“An Italian Evening"at Trattoria Lisina in Driftwood
Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us in providing help and hope to children in crisis.
Please come for an evening of dinner, live music and wine while visiting with other people in our community who want to impact the lives of children. We will also have a brief-but-lively LIVE auction and a SILENT auction.Click here to download the Italian Evening brochure.
Please contact Kathy Macias, Gala Chair
You may purchase tickets for the event using paypal.
Thank you for your donation.
Burke Center for Youth
Burke Center for Youth is a multi-faceted organization in Texas that provides help and hope to children in crisis. We serve abused and neglected boys and girls of all ages. We also provide treatment services for troubled teenage boys from stable homes whose parents have tried everything. We offer three main services:
Adoption Services - For children who are unable to be reunited with their birth families, we work to find families who are willing to open their heart and their home to children who need a family to call their own. We do Matched Adoptions and Foster to Adopt. If you are interested in providing a loving home for a child please contact us.
Pathfinders Ranch Boys Treatment Program - A highly structured treatment program designed to help adolescent boys who have significant behavioral and emotional problems. Often they have experienced traumatic events which have led to their inability to manage their behaviors effectively. Boys range in age from eleven to seventeen. Our treatment program is designed for youth who need a very structured setting and constant supervision. Our goal is to stabilize them and help them to discover their strengths. If you want more information about getting help for your son contact us.
Foster Care Services - We provide on-call emergency placement families who are ready to take children recently rescued from abuse and/or neglect. We have homes with special skills including the ability to serve children with autism, mental retardation, emotional disorders, and medically fragile needs. We also have families who specialize in helping adolescents who need to be prepared for independence as they get older. I am interested in becoming a foster parent.
The Story Of Tommy
When Tommy was three, I went to visit him as well as my daughter and her husband. I wanted to surprise them because I had not seen Tommy since he was 12 months old. I lived almost two thousand miles away from them.
I had driven for thirty three hours only stopping to "rest my eyes". I didn't have enough money to stay in hotels. It was about 2pm when I knocked on the door. No-one answered. I tried the knob and it was open so I decided to go in. I yelled out to let everyone know that I was there. No-one answered. As I was walking, I heard a strange whimpering sound. I thought maybe it was a new puppy. I began walking toward the sound. I discovered that it was coming from the basement. As I walked down the basement stairs I began to get a sick feeling but I wasn't sure why.
Burke Center For Youth
is a nonprofit organization formed in 1973 to care for Texas children who are removed from their home environments due to abuse, neglect, or problems with the law. We are providing help and hope to children in crisis through our services. These are the children that belong to no one, and yet, they belong to us all. Help us to help these children find hope, healing and a place in a family.
Call us now: (512) 858-4258
Burke Center for Youth, Donors, December 2012 and January 2013
E. D. Hill
The Shomos Foundation
The Austin Community Foundation
J.J. Pest Control
Dub and Judy Smith
Henly Baptist Church
Independent Insurance Agents of Texas
The Mandola Family
Sunset Canyon Baptist Chruch
San Jose Catholic Church
Johnson City Baptist Church
The Terry Family
Wimberley Rotary Club
Dripping Springs Water Corporation
Mr.& Mrs. Edward Davis
Tilman and Paige Fertitta
Texas State Class FCS 1347
Gregory and Beverly Samons
Stonebridge Alliance LLC
The Madlock Family
CWS Apartment Homes, Sue Mills
Oak Hill United Methodist Church
When I was a child, my father was my hero. Today, just after my eighteenth birthday, I know that he was not a typical hero. My father was an alcoholic and a drug addict.
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