When Bryan got his first “big boy buzz” haircut, he was accompanied by his two dads—his dad and his Support Dad. The happy occasion is just one of many Bryan has shared with two families that love him dearly and make sure that all his needs are met.Read More...
Children need families to love them, provide for their needs, keep them safe and guide their growth. Children need the love and sense of belonging uniquely offered by family life.
Some families have not been able to get critical supports or services to raise their children with disabilities. Their children may have significant and complex mental and/or physical disabilities or health conditions. Parents may need to provide care that is constant and complicated on top of the other responsibilities of family life. Unfortunately, sometimes these circumstances have led families to place their children in facilities.
EveryChild creates new possibilities for children with disabilities and families. We have helped hundreds of children leave institutions to return to loving families. They may return to their own home with all the supports they need to be safe and healthy. Or, they may find a home with a Support Family that partners with their family to provide all the love, care, and support that every child deserves and needs.
We can help your family.
Number of children EveryChild has helped move or be diverted from institutions to families.
Percent of children EveryChild helped return home.
Percent of children EveryChild helped move to a Support Family.
Overall decrease in number of children with disabilities in large Texas institutions since 2002.
Every child needs a family, and there is a family for every child.