The AdvoCare Texas Kickoff is proud to be aligned with DePelchin Children’s Center in Houston as the game’s charitable beneficiary. DePelchin Children’s Center is the leading center in Texas for foster care and adoption services.

DePelchin Children’s Center believes that every child deserves to be safe and healthy.   An accredited foster care and adoption agency, DePelchin serves the most vulnerable children and families in Texas and works to break the cycles of abuse and neglect.  Our approach to caring for children integrates prevention, foster care, adoption and post-adoption programs to improve the mental health and physical well-being of children at risk of entering or within the State’s child welfare system.  Founded as an orphanage in 1892, DePelchin is a nonprofit organization with locations throughout Houston and across Texas and gratefully receives support from individuals, foundations, corporations, government grants and the United Way.

Over the years, DePelchin has expanded and adapted its programs to meet the needs of a dynamic and growing Houston. Today, more than 20 different programs are available to children and families at schools, community sites and in their homes, as well as at the main Houston campus and five satellite offices located throughout the Greater Houston area. In 2012, DePelchin expanded beyond Greater Houston by joining with Caring Family Network, an Austin-based foster care and adoption agency, with locations throughout Texas including Austin, Brownwood, Kerrville, and San Antonio.

Our Vision — We envision a world in which every child is safe and healthy.


4950 Memorial Drive Houston, Texas 77007 713-730-2335

For more information, contact:

Mary Kristen Valentine – (713) 802-7795
Analisa Warren – (713) 802-7651

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