We envision a world in which every child is safe and healthy.
We strengthen the lives of children by enhancing their mental health and physical well-being.
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.
Senior Staff Members
|Jenifer Jarriel, President/Chief Executive Officer|
|Jeff Gentry, Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer|
|Dixie Mullins, Senior Vice President/Advancement|
|Wanda Woody-Roberts, Senior Vice President/Human Resources|
Corrine M. Walijarvi, PhD, LMSW, Vice President/Child Welfare and Strategic Planning