Maria lives in a low-income area of Dallas and has trouble speaking English so she can't find a steady job. Lara is a single mother who fled an abusive relationship and desperately wants a college degree so she can provide a better life for her sons. Jack has been shuffled through multiple foster homes in his young life and is available for adoption, desperately seeking the stability of a loving, Christian home.

We offer a wide variety of services to children, families and single parents in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with the goal of building the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in life and fulfill their God-given potential.

When you volunteer with Buckner in Dallas, you will meet people like Maria, Lara and Jack. You will minister to them and pray with them. Their stories will leave an eternal impact on your soul. The Buckner ministry is unlike any other.

In Dallas/Fort Worth, 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. We also respond to mothers experiencing an unplanned pregnancy with counseling and support. Call 855-264-8783 for more information about how you can change the life of a child.

Campus homes at Buckner Children's Home

Buckner Children's Home 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.

Buckner Family Pathways

We provide single-parent families the opportunity to live in a safe, secure environment while completing their educational or vocational goals and learning the skills they need to be self-sufficient. Families are provided support through access to affordable housing, financial assistance, counseling, spiritual growth and case management services. 

Want to know more? Call 214-328-3141 for more information.

Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood

Buckner Family Hope Centers are child-centered, family-focused places where families go to find hope, support and empowerment in their community to reach their fullest God-given potential. The key to the Family Hope Center’s success is found in combining effective programs and passionate people to help families that are experiencing poverty, family issues and lack of services.

Our programs seek to engage through family assistance and community events; equip families through education, financial empowerment, child and youth development and spiritual development; elevate families through family coaching, counseling and spiritual enrichment. 

To learn more about the variety of services through this Hope Center, call 214-948-5153.

Buckner Family Hope Center at Bachman Lake

Buckner has identified a three-acre location near Dallas Love Field airport in the Bachman Lake area that will be used for the future Buckner Family Hope Center at Bachman Lake. The new Family Hope Center will include programs that strengthen families through spiritual growth, education, financial empowerment and learned life skills.

Despite the lack of the physical building, programs are already underway with the help of local area churches who have graciously offered their facilities so Buckner can begin its ministry and services in this area of Dallas.

Our programs seek to engage through family assistance and community events; equip families through education, financial empowerment, child and youth development and spiritual development; as well as elevate families through family coaching, counseling and spiritual enrichment.  

To learn more about the variety of services through Buckner Family Hope Center at Bachman Lake, please call 956-432-5960.

Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid

The Center for Humanitarian Aid has a domestic aid and client assistance program that serves children and families in poverty. Basic needs such as food, clothing and other emergency items are provided. Empowerment classes in English as a Second Language, life skills and job readiness are provided to adult clients. The Center for Humanitarian Aid also is the receiving and shipping center for all international needs including diapers, clothing, medicine and Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®.


NextStep is a supervised independent living program for young women transitioning out of foster care or who have been referred by other partner organizations. Participants receive the support they need to meet their educational, career and independent living goals through training, coaching and opportunities for spiritual development. Learn more about NextStep here.

Take your first step today toward helping a vulnerable child or family in Dallas. Visit Volunteer Central to see how you can tranform a life.

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