Frequently Asked Questions
Campus Residential Care
How long do children live at TBCH?
Average placement for children on campus is 12−18 months; however, length of placement is determined by the child’s individual needs and some kids may be in care for several years. TBCH recommends a minimum length of placement of six months.
How much does it cost to place a child?
TBCH is a private, non-profit organization. TBCH operates on a sliding scale fee, which is determined by the family’s ability to contribute toward the child’s care. Family financial commitment for a child’s care is extremely important; however, placement is never refused because the family is unable to pay.
What services does TBCH offer?
TBCH provides numerous supportive services for the child while he/she is in placement. These include: individual, family and group therapy, recreational opportunities, independent living classes, tutoring, plans of service, worship services, Bible study, choir groups, and mission opportunities.
Does my family have to attend a Baptist church?
To be considered for placement, the family does not have to be active in a Baptist church or professing Christians; however, upon placement, the child will attend a local Baptist church with his/her cottage as well as on-campus services.
What type of education will my child received at TBCH?
Each child admitted must be able to attend public school. TBCH does not have an on-site school, but staff works closely with local school personnel to coordinate individual educational goals.
When and how often can family have visits at TBCH?
Recommended family contact consists of weekly phone calls and monthly home visits. A child’s contact with his/her family is assessed on an individual basis and TBCH recommendations may vary from case to case.
Do you provide childcare?
We provide care during the group and individual counseling. The mother is responsible for enlisting childcare for workdays. This encourages a mother in her future independence.
Is this an emergency shelter?
Family Care is not equipped to be an emergency shelter. The application process moves as quickly as the program has openings. Families are interviewed to see if the program can meet the family needs and if the family complements the current families in the cottage.
How can you help me?
Family Care offers referral information to community resources that can help meet current family concerns. Family Care staff will pray with you about your current concerns. If you are an appropriate candidate for our program, we will interview on a first come first serve basis.
How long does it take to get into the program?
An initial interview is set within two weeks of receipt of a completed application. The follow-up interview process is set when an opening occurs in a cottage.
Do you take pregnant women?
Family Care is not a maternity program. If you are expecting another child, have your present child/children in legal custody, and can manage basic household needs and childcare during and after delivery and dismissal from the hospital, we can work with you.
What transportation assistance do you render?
Family Care staff provides weekday transportation within the Round Rock area for work and health related activities. Occasionally, cars are donated for Family Care clients’ use.
What if I am a single Dad with children?
Family Care can assist with counseling and community resource referrals.
Why does a mother need to work?
If a mother cannot currently meet the basic needs of her family doing what she does, she will only be able to become independent by getting a job and saving.
What does “case management” mean?
A case manager helps you make a plan to achieve your goals. You are in charge of deciding what the goals will be. Once the goals are set, you and the case manager act as a team to figure out how to reach those goals. Most people meet with their case manager once a week to review progress and change the plan as needed. The case manager helps people use their strengths to solve their own problems when possible. When people need the support of others, case managers can connect them with helpful services in the community.
What is “personalized advocacy”?
An advocate is someone who has your interests in mind. Personalized advocacy means that your case manager will stand up for your specific needs. For example, your case manager may speak to someone on your behalf or attend a meeting to help you express your ideas.
Who can receive services?
Texas Baptist Children’s Home wants to offer HOPE to all families and/or individuals who are motivated to find solutions.
For more information, contact us.