Julia is a single mom of three children who grew up surrounded by drugs and alcohol. After her own stint in rehab, she's now trying to create a better life for herself and her children by getting a college education. John was in foster care for 13 years and is now out on his own with very little support. He needs to know how to apply for college and jobs. Alice is 5 and has been in foster care since she was 6 months old. She's available for adoption and desperately needs a loving, Christian family to help her succeed in life.
We offer a wide variety of services to children, families and single parents in Lubbock 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 Lubbock, you will meet people like Julia, John and Alice. 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 Lubbock, 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 806-795-7151 for more information.
Campus foster 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. To learn more about this life-changing ministry, call 806-799-0990.
Buckner Family Hope Center®
The Family Hope Center is a child-centered, family-focused place where families go to find hope, support and empowerment in their community to reach their fullest God-given potential. The key to the success of the Family Hope Center 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 this ministry, call 806-799-0990.
Foster Youth Aging Out Services
Our support programs are provided for current and former youth in state foster care, ages 16-21. 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 mentor connections. If you'd like to know more inforation about Buckner transition programs, call 806-503-8009.
Volunteers play a crucial role in ministering to vulnerable children and families through Buckner in Lubbock. Will you make a difference today? Visit Volunteer Central to see how.
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