Human Services

St. Jude's Ranch for Children -- Texas Region, Inc.

Providing Healing, Hope and Home to Children and Families

aka dba SJRC Texas

Bulverde, TX

Mission

To offer healing and hope to children and families affected by abuse, abandonment or neglect.

Ruling Year

1987

CEO

Ms. Tara Roussett

Main Address

Corporate Business Office 1400 Ridge Creek Lane

Bulverde, TX 78163 USA

Formerly Known As

Comal County Emergency Children's Shelter

St Judes Home for Children in San Antonio Texas

St. Judes Center For Young Children

Keywords

Abused Children & Child Sex Trafficking & Emergency Shelter & Pregnant Parenting & Teen Program & Therapeutic Level Residential Foster Care

EIN

74-2469139

 Number

8265131062

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Foster Care (P32)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

SJRC Texas, formerly known as St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, cares for children and families who have been affected by trauma, abuse and neglect, and have been removed from their homes by the Department of Family and Protective Services. We are their safe haven and offer help and hope to begin the journey of healing. Our Mission is to offer healing and hope to children and families affected by abuse, abandonment or neglect. Our Vision is that abused and neglected children will be empowered to grow up to be happy, productive and caring adults. We are creating Forever Families for Children who desperately need and deserve a loving home and family. For nearly 32 years, SJRC Texas has been caring for the most vulnerable children and families facing abuse, neglect, and often homelessness, helping them to heal from the traumas they have suffered. The programs of SJRC Texas cover a continuum of care to ensure that children placed in our care receive therapeutic treatment along their journey

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Emergency Shelter & Long-Term Residential Child Sex Trafficking Pregnant and Parenting Teen Programs

Therapeutic Residential Foster Care

Child Placing Agency- Community-based Foster Care and Adoption

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of youth and families provided with objective quality assurance and performance data about providers to inform choice

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Council on Accreditation Performance Quality Improvement Data

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

For nearly 32 years, SJRC Texas has been caring for the most vulnerable children and families facing abuse, neglect, and often homelessness, helping them to heal from the traumas they have suffered. The programs of SJRC Texas cover a continuum of care to ensure that children placed in our care receive therapeutic treatment along their journey of healing towards a brighter future.   We are creating forever families for children who desperately need and deserve a loving home and family. Our programs provide the following services: emergency placement therapeutic residential foster care pregnant and parenting teen services community-based foster care services adoption services ​ We utilize a therapeutic model of care, TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) based on brain research on how trauma affects the developing brain and how to best offer healing from that trauma, giving children the tools to heal from trauma, abuse and neglect. What Sets SJRC Apart: Approval by the Council on Accreditation ​ We keep siblings together ​ We keep moms and their babies together ​ We care for close to 100 children each day ​We provide nearly 29,000 dinners to children and families annually We have a 100% graduation rate for our high school seniors ​ We utilize a therapeutic model of care, TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention)

Priority 1: Marketing & Public Relations Strategy -- Develop a strong marketing and public relations strategy that introduces a fresh brand, increases public awareness and fosters partnerships.

Priority 2: RESOURCE & CAPITAL MANAGEMENT. Build a growth model to sustain financial stability.

Priority 3: Culture. Encourage staff and Board members to realize their maximum potential by evolving our positive and professional environment in which everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Priority 4 -Therapeutic Programs. Grow and excel in the delivery of child welfare services that connects with each child, resulting in the well-being and healing of children, families and communities.

Priority 5 - Infrastructure. Develop a facilities strategy to include capacity, technology, location options and other housing possibilities.

Priority 6 -Regulatory Influence. Increase involvement with legislation to be proactive and influential in regulations effecting vulnerable children, youth and families of Texas.

We are raising the next generation of children here in our community who will hopefully be able to contribute to the community and help make it a better place. Your participation and support is greatly appreciated by the children and families we care for. National Accreditation by Council on Accreditation ​ We keep siblings together ​ We keep moms and their babies together ​ We care for close to 100 children each day ​We provide nearly 29,000 dinners to children and families annually We have a 100% graduation rate for our high school seniors ​ We utilize a therapeutic model of care, TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention)

The long term goal of SJRC Texas is the successful healing of children in our care, allowing them to grow into successful and contributing members of society and break the cycle of abuse that brought them to SJRC Texas. In addition to therapeutic counseling using evidence based Trust TBRI, education, employment, and life skills courses are offered onsite and free to residents. Success is measured by treatment plans, Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Comprehensive Assessment: a multi- purpose tool developed to support care planning and level of care decision-making, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services as well as overall academic achievement and follow-up initiatives after discharge whenever possible. When children come to SJRC they are placed into the therapeutic program which best suits their needs. SJRC utilizes a therapeutic model of care, Trust Based Relational Intervention© (TBRI), based on brain science research and the effects of trauma on the brain. When a victimized child comes to us, we work with them to develop educational goals and treatment plans consistent with their specific needs, and we measure progress towards attainment of those goals. Each child lives in a home like setting in a house with other children their age, therapeutic staff members and are responsible for their room and other chores. Children are regularly seen by a therapist and there are specific therapy goals set for the child, and progress towards attainment of those goals is tracked. Our timeline for accomplishing the goals delineated below is on-going and progressive. There is no end date other than when a child either ages out of the system or is placed in a permanent home via adoption or family placement. We are proud to say that in 2016 we achieved all of our stated goals, thus we have increased our goals for 2017. Goal: There will be no substantiated instances of abuse or neglect of residents in SJRC Texas programs. Measurement: Treatment plan documentation, compliance monitoring. Goal: Increase by 85% healthy connections children have to others. Measurement: Youth Connections Index, baseline data at time of placement and then at time of discharge. Goal: Improved child functioning -- goals is 85% of child's individual treatment goals to be accomplished every 6 months from date of placement. Measurement: Baseline data a time of placement, and every 6 months until discharge. Goal: 85%of children accomplish one or more individual education goals per academic year. Measurement: Baseline data at time of treatment plan development and at end of each academic year. Goal: 85%of children will have improvement in functioning based on identified treatment goals. Measurement: CANS assessment administered at time of admission and annually thereafter

St. Jude's Ranch for Children -- Texas Region, Inc. (SJRC Texas) was established in 1987 when St. Jude's Ranch for Children-Nevada purchased St. Jude's Home for Children, Bulverde, Texas. This campus provides all of our therapeutic residential treatment services for children 0 to 21 years. In 1997, SJRC Texas added a second campus, the former Comal County Emergency Children's Shelter in New Braunfels, Texas. Today the Emergency Shelter has grown to include a Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program, meeting a great unmet need in the greater San Antonio community, in addition to Emergency Placement services. In 2012, we expanded our services to include a Child Placing Agency (CPA), allowing us to license community-based foster homes. In 2015 we enhanced our CPA when we received our adoption license, enabling us to provide forever families for our children and youth . In June 2016 SJRC Texas received accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). An exciting new chapter in our history began in July 2016. We underwent some exciting changes to positively impact the future sustainability of SJRC Texas so we can continue to care for over 200 children every year. The national board of St. Jude's Ranch for Children decided to strategically separate operations in Nevada and Texas to allow each region to more efficiently serve foster children. The dissolution of the national board structure and business operations, effective July 1, 2016, allowed each state to continue forward separately with existing and future board members serving on localized boards designed to have a sharper focus on the specific and unique needs of the children in their corresponding communities. This has not only increased efficiency, but also has addressed the desires of donors who wish to see all their contributions go toward local efforts. What is raised in Texas, stays in Texas. A major strength of our organization is the longevity of key management and program staff. SJRC Texas is led by Chief Executive Officer Tara Roussett, M.B.A. Additionally, there are three Program Directors, one Director of Development, one Director of Operations, one Controller, one Maintenance Supervisor, a Foster Home Development Manager, a Case Manager, Therapeutic Home Supervisors, Program Specialists, and a variety of other support staff. There are a total of 67 full-time and 2 part-time staff. Chief Executive Officer Tara Roussett, MBA, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Specialization in Early Childhood Education. Licensed Child Care Administrator, Licensed Child-Placing Agency Administrator. Twenty total years' experience working with youth at risk, which includes 9 years' experience in management with SJRC Texas. Director of Operations Carlye Dupart, MA, MS, Licensed Child Care Administrator. Eighteen years with SJRC Texas, starting out as a clinician in the behavioral health program while managing the emergency shelter staff, employees and physical plant then spending the last 11 years as pa

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2014

New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce 2019

Bulverde Sping Branch Chamber of Commerce 2019

North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce 2019

Financials

St. Jude's Ranch for Children -- Texas Region, Inc.

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/05/2019

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

Disability

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 11/05/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data

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We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
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We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.

Policies and processes

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We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
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We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
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We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
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We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
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We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.