Summer Fun!

A drive to fund special outings to pools, amusement parks and restaurants for our shelter residents.

Connections operates three residential facilities with two in New Braunfels, Texas and one in Portland, Texas. During the school year, the residents have a fairly normal routine that includes school, homework, dinner and bed. However, the summer months can be difficult for children in a shelter environment; three months is a long time to spend in a small housing facility with 16 kids. This campaign aims to get the kids out of the shelter for a day of even just an afternoon. Donated funds will be used to purchase amusement park tickets (Fiesta Texas, ZDT's, Schlitterbahn, etc.), activity passes (pool, movies, bowling, etc.) and gift cards for special treats (Dairy Queen, Orange Leaf, Bahama Bucks, etc.). 

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About the Organization

Connections Individual and Family Services

Connections is a safe place for families and kids who are facing challenges and need support. We provide a shelter for kids who have run away, are homeless, or are waiting for a foster home to become available. We also have a home for teens and young adults who are preparing to age out of the foster care system.

Anyone in the community can access our affordable, outpatient counseling for kids, families, and adults. In fact, our counselors will go to the client – meeting them where it is most convenient.

We also work closely with our local school districts, hosting fun workshops that encourage students to think positive and make healthy choices.

Connections has been providing these services for over 35 years, and now serves 17 counties throughout south Texas. More than 10,000 people receive shelter, counseling, or life skills training through our programs each year.