About Helping Hand Home for Children
For 116 years, Helping Hand Home for Children has provided a place to heal for abused, neglected and abandoned children. The Home provides residential treatment services, foster care, adoption services, and a charter school for emotionally disturbed children and advocates for greater public support of early prevention, intervention, and treatment.
The Home is the oldest continuously operating residential childcare agency in Travis County, a priceless resource kept strong and viable through community support. Their mission is to maintain a therapeutic home for children and to restore each child to a healthy family setting. Their goal is for the children to take responsibility for their own actions, leave with a sense of worth, improve their academic skills and gain an increased sense of trust.
The Home residential treatment component has been designed specifically for children between the ages of four and thirteen who have experienced severe physical, sexual, and emotional trauma. One of only a few treatment centers in the United States dedicated to serving young children; their therapeutic milieu has been crafted to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children who have experienced the darker side of childhood.
Recognition: Miriam Raviv