Texas Baptist Children's Home FAQs
Family Care Questions
We provide child care during the group and individual counseling. The mother is responsible for enlisting child care for workdays or while in school. This encourages a mother in her future independence.
Family Care is not an emergency shelter. It is not designed to provide short-term, temporary relief from bad situations; it is focused on providing for the long-term emotional, physical and financial health of the mothers and children in care. The average length of stay is about 18 months, although some mothers may stay for longer periods of time.
Family Care offers referral information to community resources that can help meet current family concerns. Family Care staff will pray with you about your current concerns.
Family Care staff provides weekday transportation within the Round Rock area for work and health-related activities. Occasionally, cars are donated for Family Care clients, who have an opportunity to purchase the vehicles at very favorable terms.
Family Care is not a maternity program. If you are expecting another child, have your present child/children in legal custody, and can manage basic household needs and childcare during and after delivery and dismissal from the hospital, we can work with you.
The purpose of Family Care is to make long-term changes for the good of the family. All mothers in residence are required to be working, or attending school, or both.
Family Care mothers pay a small monthly fee, although no one is turned away based on inability to pay. They are required to save a large percentage of their income from jobs or other resources to encourage financial stability and good money management.
The Aftercare Program assures a continuing relationship with the moms and children who have completed the Family Care Program. Services may include access to the commissary, visits to the Boutique, individual counseling, budgeting and limited financial assistance. Family Care also offers case management and budgeting services to former clients.
The importance of the relationships depends primarily on the family’s individual needs and continued efforts to maintain independence. In effect, the Family Care Program becomes extended family and a place to turn during times of need.