EVERY CHILD WILL EXPERIENCE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
AND UNDERSTAND HIS OR HER VALUE
Providing care and guidance to foster children and families in South Texas
Homes at The Ranch
Services Through Programs & Events
Foster & Adoptive Families of Agape Harbor
Agape Ranch is proud to be participating in the Coastal Bend Day of Giving - a 24-hour charitable challenge administered by the Coastal Bend Community Foundation. The online matching gift event will take place November 9th from midnight to midnight. Mark your calendars because we will need your help! We will be joining local nonprofits to raise money together. This year, 27 local funders have pledged $1.2 million in matching grants. The amount donated will be matched and doubled, up to $21,800 per organization, each raising at least $43,600 in just 24 hours!
The Coastal Bend Day of Giving is a community-wide event to show off the Coastal Bend’s spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits, and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this area great. This is your opportunity to support vulnerable children in foster care right here in the Coastal Bend. Learn more at www.coastalbenddayofgiving.org or click the button below.
How can you help Agape Ranch during the Coastal Bend Day of Giving?
Save the date. November 9, 2021, will be a great day of generosity in the Coastal Bend. Get excited and ready to share your enthusiasm for Agape Ranch throughout the day.
Learn about our programs like our upcoming Christmas Store or City-Wider Respite Care Training at agaperanch.org/programs and how you can become a part of Agape Ranch as a volunteer.
Spread the word! Tell your friends that you will be giving to Agape Ranch during the Coastal Bend Day of Giving on November 9th and that you need their help. Find us on social media Instagram or Facebook.
ABOUT THE COASTAL BEND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Coastal Bend Community Foundation connects people who care about our community with the people and nonprofits who are doing the most good here. The Foundation simplifies giving and provides tools for donors to do more with their gifts. The Coastal Bend Community Foundation was incorporated in 1981 with the mission of improving the quality of life in the seven counties of the Coastal Bend. The Foundation serves donors by providing a vehicle for the establishment of various types of charitable funds designed to fulfill their wishes. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed over $138 million from donor contributions and revenues to scholarships for students and grants for nonprofit organizations. For questions and comments, feel free to contact us at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 361.825.9745.
A place foster children and aged-out foster youth will call "Home." Find out more under The Ranch tab.
WHAT IS THE RANCH?
We Are Building a Neighborhood for Foster Children to Call Home
In South Texas, there aren’t enough homes for children to take refuge while their lives are in flux, so we’re mitigating that problem by building a literal neighborhood complete with homes, playgrounds, rec areas, and onsite respite care providers to love and support foster children. This will:
Keep sibling groups together.
Provide quick response respite care.
Provide housing for kids who have aged out of foster care.
Children deserve to have someone tuck them into bed each night, to help them with their homework, to teach them how to ride a bike, and to watch them grow up. However, there are children in the foster care system that haven’t been able to have some of these things.
Through compassionate care and connection to the community, Agape Ranch gives these children places to call home and families that love them so that they can know that they are loved and valued.
Find out more about the three types of homes in the neighborhood at The Ranch.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Other Ways to Get Involved
Every year, Agape Ranch hosts our Adoption Connection event to help children in foster care find their forever home. Families looking to adopt are invited to meet, play, and talk to these children, and we need help putting it on. We need people who will financially contribute and volunteer at the event to help give these children forever homes.
Foster families face unique challenges when hosting children in the foster program that result in burnout for too many families. We train Respite Care Providers to enter into their world to give them much needed breaks, go on vacations, have date nights, and to give the children another adult that loves them.
There are a lot of families, regular and foster alike, that have a lot of needs they can’t meet on their own. Care Portal identifies those needs and connects families with people like you who want to help add some stability and care to avoid tragedy. Get connected on Care Portal today to make a difference.
Help Give Children A Place To Call Home & Families That Love Them
We need your help to break the cycle of tragedy, trauma, and heartbreak in the foster care system. Help us fund the neighborhood, so children can stop living in instability and start experiencing love and care.
COVID-19: Agape Ranch team continues to monitor COVID-19 in the Coastal Bend. We are committed to planning events to ensure social distancing and other COVID related safety measures are in practice. Mask-wearing is encouraged and we will comply with any federal, state, or local mandates that may arise at the time of the events. Please stay home if you are feeling sick. Your health and well-being are of the utmost priority and we seek to create a safe environment during all Agape-sponsored events.