What We Do
We Serve primarily children referred by the foster care & juvenile justice systems,
private parties, counseling networks, churches & schools.
Ages 6 through 17 for basic care services
Ages 18 through 22 for Independent Living
Our Community is at the heart of Girls’ Haven. From the beginning a product
of this community, through our 25 years: you have poured in your time, heart,
gifts, and funds.
Our Funding comes primarily through community donations and grants; only 33%
of our funding comes from the state.
Your Gifts Allow Us to Fight for Our Kids, giving them much more than food and shelter.
Our Success shows itself over time:
In the Short Term as our kids realize their own worth and the value of others, they become leaders in their areas of influence and a blessing to the world around them
In the Long Term as they form their own families and carry the values and truths
they’ve learned at Girls’ Haven into adulthood, creating generational change
We Are Grateful as we look to the future knowing we can continue to trust you, our community, to include us in your story
Are provided by staff that love and have compassion for the residents at Girls’ Haven
Licensed 32-bed non-secure basic care general residential operation
Length of stay vary; 30 days to several years
24-hour awake staff
On-site licensed professional counseling that includes weekly individual and group therapy
Trauma-informed care that includes Trust Based Relational Intervention© (TBRI)
Facilities for recreational activities; gym, playground, courtyard, soccer field & racquetball court
On-site cafeteria food services
On-site charter school for grades Pre-K – 8th
501(c) (3) non-profit organization designated by the IRS
All services licensed by the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS)
Dedicated & Caring Staff
Clay Thomas, M.S., LCCA
Courtlyn Hale, M. ED, LPC-I
Elizabeth Milam, B.S.
Kaylee Henry, B.S.
Development & P.R. Director
Executive Admin Specialist
Leslie Valentine, M. ED, LPC-I
Clinical Intervention Specialist
Jackie Shello, B.S.
Officer at Large
The Ehrhart School will be a safe, drug-free, nurturing environment that supports the educational success as well as the emotional and physical development of all students. The curriculum will be rigorous, engaging, and standard-based. Staff will be qualified instructors who are attentive to the educational, cultural, and physical needs of students. Parents will be positive, supporting members of the school and community. Students will be respectful, self-disciplined, productive citizens who think critically, make informed decisions, and act ethically. Click here to visit the Ehrhart School Website.
Mike Sims, Superintendent
Corina Long, Principal