Birthday party at Girls Home.

Concho Valley Home for Girls

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

 

Since 1973, the Girls 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 cele-

brations, 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.