Residential Care

Boys & Girls Harbor provides shelter, food, clothing, education, counseling, health care, recreation, and most importantly, a stable family life in an environment where children can thrive.  Children five to eighteen years of age live in homes staffed by trained, full-time, live-in house parents who provide guidance and stability for the children.  Each home is designed to accommodate either eight boys or eight girls.  Almost all the important lessons of life the children learn take place in the family structure with the house parents as mentors.  The expansive campus also includes a charter school, gym, baseball field, playgrounds, and a working farm.  

The Harbor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization licensed as a General Residential Operation (GRO) by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to serve up to 88 children.  The Harbor is not a Residential Treatment Center (RTC).  Therefore, we do not serve children who have serious emotional or behavioral needs requiring a more restrictive environment or medical supervision. 

Each year the Harbor cares for over a hundred children, and thousands of children have called the Harbor their home since it first opened in 1947.    

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For more information about residential care contact the Harbor’s Social Service staff at (281) 471-9622, Ext. 101