We turn lives around

About Us

About DePelchin Children's Center

Our Vision

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

Our Mission

We strengthen the lives of children by enhancing their mental health and physical well-being.

DePelchin Children’s Center is the leading center in Texas for children’s well-being, with a focus on a mental health, foster care and adoption services. For more than 120 years, DePelchin has been turning lives around with comprehensive care for children, including psychiatric services, counseling, programs for at-risk youths, parent education, residential treatment, foster care and adoption. DePelchin is a not-for-profit organization and gratefully receives its support from individuals, foundations and corporations; government grants and fees; and United Way agencies.

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, Lubbock and San Antonio.  

Senior Staff Members

Jenifer Jarriel, President/Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Gentry, Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Peggy R. Roe, Senior Vice President/Advancement
Wanda Woody-Roberts, Senior Vice President/Human Resources
Oscar G. Bukstein, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director