Headquartered in Abilene, Texas and with offices in Goldthwaite, San Angelo, Brownwood, Wichita Falls and Fort Worth, the New Horizons Ranch and Center “provides counselling and specialized treatment to children and families throughout Texas1.”
Since 1971, New Horizons believes “Children are First” and keeps this guiding principle and core belief at the center of every decision and every action they make. New Horizons’ mission is to help children heal and grow through “caring relationships, unconditional love and acceptance1.”
New Horizons helps children through four core activities. First, “The Ranch” is a residential treatment center “provides individualized, intensive inpatient treatment programs for boys and girls suffering from emotional, behavioral, and attachment or relationship problems2.” Children from all over Texas come to New Horizons that are critically in need. “The Ranch” can accommodate 70 children ages 6-17. “The Ranch” sits on 150 acres and includes an “accredited charter school, a horse barn and riding arena, a swimming pool, playgrounds, campus lakes, football and baseball fields, a tennis court, an indoor gym, three homes, and a chapel/family center2.”
Next, New Horizons’ “Audrey Grace House,” located in Abilene, Texas, provides residential treatment services to children, ages 5 to 17 that suffer “from emotional, behavioral, and attachment or relationship problems3”. “The Audrey Grace House” can accommodate 30 children and treatment length usually lasts from 9 to 12 months3. The children that live at “The Audrey Grace House” go to local schools and participate in in activities around the community.
In addition to the two residential treatment centers, New Horizons offers free counseling through “The STAR Program.” STAR stands for “Services to At-Risk Youth” and provides free counseling services to families with children ages 17 and younger who have experienced family conflict, a child running away, youth involved in legal offenses, or truancy4.
Lastly, through New Horizons’ Child Placing Agency, “children ages birth through 18 years old, are placed in therapeutic foster homes where they are cared for, while learning what it means to trust and be loved5.” New Horizons can also help with adoptions.
With such an important mission at hand, New Horizons welcomes helps from the public. To learn what you can do, please visit their webpage.
Alon Brands is proud to support New Horizons for the very, very important work they do. Read “Donna’s Story” to understand just how important the mission of this vital organization really is.