Amid a lot of excitement and anticipation, construction began Monday on the new Buckner Family Hope Center in the Dallas community of Bachman Lake. Though the Family Hope Center has been providing services to families and children in the area for more than two years, the new building, located just north of Love Field will help increase the services provided and allow for a greater reach into the community where 96 percent of their students are economically disadvantaged.
This tract of land is the first property purchased in Dallas by Buckner to serve children and families since 1880, when founder R.C. Buckner purchased land in East Dallas for the original orphans home and is still being used today to serve children and families.
“While many people think of Buckner as the place where children go to live, we want to be known as an organization that helps children stay where they belong – with their own families, safe and protected,” said Buckner President and CEO Albert Reyes. “This new Buckner Family Hope Center at Bachman Lake will be a beacon of opportunity; a place where hope is seen and where dreams become a reality.”
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