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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.

Over the past two years, Captain Hope’s Kids has raised and donated over $1.3 million in clothes, diapers, school supplies and much more to the homeless children of North Texas, and we're only getting started. With generous contributions from North Texas families, organizations, churches and most importantly, you, we hope to continue to grow our network so that every child can experience the love they deserve.

Our Mission

purple heartThrough our programs, events and partnerships, we aim to meet the critical needs of homeless children across North Texas, and eventually the rest of the United States. We pledge to make every effort to provide clothing, critical needs and warmth to the young homeless. Because we can help children everywhere, and so can you.

Our Services

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INFANTS & TODDLERS

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.

SCHOOL-AGE

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.

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

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.

HOPE-IN-A-BOX

gift boxWe 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. We've expanded our Hope-in-a-Box program beyond birthday boxes, because there is a huge need for hygiene and summer items.
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.

  • Arlington Life Shelter
  • Austin Street Shelter
  • Brighter Tomorrows (4)
  • Bryan's House
  • City House
  • Crossroads Community Services
  • Dallas Life Foundation
  • DISD 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
  • Hope's Door, Inc.
  • Hopeful Solutions
  • Housing Crisis Center
  • Interfaith Housing
  • Jonathan's Place(Kidnet)
  • Johnson County Family Crisis Center
  • 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
  • Samaritan Inn
  • Shared Housing
  • SoupMobile
  • Tarrant County Community Development
  • 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
 
Our Leadership

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Carey McMann
President

David Torok
Vice President\Acting Treasurer

Justin Bauer
Secretary


DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Greg Crouse

David J. Colletti, Jr

Carlos (Eddy) Riveiro




Dave Bratton

Jeff Browning

Richa Pande



STAFF

 

Jeanne Reyer
Executive Director
Office: 214-630-5765 ext 314
Fax: 214-630-8782
jeanne@captainhope.org

 

Brenda Cannon
Technology Director
Office: 214-630-5765 ext 315
Fax: 214-630-8782
development@captainhope.org

Sam Mattox
Program Director
Office: 214-630-5765 ext 313
Fax: 214-630-8782
program@captainhope.org