Volunteer

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” 

                                                                                                        ~Elizabeth Andrew

 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Geary Girls Ranch.  Please fill out the form below to get started.

If you have additional questions or concerns please contact  gearygirlsranch@gmail.com or call Susie Holamon at 325-338-9742.

Would you like to volunteer as an individual or organziation?
Which program(s) are you interested in?

Respite

A Respite is an “Angel of Relief” for foster parents.  Foster parents may need assistance for various reasons; an emergency, a weekend getaway, a night out, a vacation, or simply, they can’t be in two places at one time!  They are committed to love and nurture the children in their care, but like all parents, they too, need “babysitters.”  Respites can be individuals, a couple, friends, relatives, grandparents, etc.  and we will work with you to secure the necessary and required training to become a respite. 

 

We recognize your time is a gift and a blessing to the parents, the children and to Geary Girls Ranch; therefore, our homes will have a private bedroom and bath for our “Angels of Relief”

Please complete the form below and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact gearygirlsranch@gmail.com or call Susie Holamon at 325-338-9742.  God Bless You. 

Foster Parents

At Geary Girls Ranch, we believe “every child deserves a safe home.”  If you have the desire to change the life of a child, then we would love to have you be part of our “community of care.”

Being a foster parent at Geary Girls Ranch should be considered a “calling” to serve children, to be part of the big picture of the eventual eight homes on 11 acres with a healthy indoor and outdoor environment, helping 4 to 6 children in each of our homes. Our mission is to increase the success of our parents, who foster with many homes in one centralized location that benefits from our volunteers, who will be mentors, respites, and support in our programs. You will be neighbors with those who understand the needs of children who have been removed from their homes due to no fault of their own. We will provide the houses and the facilities, rent-free, and while this is a valuable benefit, it should not be motivation for fostering.

Fostering is a significant time commitment for the entire family.  Parents must be able to fulfill their commitment to God, the family (including the foster children), themselves, their job, and their church.  All children demand physical and emotional energy as well as time.

We want our parents to treat these children as their own.  It does not require a life- long dedication, but we would like a minimum of a year commitment so that fostering efforts result in rehabilitated lives for children. 

If you have a “calling” and want to know more about changing lives, we would love to visit with you.  Please contact: Susie Holamon, 325-338-9742 or email me: gearygirlsranch@gmail.com

 

Start your journey! 

 

How to Become a Foster Parent/ Foster Family with Geary Girls Ranch, where we believe “EVERY CHILD DESERVES A SAFE HOME.”

In the state of Texas, there are over 16,000 children in foster care.  These children had been removed from their homes due to no fault of their own.  Many of these children were abused or neglected and need an act of kindness from personal attention, quality time, and most importantly, loving care. 

We are providing homes for families in a community of support; in a country setting on 11 acres in Grayson county.

Requirements: Geary Girls Ranch is not a foster care agency and all families who live at Geary Girls Ranch will need to be licensed as a foster parent following the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services guidelines.  You must be at least 21 years of age, able to pass criminal background and reference checks, and attend required training sessions necessary for foster licensing.
 

To begin your “Foster Journey” and “Answer the Calling,” please submit the following information:

 
 
 
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