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Captain Hope's Kids was founded in 1989 as The Hope Foundation for the Homeless. During the early 1990s however, mothers with small children became one of the fastest-growing segments of the homeless population, and more babies were being born into homelessness.

In 1994, we officially became Captain Hope's Kids; dedicating all of our time, resources and attention to meeting the needs of homeless children.

In 2014, we served over 45,000 children across Dallas and Fort Worth, distributing 944,731 critically needed items valued at over $2.5 million dollars. Of these items, we distributed 13,485 diapers and training pants each week for infants and toddlers.

We serve homeless infants, toddlers, and children, birth to 18 years of age. School age children represent 45 percent of those we serve; infants and toddlers 37 percent; teens 19 percent. Our collaborative agencies reported a demographic composition of 22 percent Hispanic, 51 percent African American, 21 percent Caucasian, 2 percent Asian, and 4 percent Other. Fifty-two percent of homeless children are girls.

Our Mission

purple heartCaptain Hope’s Kids meets the critical needs of homeless children across North Texas by partnering with a network of shelters and social service organizations to provide necessities including diapers, clothing, school supplies, toys and programs to enhance their lives.

Our Services



We provide babies born into homelessness with the essentials their parents are unable to provide for them like diapers, wipes, ointment, formula, baby food, toiletries and more. Without these essentials, the babies' immune systems could be greatly damaged, causing many future health problems.


booksA good education is a critical long-term need of a homeless child and the key to breaking the cycle of homelessness. By providing basic necessities like school uniforms, clothing, school supplies, toys and athletic equipment, homeless children ages 4 to 17 are more able to attend and stay and thrive in school. Needy children are much less likely to focus their attention on their education without these essentials. Furthermore, distributing these critical items to homeless children allows their parents to devote more energy to activities that will help them to break out of homelessness.


footballThis program provides funds that make it possible for homeless children to participate in activities outside their current situation with gracious participation from the Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers and others. These activities provide opportunities for children to get out of the shelter setting, learn more about the world around them and have fun.


gift box Our Hope-in-a-Box program is far beyond birthday boxes because there is a huge need for hygiene boxes for teens. The program started with our generous community helping us provide school-age children with a shoebox wrapped, decorated and filled with small gifts, toiletries and special surprises for homeless children who are celebrating their birthdays, holidays or other events while living in a shelter. The boxes provide a great opportunity for children of all ages and backgrounds to help other children who are less fortunate.
Our Network

networkCaptain Hope can't do everything on its own, so we have a large group of friends through whom we distribute most of our donations. Because we are the only non-profit that dedicates all of its efforts to helping the young homeless, a donation to Captain Hope's Kids means a donation to children all over Texas. Below is a list of organizations that help us in giving every child a chance.

  • Aids Services of Dallas
  • Arlington Life Shelter
  • Brighter Tomorrows (4)
  • Bryan's House
  • City House
  • Crossroads Community Services
  • Dallas Life Foundation
  • D.I.S.D. Homeless Education Program
  • Exodus Ministries
  • Family Gateway
  • Family Promise of Irving
  • Genesis Women's Shelter
  • Grand Prairie United Charities
  • H.O.M.E.S. - Parkland
  • Homeless Coalition of Dallas
  • Hope's Door, Inc.
  • Hopeful Solutions
  • Housing Crisis Center
  • Interfaith Housing Coalition
  • Johnson County Family Crisis Center
  • Jonathan's Place(Kidnet)
  • LifeNet
  • Mission Arlington/Metroplex
  • Mosaic Family Services (2)
  • New Beginnings Center
  • Nexus Recovery Center
  • Operation Community Care
  • Presbyterian Night Shelter
  • Promise House (Wesley Inn)
  • Rainbow Days
  • Reconciliation Outreach
  • Refugee Services of Texas (2)
  • Safe Haven: Arlington
  • Safe Haven: Ft. Worth
  • Salvation Army: Arlington
  • Salvation Army: Dallas DV (2)
  • Salvation Army: Fort Worth
  • Shared Housing
  • SoupMobile
  • S.W.A.G.G. Programs
  • Tarrant County Community Development
  • Texas Muslim Womens Foundation
  • The Family Place(2)
  • The Main Place
  • The Samaritan Inn
  • Under 1 Roof
  • Union Gospel Mission: Dallas
  • Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County
  • Vogel Alcove
  • Wisdom's Hope
  • YWCA of Fort Worth
Our Leadership


Rob Snyder

Justin Bauer

Eric Williams


David J. Colletti, Jr

Carey McMann

Michael Alberse

Jeff Matthews

Kristin Simenc

Grant Ferrell


Barbara Johnson
Office: 214-630-5765 ext 316
Fax: 214-630-8782


Shepard Faircloth
Operations Manager
Office: 214-630-5765 ext 315
Fax: 214-630-8782


Sam Mattox
Warehouse Director
Office: 214-630-5765 ext 313
Fax: 214-630-8782