Where We Serve
Chicktime Connect has finally found a place to serve permanently! We discovered that our group all had a heart for helping other women and the children affected by abuse. So. . . . . after much prayer, discussion, and research by a small group of our chicks, they came upon the Battered Women’s Foundation located in North Richland Hills that serve victims of domestic violence.
BWF has several projects and opportunities for us to volunteer. One highlight is a computer lab, where a couple of our chicks are wanting to volunteer their time to teach computer skills to the women clients. With the need greatly exceeding the available resources, BWF has plans for the future to build a shelter on their own property as less than 10% of the women who attempt to break free of an abusive situation will find space in a local shelter. We are all very excited to support this organization and look forward to seeing the growth of their outreach and within the people involved.
Come be a part of this new venture with Chicktime Connect DFW!
Chicktime Connect DFW serves many organizations and charities in our community on special occasions as well. One of the programs we currently support is Christ’s Haven for Children. Christ’s Haven offers a uniquely enriching program, modeling a stable family life for children in need. We are glad to be a part of such a wonderful organization.
In 1954, Homer and Lillian Steadman purchased a large home at 1632 East Vickery Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas to provide a home for disadvantaged children. Within a very short time, the Steadman’s had ten children in their care.
Realizing that the need was greater than the space they had available, the Steadman’s began looking for a larger place to build cottages and provide a traditional home life for more children. In 1956, the Steadman’s joined with many other interested families, and were able to purchase a farm in Keller to found Christ’s Haven for Children.
Today Christ’s Haven for Children has five cottages, a Community Enrichment Center, a Life Path house, a gymnasium, a chapel, and a ranch program. The home cares for 40 children on the campus as well as children in foster care in off-campus homes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The children receive medical and dental care, counseling, and tutoring as needed in a warm and loving home under the care and guidance of full-time house parents.
Through the years at least 5000 children have been served by this program. Those who move on, usually become responsible citizens in society, giving testimony that Christ’s Haven for Children made a tremendous difference in their lives.
For more information about Christ’s Haven for Children, please visit their website at http://www.christshaven.org
Christ’s Haven for Children
4200 Keller-Haslet Road
Keller, Texas 76244