About Boys & Girls Harbor
Serving the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, Boys & Girls Harbor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit residental community that welcomes children in need regardless of race, creed, color or financial status. Harbor facilities are licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
Not surprisingly, the perspectives of the children served by Boys & Girls Harbor are varied. Some have known nothing but abuse, others nothing but neglect or abandonment. Boys & Girls Harbor programs and supports are designed to help children and youth from any situation or background, and let them experience the life they deserve – one filled with love and care not hurt and anger.
The true essence of life at the Harbor is children living in a family-style environment with house parents. This sense of security results in positive behavior. This family life also provides the campus with a strong sense of community.
Touching Children's Lives: Summary of Children Currently Being Served
The average age of a child living at the Harbor is 10 to 12 years, with approximately 50% boys and 50% girls. The average length of stay is two to three years; however, some children may spend their entire childhood at the Harbor. Each year the Harbor provides residential care for over 100 children. Since its inception, thousands of children have called the Harbor their home.
The Mission of Boys & Girls Harbor
The Misson of Boys & Girls Harbor is to provide healthy, comprehensive residential care for children and families in crisis. For children who are experiencing family hardship, neglect, abandonment or abuse, the Harbor provides a family environment in a home setting.
Through its programs, the Harbor strives to help children learn to overcome self-destructive patterns, break cycles of abuse, develop social skills, learn responsibility, and work towards becoming healthy, happy, and productive members of society.
Est. 1947: The Harbor's History
Founded in 1947, Boys & Girls Harbor has long served as a refuge for children ages 5 to 18, in crisis due to neglect, abandonment, abuse or family hardship. The Harbor welcomes children in need regardless of race, creed, color or financial status, offering them a safe, loving, family environment. Since opening its doors, the Harbor has helped thousands of children realize their dreams and reach their full potential. With your help, we can continue to eliminate the tears, fade the emotional scars, and stop disruptive and destructive family patterns for generations to come. Together, we are “shaping children’s tomorrows”.