In the ability to change the lives of children and families.
SJRC Texas, formerly known as St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, cares for children and families who have been affected by trauma, abuse and neglect, and have been removed from their homes by the Department of Family and Protective Services. We are their safe haven and offer help and hope to begin the journey of healing. Our Mission is to offer healing and hope to children and families affected by abuse, abandonment or neglect. Our Vision is that abused and neglected children will be empowered to grow up to be happy, productive and caring adults.
We Believe a Child Can Never Have Too Many People Love Them.
In 2018 there were 63,657 confirmed victims of abuse and neglect in Texas; 6,439 of these victims lived in Bexar County, approximately 423 lived in Comal County. (TDFPS 2018 Annual Report). SJRC Texas cares for close to 100 children of these children each day from the Greater San Antonio and surrounding area.
We Believe in Strong Families.
The programs of SJRC cover a continuum of care to ensure that children placed in our care receive therapeutic treatment along their journey of healing towards a brighter future. We offer emergency placement, therapeutic residential care, community foster care, pregnant and parenting teen services, and adoption- creating forever families for children who desperately need and deserve a loving home and family. We utilize a therapeutic model of care, TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) based on brain research on how trauma effects the developing brain and how to best offer healing from that trauma, giving children the tools to heal from trauma, abuse and neglect.
SJRC MISSION STATEMENT
In central Texas, there are thousands of children who are affected by abuse and its traumatic effects
What Sets Us Apart
- Accredited by the Council on Accreditation
- We keep moms and their babies together
- We provide nearly 29,000 dinners to children and families annually
- We utilize a therapeutic model of care, TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention)
- We keep siblings together
- We care for over 100 children each day
- We have a 100% graduation rate for our high school seniors
OUR CORE VALUES
Treating yourself and others with kindness, compassion and understanding despite differences.
Holding ourselves to high moral and ethical standars.
A dedication to the success of the organization and to each other.
Creating an uplifting environment that provides laughter, optimism and hope.
Service through faith and compassion.
As the industry leaders we are creating positive results, a safe environment, and healing our children..