You were born with the ability to change someone’s life. Don’t Waste it
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 in the Wisdom of Mothers.
In central Texas, there are thousands of children who are affected by abuse and its traumatic effects. In 2016, there were 66,721 cases of child abuse and neglect in Texas; 4,550 of these victims lived in Bexar County, and 420 were from Comal County. Many of these children have witnessed family violence, drug abuse and its effects on the family, have been abused and neglected, wondered where their next meal will come from, and wanted love and affection. There are many stories within the media of child abuse and neglect; unfortunately, it was the reality and daily lives for the children now within our care.
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 close to 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 throught faith and compassion.
As the industry leaders we are creating positive results, a safe environment, and healing our children..