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.

St. Paul Timeline 

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1980's

The neighborhood was the dividing line between two gangs.

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1990

Wonderful Wednesdays
After School Program Started.

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1993

  Food Pantry & Clothes Closet Created

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1994

Immunization Clinic Started

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1995

St. Paul Medical Building Built

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1996

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

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1999

Acquired Wellness Center Building

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2002

Andrews Park Built

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2004

St. Paul Dental Clinic Started

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2005

Khakis For Kids Program Began

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2006

Administration Building Built

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2008

Santa's Secret Workshop Began

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2011

Summer Program Started & Kidd Field Built

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2012

Donation building Built 

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2013

Annex Building Built to House Khakis for Kids

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2017

Community Centered Health Home Program Started

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2019

Added Social Work and Counseling Services

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2020

Named Changed to St Paul Children's Services

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2021

Added St. Paul Eye Clinic

Day Care

2021

Named Foster Care Center of Excellence