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A Bit About Us

Sherwood Foster, oilman and rancher, with his wife Myrtie, founded the home named in their honor in 1985.  Children came to live at the first house in 1960. Since its humble beginnings, Foster’s Home has served over 4,000 children and is affiliated with the churches of Christ.Because of dreamers like the Fosters, hurting children have a place to call home.  Children today are counting on others to carry on the dream begun by these pioneers.  Your help is essential to ensure that Foster’s Home serves children for many more years to come.

Sherwood and Myrtie Foster’s Home for Children has embraced the Sanctuary Model of Trauma Informed Care as the conduit for implementing its mission to children and families suffering from violence, neglect, abuse, addiction, racism and trauma. Sanctuary is based on trauma theory and systems theory, which makes it particularly effective for an entire organization. Sanctuary is based on the idea that healing from trauma, stress and adversity requires creating an environment that promotes healing.

Current State of the Agency

Sherwood and Myrtie Foster’s Home for Children has embraced the Sanctuary Model of Trauma Informed Care as the conduit for implementing its mission to children and families suffering from violence, neglect, abuse, addiction, racism and trauma. Sanctuary is based on trauma theory and systems theory, which makes it particularly effective for an entire organization. Sanctuary is based on the idea that healing from trauma, stress and adversity requires creating an environment that promotes healing.

  • Foster’s Home for Children is an Accredited Charity by the Better Business Bureau, having met their 20 standards of accreditation by the Better Business Bureau for each of the last 10 years.

  • Foster’s Home for Children owes no debt.

  • From 2006-2011, over $4 million was invested in campus expansion and renovation.  We are currently in a capital campaign which will invest another $4.5 million in further expansion and improvements.  This will be completed in 2020.

  • The mission of Foster’s Home is to “provide sanctuary and healing to children of trauma.”  To accomplish this, we have implemented the Sanctuary Model®, and have been a certified Sanctuary site for 8 years.

  • We regularly achieve over 99.9% compliance rating on state licensing standards.

Neighborhood Team

Committed to the Cause

Glenn Newberry

President/CEO

David Asbill

VP of Program Administration

Lacy Barton

VP of Development

Harriet Frazier

VP of Children’s Services

Brawnson Oliver

VP of Physical Plant

Board of Directors

Mike Blevins
Energy Industry Consultant — Granbury, TX
 
James “Bo” Cox,
President/Owner of BCD Ventures, Inc. — Baytown, TX
Darla Doty,
Retired — Stephenville, TX
Carole Cates
Retired — Waxahachie, TX
 
Debbie Giles
Retired Homemaker — Cleburne, TX
 
Steven R. Herod
District Judge — Eastland, TX
 
Jeff Jeffries
j/p Installations — Granbury, TX
Phil Uhrhan
Retired — Houston, TX
Earl Krieg, Jr.
Sr. VP of Engineering, Keystone Petroleum — Whitney, TX
 
Clinton Nix
Attorney/Rancher — Abilene, TX
 
Steve Parker
Realtor — Lubbock, TX
 
Larry Pratt
Rancher — Eliasville, TX
 
Carl Smith
Stephenville High School Teacher — Stephenville, TX
 
Steve Smith
District Judge — Bryan-College Station, TX
 
John E. Terrill
Retired Erath County District Attorney — Stephenville, TX

 

 

Foster’s Home is blessed by a very powerful and effective board of directors. This board has 183 years of combined service to our donors, children, and staff at Foster’s Home.  The longevity and composition of our board ensures the broadest base of wisdom we can assemble, as well as the stability that comes from service over several decades.  All of these men and women are faithful Christians who bring years of experience from various backgrounds to their oversight of Foster’s Home.Before serving as a board member for the Home, each one must be approved by the elders of the Graham Street Church of Christ.  This is a part of our corporate bylaws, and provides a check and balance to the makeup of the board.  We thank these volunteers who offer many hours and drive many miles at their own expense to lead and guide the Home.