A Place to Call Home
STCH Ministries has been providing homes for children who need care since 1952. Since that time many Texas children have found comfort and security in one of the individual family homes, or cottages, located on the beautiful ranch land north of Beeville.
Children placed through STCH Ministries Homes for Children live with a couple who serve as houseparents. Each cottage functions much like any household would, with meals being prepared in the cottage and the family planning activities together. Houseparents who serve at Homes for Children do everything they can to show the children in their care what it feels like to be part of a normal, happy family. The children attend public school and local churches, and they participate in sports and a variety of life-building extracurricular activities.
Children may live in one of STCH Ministries’ family homes temporarily, while difficult circumstances or conflicts are resolved within their family, or they may stay as long as care is needed.
STCH Ministries is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to provide basic care to children who are not a threat to themselves or to others.
Helping those that Teach our Children
The teaching profession is a blessing but can be filled with long hours, not enough resources and most times comes from the pocket of the teachers. We hope to ease that burden at least a little. As a family and community church we collect items necessary for teachers to help their children in their class succeed. Once a quarter these donations are taken to the school district to be given out to those teachers in need of the supplies.
I remember as a child having that fresh clean new notebook and freshly sharpened pencil was great! There are those that don't' have this and if you feel a tug on your heart as we do, please think about those children and those teachers and know that even the smallest donation of a box of pencils is greatly appreciated.