Depelchin Childrens Center
DePelchin has had the privilege of serving Houston for over 117 years. The agency was created in 1892 to shelter orphaned children, but, over the years, due to the ever changing needs of our community, we have expanded and adapted. DePelchin Children's Center is the largest and most comprehensive provider of children’s social and mental health services in the greater Houston area serving 23,000 clients annually through 30 programs in 60 locations.
Our mission is: “We strengthen the lives of children by enhancing their mental health and physical well-being.”
DePelchin Children's Center provides a broad-based program of services to children and families in Harris, Ft. Bend, Montgomery and Waller counties in Texas. Programs are designed primarily to meet the needs of individuals and families in crisis requiring such services as:
• Adoption • Foster care • Post-adoption counseling and services • Therapeutic counseling and treatment services for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents • Autism services • Residential Treatment Services • Teen pregnancy and teen parenting counseling and living services • Parent and Family education
The agency provides services to children and families in need, regardless of their ability to pay. DePelchin Children's Center receives funding from the United Way, the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, other governmental agencies, program fees, community support and investment income.