Arms of Hope is a Christian care organization that assists children and single-mother families in need. With more than 150 years of combined experience of helping children and families, Medina Children’s Home (60 miles northwest of San Antonio) and Boles Children’s Home (60 miles northeast of Dallas) merged in April 2009 to form Arms of Hope. Services are offered through these two residential campuses and Family Outreach Centers in five Texas cities.
The residential child-care programs meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs in a family-like atmosphere where home parents serve as parental figures. Residents range in age from five years to eighteen years and live in cottages with six children.
The College and Career Program provides support and guidance for Arms of Hope high school graduates through college, trade school or into their first job. Participants without stable housing are provided a safe and secure place to call home.
The Together Program helps motivated single mothers and their children transition into successful, independent futures by providing counseling, accountability, parenting skills, career training, and a home in a peaceful and safe environment. The Right Start Program helps expectant single mothers prepare for motherhood by providing shelter and basic needs while teaching parenting skills the skills needed to care for their newborn babies. The Right Start Program serves as an entry point for women coming into the Together Program.
Family Outreach Centers provide physical, emotional, and spiritual assistance to families living in some of the most economically distressed urban areas in Texas. Arms of Hope provides short term, immediate assistance to prevent homelessness, hunger, and disconnected utilities. Arms of Hope also helps families achieve long-term stability by providing counseling, case management services, and family development workshops.
Arms of Hope is transforming the lives of disadvantaged children, youth and families by providing hope and support in a nurturing Christian environment. In 2021, 245 children received care in a residential program and 22 young adults were supported through the College and Career Program. Another 97 single mothers participated in the Together Program and Right Start Program; and 749 adults and 1,344 children received services through one of the Family Outreach Centers.
Visit Arms of Hope at https://armsofhope.org/.