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Our Values

Compassion – Faith – Integrity

Innovation – Authenticity – Community

Our Mission

Empowering children and families to thrive by meeting their physical, mental and spiritual needs.

Our History

30 years ago, the St. Paul neighborhood was home to gangs, drugs and other criminal activity. Residents lived in fear and children were unable to play safely outdoors. On a Sunday morning, a little boy riding his bike stopped to ask a member of St. Paul Methodist Church if anyone was able to attend the church and she replied “yes!”

 

That one question led to the creation of a faith-based mission that has touched the lives of thousands of children and families in the Tyler community and beyond. Establishing Wonderful Wednesdays after school program was vital in order to reach many other children in the community, and we could not do it without the volunteers that would help with the programs.

 

Eventually, the volunteers began to watch the needs of the community grow and in 1993, the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet opened. Then in 1996, the Medical and Dental Clinic opened. Since then the programs continued to expand, it was decided that an organization needed to be formed. In 1996, St. Paul Children’s Services was created as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to oversee and fund the community outreach programs.

And so it began . . .

1980's

The neighborhood was the dividing line between two gangs.

Wonderful Wednesdays After School Program Started

Immunization Clinic Started

St. Paul Children's Foundation Created as a Separate 501(c)3

1990

1993

1994

1995

1996

Food Pantry & Clothes Closet Created

Medical Clinic Building Built

Andrews Park Built

Khakis For Kids Began

Santa's Secret Workshop Began

Donation Building Built

Community Centered Health Home Program Started

Named Changed to St Paul Children's Services

Named Foster Care Center of Excellence

1999

2002

2004

2005

2006

2008

2011

2012

2013

2017

2019

2020

2021

2021

Acquired Wellness Center Building

Dental Clinic Started

Administration Building Built

Summer Program Started

Annex Building Built to House Khakis for Kids

Add Social Work and Counseling Services

Added Eye Clinic

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