“Back in the day,” José* was a fourteen-year-old seeking to become a man in the only way he knew how: caught up in the world of dealing drugs, hanging out with the wrong people, doing the wrong things and getting into trouble. Thankfully, José is no longer “back in the day.
When Maria* came to Amarillo Children’s Home with her two siblings, Jorge* and Olivia*, we had no guarantee of the amount of time we might have with her. Just as with every child that comes to us, we could have years or mere months.
After a time of living on the streets, someone at the Salvation Army connected James to CPS, who found a short-term place for him at Catholic Charities Emergency Youth Shelter.
Ruby was floundering. All of her Family Teachers’ attempts to help her were failing. What do you do with a teen who’s depressed, acts out and refuses to participate in life?
TWO YEARS AGO ON HER 14th BIRTHDAY: She was married off by her family to a man over twice her age. LAST YEAR, ONE MONTH AFTER HER 15th BIRTHDAY: She was brought to us by Child Protective Services, a serious little adult, sweet but solemn and fearful.
Note: Amounts are subject to final audit to be completed in December 2018. When completed, a copy of the Audited Financial Statement will be available on request Amarillo Children’s Home’s business office.
*During FY2018, ACH benefited from market gains on investments. Therefore, they cannot be spent but help provide stability for ACH.
**Foster care contracts require a high level of administrative reporting directly impacting our administrative costs.
*Thank you to all of our donors. Listed above are those who gave greater than $250 during our 2018 fiscal year – July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.*