Buckner Dallas Fort Worth's mission is to follow the example of Jesus by serving vulnerable children and families. Dr. Robert Cooke “Father” Buckner founded Buckner Orphans Home in 1879 in Dallas after seeing the needs of hurting and orphaned children in post-Civil War Texas.
In the first years, Buckner Orphans Home was filled with children left parentless due to disease and hardship. It was Father Buckner’s deep compassion for the hopeless and helpless that served as the driving force behind his ministry. He constantly looked for innovative ways to deliver social ministries, including those to elders, combining his theological beliefs with a progressive social conscience.
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Let’s remember our fallen service members with pride this Memorial Day.
Go to https://hubs.ly/Q01bK4wW0 to learn more about Buckner NextStep.
What can we do after a traumatic event? · Buckner International What can we do after experiencing a traumatic event? Learn some tips to help you process trauma for yourself or your child.
If you are feeling at a loss for words after today's tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, then we ask you to take a moment and pray along with us, "Lord, we pray for those who have been affected by the atrocity in Uvalde. We pray you will comfort the broken and walk with all those hurting. We ask that you give wisdom to all the doctors, nurses, counselors, school staff, and anyone else treating the victims of this horrible crime."
Analyha (second from left) rode with Captain. She is 14 and was adopted this week by Shelly and Dennis.
Yesterday was Faith and Family day at the Texas Rangers! In attendance, we had foster and adoptive families from Buckner Longview and Buckner Dallas Fort Worth, families from all three of our Dallas Family Hope Centers, families from Longview Family Pathways and Project HOPES, and seniors from Ventana by Buckner and Buckner Westminster Place.
Ventana by Buckner member Ted Reynolds had the honor of throwing out the first pitch. Mr. Reynolds, who is 91 years young, is from Aledo, Texas, where he played on the first football team the high school ever had. He also played at TCU from 1950 to 1952. Mr. Reynolds retired after a career in business in Illinois, where he started a feed manufacturing company.
Sign up for our Free Family Coaching program.
Family coaching is a highly impactful program that helps you achieve self-determined goals. A few of the benefits of our Family Coaching program are: family Support, financial coaching, assisting families in crisis, developing a plan for family success, tailored services to meet your needs, providing one on one assistance to families, and accessing resources in your community.
Contact us at 214-948-5153 to schedule your appointment with a Family Coach.
Today is International Day of Families and at Buckner, we strive to build strong families through Christ-centered values. This year we want to recognize all the families out there, we know every family is made differently and we have resources to encourage you. Check out our website to view our list of programs: https://hubs.la/Q01bfLW60
Hello Dallas/Fort Worth Community! The Family Hope Center in West Dallas needs your help. The annual H.E.R. (Her Existence is Relevant) Spa Day is right around the corner and we have many open volunteer opportunities.
We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to lead the live praise and worship, devotional, and Zumba segments. If you are interested in volunteering, register today — for more details please visit our volunteer website.
“They’re victims. It’s not their fault they’re in foster care. You just have to give them the love and the support that they really need. Every kid needs an environment where they have somebody that loves and cares for them and just wants to do that. So yes, we grew attached to doing foster care.”
From empty nest to full house · Buckner International Dallas couple views foster care as a calling and fosters more than 25 children. May is National Foster Month. Find out how you can help a child in need of a safe home.
There are children in foster care in your community who need a safe, loving home. Not everyone is able to foster, but everyone can do something to help. Go to https://hubs.la/Q019b65P0 to learn more.
Celebrate women in our community by attending the 2022 H.E.R. Conference. The "Her Existence is Relevant" Conference aims to empower and celebrate women in our community. The conferences feature a praise and worship segment and keynote speakers, Angelina Mojica and Lupe Galdamez.
Our hope is that you leave the conference feeling empowered and supported! Join us for the virtual conference and receive a special invite to the in-person H.E.R. Spa Day.
Secure your spot to both events by registering today! https://hubs.la/Q019N0l80
* English and Spanish conference dates available*
Are you looking for your forever job?
If, so, please join us for our Jobs for Life class orientation on Thursday, May 12th at 11am.
The class will be held at Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood @ The Parks at Wynnewood Apartments.
2006 Didsbury Circle
Dallas, TX 75224
Contact Aquinas at 469-281-9076 for further information.
Education is key to prevention and early intervention. The more you know, the better you can protect the children in your life. Learn more at https://hubs.la/Q016s1Tq0.
Always great to have the President & CEO work from your office for the day!
What an awesome day at the Buckner International Family Hope Center at Bachman Lake. Thanks Katrina Gutierrez, Director, and her team for a fun day and opportunity to fellowship. Hopeshineshere
Every child deserves a safe home. Visit https://hubs.la/Q017d44D0 to learn more.
Nicole Petry recently graduated from the Buckner NextStep program after not only achieving, but surpassing all of her goals. She received her associate's degree, purchased a vehicle, exceeded her savings goal, and maintained employment for more than two years. Nicole also has a passion for painting. If you would like to see more of Nicole's art, you can support this incredible young lady by visiting https://hubs.la/Q018w7qn0.
Don't forget to wear blue today to show your support for child abuse prevention.
Photos from Dr. Albert L. Reyes's post
Kristen Wilson, a member of Buckner's counseling team, provides a monthly therapeutic workshop for NextStep clients. The March workshop included an art lesson. She helped the ladies create a piece of artwork that represented their individual personalities.
The Buckner Foster Care and Adoption office in Fort Worth is open!
Buckner NextStep client, Nicole, showed great leadership skills as she taught a biology class to her housemates.
Celebrating a few LG Pinkston High School students in Dallas ISD who graduated from the Coding Class led by superstar volunteers with the Buckner Family Hope Center at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy. We love seeing children of all ages having an opportunity to celebrate an achievement with their families. Thanks to our Buckner volunteers and leaders and the staff at LGPHS:
Akiva Rockland – Buckner Volunteer Teacher
Logan Cornelius– Buckner Volunteer Teacher
Principal Marlon Brooks – LG Pinkston High School
Karen Young- LG Pinkston High School Teacher
Keri Pettis - Buckner Family Hope Center Director
Join us for a no-obligation, one hour meeting hosted via Zoom to learn more about foster care and adoption. These meetings are a great way to get an overview of our programs, requirements, and process. Visit https://hubs.la/Q013XzZ-0 to register.
The greatest of these is love.
Easter is right around the corner, and we need your help! Do you enjoy engaging with families? Do you have a special skill or craft you can share with children and families? And most importantly, do you have a heart for serving others? If this is you, please consider volunteering at our upcoming Easter event on Friday, April 8. This will take place at the Buckner Family Hope Center at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Complex presented by Toyota. Visit this link to learn more: https://hubs.la/Q013_8zk0
FREE virtual tutoring is available for students every Thursday from 6pm to 7pm. Help with math and/or reading/writing, grades 1 to 12. Assignments must be emailed the week before tutoring.
La tutoría virtual está disponible para los estudiantes todos los jueves de 6 p. m. a 7 p. m. Ayuda con matemáticas y/o lectura/escritura, grados 1 a 12. Las tareas deben enviarse por correo electrónico la semana anterior a la tutoría.
Register here/registrarse aquí:
Do you know a single parent who could benefit from Buckner Family Pathways? Share this link with a single mom or single dad you know, or spread the word about this program to your church, school, or business -- you never know who may need help or access to resources.
Buckner Family Pathways has programs in Amarillo, Dallas, Houston, Longview, Lubbock, Lufkin, and Midland. This program provides affordable housing and childcare. Prospective clients must be enrolled in an educational or vocational program. Visit https://hubs.la/Q012dLdm0 to learn more.
Using your talents, knowledge, and professional experience to help lift others up is a great investment into communities. Read how Jorge H. Marin, VP of transportation for TBK Bank, helped Spanish-speaking parents at the Buckner Family Hope Center at Bachman Lake learn how to create a business and gain other valuable entrepreneurial skills.
We pray your new year is filled with hope!
One after-school class that youth gain access to at the Buckner Family Hope Center in West Dallas is coding! Thanks to an awesome volunteer teacher, who has committed his time and expertise in building the curriculum, these youth are learning value-added coding skills to supplement their school education. Thanks, LG Pinkston High School for supporting Buckner’s mission and vision to help vulnerable children achieve their God-given potential. We look forward to seeing these students start the second half of their coding class in January.
Want to make a difference in the lives of others? Looking to make an impact with your unique gifts and talents? Check out https://hubs.ly/Q010Ss8y0 for current career opportunities.
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Located in DALLAS, TX All of our power yoga classes are open to all levels from beginners to seasoned yoga practitioners. Twist Power Yoga, is a guided one hour power Vinyasa flow experience in a comfortable 85º studio.
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