Birthday party at Girls Home.

Concho Valley Home for Girls

 

Since 1973, the Home has offered girls from troubled

homes an opportunity to overcome the hurts of the

past and prepare for a better future. Our program

provides a home-like atmosphere, with regular  family

activities, holiday celebrations, and so on.  The girls go

to public schools and attend the church of their choice.

 

Most of our residents are 14 or older.  This means that they will “age out” of foster care and begin life on their own in four years or less.  Our program therefore is therefore focused on helping them become “Connected by 25”—gaining the skills they will need to succeed as adults.  We encourage residents to form relationships with others through participation in community events as well as at church and school.  We stress the importance of education. When school is not in session, most residents have the opportunity to have a part-time job, thus getting valuable work experience and gaining some financial literacy.  Each girl has regularly assigned household chores that help her understand what tasks are involved in having a household of your own. We applaud our girls’ accomplishments; when they fail, we try to help them figure out how to get a better result next time.

CONTACTS: Kelli (Girls Home program mgr) 325-653-8263; kelli@conchokids.org

CVHG/CES Exec. Dir. Sammye 325-655-3821; sammye@conchokids.org.

PO Box 3772, San Angelo, TX 76902