Making a difference one child at a time.
Homebase Orphan Care is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization established to provide love and support for children in need. The primary focus is to assist children in the foster system. Our goal is to make a difference one child at a time.
Partner in Prevention
The best way to rescue a child out of foster care is to prevent them from entering the system. The DFPS investigates over 280,000 reports of abuse and neglect every year. Over 66,000 cases are confirmed resulting in the child being removed from the home to be placed with other family members or foster care.
Giving to Make a Difference
Your generous gift allows Homebase Orphan Care to make a difference one child at a time.
Homebase Orphan Care operates to provide love and support for children in need by serving as a Partner in Prevention for the Department of Family Protective Services, providing ongoing support for children entering foster care, providing guidance and assistance for families in the adoption process, and assisting young people aging out of the system in successfully transitioning to emancipation…
Aging Out / Emancipation
The state of Texas anticipates the children leaving foster care to be incarcerated. Under certain circumstances, young people can stay in foster care until they are twenty-one, but many will be emancipated at eighteen and others will seek emancipation as young as sixteen.
Homebase partners with other organizations providing job skills and seeks to establish its own job skills training and mentoring programs for young people leaving foster care.
When children enter foster care, they carry all of their possessions in a garbage bag from one foster home to the next. Homebase provides duffle bags for these children to allow them to know they are loved and not forgotten. An average of over 20,000 children a year enter foster care in Texas alone. Our ultimate goal is to provide a Blue Bag for every child entering foster care.
Homebase receives multiple requests from the DFPS for Bunk Beds nearly every day. CPS guidelines require bedding for each child. The Bunk Beds we provide meet these guidelines allowing the children to stay with their family.
A set of Bunk Beds complete with mattresses, pillows and bedding can be provided for $350. A Bunk Bed is a much better investment than a prison bed. The Texas Department of Corrections considers the number of children aging out of foster care when determining how many prison beds to purchase for the following year. They anticipate moving the children from one state funded system to the next. Over 70% of those incarcerated in Texas prisons spent time in foster care.
We have helped
Homebase Orphan Care has been active in helping children in need since 2017. Our outreach started by supplying Blue Bags for children entering foster care in Cooke County, TX with the help of co-workers and friends. As of December 31, 2020, we have helped over 6,500 children in need by providing Blue Bags for children entering foster care, meeting various needs to prevent children from being removed from their homes and assisting with adoption expenses.
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We exist to Make a Difference One Child at a Time.