Stories About the People You Help
Wag-A-Bag Star Sales
Wag-A-Bag Convenience Stores in Williamson County raised $12,500 by selling stars during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April to help STARRY fight child abuse.
In the Garden
Behind the Emergency Shelter are three platform garden beds started by Grow Together, an Austin nonprofit. This garden not only provides food for the table, but is also a sanctuary where troubled kids can plant, nurture and harvest plants that they have tended.
Make Twice the Difference for Abused Children
Just two months old, little Aliza was already battered and broken, wearing a shoulder harness and leg splints, when she came into STARRY’s care. Because of extreme abuse and neglect, she had sustained bone fractures to her shins, left clavicle, femur and ribs.
National Safe Place Program
Runaway and homeless youth in Williamson County will have a new form of community support and connections to crisis services through the National Safe Place program, coordinated by STARRY’s SAFE program with help from local businesses and government agencies.
On the Road, Alone
The end of the road for Lydia, a 16-year-old runaway from Central Texas, came on a cold, snowy night last November near rural Douglassville, Pennsylvania.
The Best Gift
Five-year-old Kaitlynn might have a different perspective on Christmas than most kids. She knows that the best gifts can’t be wrapped.
Love at First Sight
Raquel was just a single woman trying to make ends meet when her future walked through the door. And it wasn’t even three feet tall.
Power in the Small Things
As a soldier in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany sits in his barracks at night wondering what the next day will bring, children in STARRY’s SAFE program and Emergency Shelter are doing the exact same thing.
Back to School
Many children are looking forward to the new school year, but there are too many children who look at school as something to be endured, not enjoyed.
STARRY's Counseling Program lobby just got a lot more entertaining, thanks to the hard work of Round Rock Girls Scout Troop 2360.
Help us ensure that all of the children in care at STARRY and TBCH receive their very own backpacks and school supplies for the new school year!
Rules of Engagement
Jule and Jennifer are now set for a lifetime of success, thanks to to their foster parents, Larry and Claudia Williams.
Planting a Seed
The children in STARRY's Emergency Shelter Program know how to get their hands dirty. At least they do now that a nonprofit gardening program, Grow Together, has come into the picture.
An Irrational Kind of Love
Saying “I love you” doesn’t come easy for 7-year-old Trevor. But thanks to a loving forever family, he’s learning what the words really mean.
National Foster Care Month
You Never Slow Down
The Music of Counseling
National Runaway Prevention Month
Bullying Prevention Month
Life Skills 101
A SAFE Place for Volunteers
Welcomed with Open Arms
Building a BRIDGE