The people we serve in Beaumont have a face and they have a name. They have a story. When you partner with Buckner, you will learn their names and stories. You will pray for them long after you talked to them. They will leave an indelible mark on your soul.
You'll meet people like Mary, a recent foster care graduate who feels lost and hopeless without the support of a family. Or George, a 6-year-old still in foster care, patiently waiting to be adopted by a loving, Christian couple. Or Claudia, a recently widowed elder looking for a vibrant place to live that will keep her mind, body and spirit flourishing.
We offer a wide variety of services to children, families and seniors in the greater Beaumont area with the goal of building the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in life and fulfil their God-given potential.
When you volunteer with Buckner in Beaumont, you will meet people like Mary, George and Claudia. You will minister to them and pray with them. The Buckner ministry is unlike any other.
In Beaumont, we provide:
Foster care and adoption
Buckner provides the training and resources needed to become a family to a child for a season through foster care or a forever family through domestic or intercountry 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.
Campus foster homes at Buckner Children's Village
Buckner Children's Village provides campus foster homes for children. Foster families live in Buckner-owned cottages, providing a consistent home environment for children who are in the state's custody and may have been abused, neglected or abandoned.
Senior living at Calder Woods
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. In addition to learning new things, residents stay healthy by using the well-equipped exercise room and enjoying a healthy, delicious meal in the first-class dining room. Walking paths, a beautifully landscaped lawn and a caring, professional staff combine to give you the lifestyle you deserve in Southeast Texas.
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 Project 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.
Our transition programs are provided for current and former youth in state foster care. The goal of the 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.
Services to At-Risk Youth (STAR) provides short-term counseling and support services to children and youth ages 0-17 who are experiencing significant family conflict, which may include problems at school, sibling violence, runaway behavior, juvenile delinquency or truancy. The goals of the STAR program are to strengthen the family by reducing risk, preventing runaway and delinquent behavior, and stabilizing the child’s situation. The STAR program is funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. For more information, call 409-861-0582.
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.
What is Fatherhood EFFECT? Fatherhood EFFECT is a program that empowers and educates dads so they intentionally engage in their children’s lives and help strengthen their families. Fatherhood EFFECT supports the belief that fathers play a critical role in the development, growth and self-confidence in their children. Buckner offers a blend of 24/7 Dad® and Parents as Teachers® curriculum for fathers (biological, stepparent, adoptive, grandparent, guardian) of a child 17 or younger. Call 409-200-2739 to learn more.
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