In Beaumont, our ministries serve vulnerable children, families and seniors with resources and support to protect children, strengthen families, transform generations and serve seniors.
Through Buckner Foster Care and Adoption, the Ledet family had the support to foster and encourage more than 20 vulnerable children. And for Carey Augustin, she opened her home to three teenage sisters as a fictive kin placement after raising her own adult children and gave them a place to call home forever. Murray Anderson and Clement Mohr, both veterans, have experienced the joy of community and activity at Buckner Calder Woods.
Creating a temporary or forever safe home for children in need
Buckner provides the training and resources needed to become a family to a child for a season or forever through domestic foster care or adoption. Children in these programs are most often referred through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services due to experiencing abuse, neglect or abandonment. Call 855-264-8783 for more information about how you can change a child's life.
Providing care to seniors in every stage
You’ll never lack for learning experiences at Calder Woods: Boating trips down the Neches River, swamp tour airboat guides, museum tours, weekly computer classes and frequent outings to the local community theater are just some of the many activities residents enjoy where living and learning is the lifestyle. Visit our community today.
Supporting moms, dads and children
Many of the most formative moments in a child's life happen in their first five years. That's why Buckner provides crucial parent educators for vulnerable families through Buckner HOPES. Through one-on-one sessions, parents learn best practices for raising children, setting the stage for young people to reach their God-given potential. For more information, call 409.200.2739.
The Buckner Family and Youth Success (FAYS) program in Beaumont, formerly known as STAR, serves families with children ages 6 to 17, living in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties.
The Buckner FAYS program is funded through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). Learn more about this free service here or call 409.862.0582.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in four children live without a father in the home. Children with involved dads have greater success in school, are less likely to do drugs and have fewer behavioral problems. Buckner offers the Fatherhood EFFECT program in Jefferson County. This program empowers and educates dads to engage in their children's lives and strengthen their families. Call 409.200.2739 to learn more.
Guiding youth aging out of foster care into adulthood
Our support programs are provided for current and former youth in state foster care. The goal of the aging out program is to provide training, support and guidance to youth graduating from foster care that will enhance their ability to transition into independent living. The program helps clients find jobs, financial assistance, case management, counseling and mentors. For more information, call 409.833.1971 or make an appointment to visit our office.
You can shine hope in Beaumont today. Visit Volunteer Central for ways to get involved and impact the vulnerable children, families and seniors in your community.
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