to offer digital help

Social distancing during COVID-19: Buckner expands counseling services to offer digital help

During a time of uncertainty and isolation, Buckner counseling leaders are providing resources available to support mental health. ...
Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid distributes aid to families in need during the coronavirus crisis

Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid distributes aid to families in need during the coronavirus crisis

Supporting families impacted by the coronavirus isn’t slowing down at the Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid. This week, volunteers began...
Buckner Family Pathways gave single mom safety and security to succeed

Buckner Family Pathways gave single mom safety and security to succeed

College was never considered an option for Rhonda Lee. She aged out of foster care and had to fend for herself. College, she thought, was only for...
Buckner Family Hope Center brings new independence and hope to widow

Buckner Family Hope Center brings new independence and hope to widow

Maria Peña offers her cookies timidly but proudly. The cookies are more than just cookies - represent new beginnings, hope and healing. The road she...
When a single mom chooses faith over fear

When a single mom chooses faith over fear

Taking a leap of faith – twice – changed Allencia Washington’s life. Originally from Houston and struggling to juggle school, work and raising...
Single mom finds hope and transformation at Buckner Family Pathways

Single mom finds hope and transformation at Buckner Family Pathways

Jumping from hotel rooms to friends’ couches, Amber Flores and her two children were living without hope or purpose. Amber was at her wit’s end...
Brinks helps vulnerable children and families through Buckner

Brinks helps vulnerable children and families through Buckner

More and more, businesses are seeing the value in incorporating giving and volunteer opportunities into their employee programs. There are so many...
Wells Fargo builds homes and families in the Rio Grande Valley

Wells Fargo builds homes and families in the Rio Grande Valley

More and more, businesses are seeing the value in incorporating giving and volunteer opportunities into their employee programs. There are so many...
City Credit Union invests in their own community

City Credit Union invests in their own community

More and more, businesses are seeing the value in incorporating giving and volunteer opportunities into their employee programs. There are so many...
Noble Energy helps children succeed in education

Noble Energy helps children succeed in education

More and more, businesses are seeing the value in incorporating giving and volunteer opportunities into their employee programs. There are so many...
Aramark helps build strong families

Aramark helps build strong families

More and more, businesses are seeing the value in incorporating giving and volunteer opportunities into their employee programs. There are so many...
Buckner celebrates Thanksgiving with the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers

Buckner celebrates Thanksgiving with the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers

In celebration of the season of giving, Buckner has enjoyed serving our many local communities. This week, volunteers from around the area spent time...
A new home provides peace of mind

A new home provides peace of mind

For the ninth time, Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas has traveled each fall to build a home for a family in Peñitas, Texas. Over the course of...
Tornado devastates Primera Iglesia Bautista of Dallas

Tornado devastates Primera Iglesia Bautista of Dallas

The historical church, Primera Iglesia Bautista de Dallas, was impacted tremendously by the severe weather that swept through Dallas late October 20....
The foster families of Rio Grande Children’s Home experienced joy, fun and hope at camp this summer

The foster families of Rio Grande Children’s Home experienced joy, fun and hope at camp this summer

Going to camp can be a special experience and families of the Rio Grande Children’s Home had the opportunity this summer to experience camp in...
Faith Focus: The God who remains

Faith Focus: The God who remains

When it comes to my day to day, I can be somewhat of a control freak. I’m not a fan of change and deviating from plans, or being late, has the...

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