Hendrick Home for Children

Hendrick Home for Children (HHC) in Abilene, Texas, offers services for children and single-parent families who need a jump start in their lives. We believe in second (and more) chances.

HHC was established in 1939 by Tom and Ida Hendrick with the vision to help children and families. Today the HHC campus sits on 52 acres in Abilene, Texas, and has served hundreds of children and families.


Hendrick Home provides three types of services: Basic Care, After Care, and Family Care.

The Basic Care program provides a safe place for a school-aged child in need of a residential approach for making positive changes. HHC provides housing, clothing, medical, dental, educational and emotional support until age 18 in a caring Christian environment.

The children come from all socio-economic backgrounds. The children live on campus in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment designed to facilitate a healthy, normative childhood. HHC cares for children at no cost to their families. The professional team at HHC is committed to working with children’s families to provide a collaborative partnership in the best interest of the children.

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After Care is a program designed to continue emotional, financial and relational support for young adults while helping them transition to independent living. Youth who turn 18 years old while in Basic Care and complete high school, are eligible for the After Care program at HHC.
The purpose of After Care is to help ensure that HHC graduates are economically self-sufficient and are able to provide an appropriate standard of living for themselves while they pursue higher education.

The Family Care program serves single parents and their children as they work to achieve financial, emotional, educational and spiritual stability. We assist parents by providing housing, utilities, food, counseling and an opportunity to further their educational goals.

All children beginning at the age of four can participate in equine therapy. HHC utilizes the EAGALA (Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association) model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. This groundwork-based experiential modality employs a team approach, pairing a licensed, EAGALA-certified mental health clinician with an EAGALA-certified Equine Assistant to provide clients the latitude to discover, learn, and grow from the horse-human relationship. From exercises in free observation to partnering directly with horses to accomplish prescribed tasks, the EAGALA model allows clients an opportunity to reimagine problems and find solutions leading to a more fulfilling life.

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Visit Hendrick Home for Children at https://www.hendrickhome.org/.