About Us

Concho Valley Home for Girls is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which meets monthly.  The Board oversees  all the operations of the agency and actively participates in our major fundraising events.  Members are initially elected for a two-year term , but many serve successive terms.

Board of Directors

McCaw Home
President: Noreen Carpenter
Treasurer: Kayde Farquhar
Secretary: Vicki Jefferies
Members:
Ruth Trimier-Jones
Kate Rushing
Amy Rutherford
Frank Tipton
Lindsay Tipton
Terri Holland
Philip S. Buhle
Carl White
Neomi Vasquez

Life Members:
Jane Allcorn
Patti Ballard
Debbie Young
Pat “PK” Kelley
Stephen McLaughlin
Teri McQueen
Linda Westbrook
Beth Auldridge
Purnell Curtis
Jack Srader

Members Emeritus
Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer, OMI
Ashley Glass
Janis Dismukes
Janice Whited

Agency Staff

Sammye Ruppeck –  Executive Director
Kelli Glisson – Treatment Director
Judy James – Shelter Manager
Kassie Coffey – Workforce Advocate

Phone

325-655-3821

Location

Office – 412 Preusser St, San Angelo, TX 76903
Mailing Address -PO Box 3772, San Angelo, TX 76902

Volunteers

Our Sustainers Circle is an informal auxiliary that meets occasionally.  It sometimes sponsors an event such as an  open house, but individual members assist with a wide variety of tasks,  and support the agency in whatever other ways they choose.  We always welcome new volunteers; those interested should contact info@conchokids.org.

Service Area

The Home and Shelter are licensed to admit children from anywhere in the state of Texas.  However, most of the admissions we receive are from Texas Department of Protective and Family Services Regions 2 and 9.  The Transition Center serves former foster children now resident in those two regions.

History

In 1968, Philia Club of San Angelo recognized the need for a place to care for teenaged girls that could not live with their birth families. They soon enlisted other clubs, churches, businesses, and individuals in a cooperative effort that led to the creation of our agency. In the years that have followed, the on-going support of our Concho Valley community has made possible our continued operation and enabled us to widen our range of service to offer emergency care for children of all ages and help to ex-foster kids setting out on life on their own. Our organization is very much a community agency.

The first residents of the Girls Home lived at McCaw Home, a big old house named for donors Drs. Bill and Blanche McCaw. Haby Home was added in 1978, and Tucker Home—the first to be designed and built as a group home—in 1993.

Then, in 2000, McCaw Home was consumed by fire. No girls were at the home at the time, because it was spring break. In the wake of the disaster, the Board decided to build a single modern residence to replace both old homes , along with a modern administrative complex, which also houses our Transition Center for ex-foster care kids.

The Children’s Emergency Shelter was founded in 1978 and became part of our agency in 1996. It was originally on Chadbourne Street, but was relocated to Tucker Home on Preusser Street in December 2014.

In the years since our founding in 1968,,  the on-going support of  our  Concho Valley community has made possible our continued operation and enabled us to widen our range of service to offer emergency care for children of all ages and help to ex-foster kids setting out on life on their own.  We strongly believe that the future of our children is the future of our community, and our agency is dedicated to helping improve both.

Mission

Our mission is to give children from troubled families a safe and caring place to live, and to provide the tools and the support young people leaving foster care need to become successful, self-sufficient adults.

Timeline

1968: Concho Valley Home for Girls incorporated.

1972: Fran Holland, first Executive Director, hired, McCaw’s donate home.

1973:  First girls admitted.

1978: Second home , named for benefactors Homer and Minnie Haby, acquired.

1991:  Board votes to buy lot and build third home, to be named for Eva Camunez Tucker.

1993:  Grand opening of Tucker Home.

1996:  CVHG takes over operation of Children’s Emergency Shelter. Secret Garden Tea Party at Cactus Hotel sets model for the agency’s  first annual fundraiser.

2000:  McCaw Home burns; all Girls Home residents moved to Tucker Home.

2002: Dedication of  new McCaw Home and Haby Center

2003: Under a contract with the TX Workforce Commission, we begin offering the WIA program to at-risk youth.

2007: The first Concho Valley Bluegrass Festival in May is a great success, and the event becomes our second annual fundraiser.

2010: We establish a Transition Center in the Haby facility to serve area ex-foster kids starting life on their own .

2011: With the Workforce Commission, the Transition Center offers a Self-Sufficiency program to help ex-foster kids get necessary training and secure jobs.

2013: We celebrate our Ruby Anniversary—40  years of service to children.

2014:  Shelter operations are transferred to Tucker Shelter on Preusser St.