Starry Inc.

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STARRY nurtures children, strengthens families, and restores hope through counseling, family support, foster care, and adoption. We provide high quality services that have a lasting impact on Texas families. Although we have separate programs we are tied together in our mission to increase the amount of Texas families who are connected and thriving.

STARRY offers comprehensive counseling that's guided by grace and love. We also provide compassionate guidance to families as they navigate the foster care and adoption process. In our Fatherhood Program we take a father positive approach to champion the work that Dads are doing. All of our Programs share the belief that our communities deserve an invested, trauma-informed, and high quality agency to help their families learn and grow. We hope you will learn more and partner with us!

STARRY provides trauma-informed care to clients by using Trust-Based Relational Intervention®. We work to meet the needs of the body, soul, and spirit of children by using the TBRI® principles of connecting, empowering, and correcting.

STARRY's Foster Care program is partially funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and our Counseling Program is partially funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Service- Prevention and Early Intervention- FAYS Program.

STARRY currently serves children on an emergency basis from newborn to 17 years old who have been removed from their homes by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) due to abuse and/or neglect.

STARRY also provides crisis intervention services and solution-focused counseling in 32 Texas counties. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include individual, family, and group counseling, along with child abuse prevention services.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Starry Inc.
1300 N Mays St
Round Rock, TX 78664


Phone: 512-388-8290


Organization details

EIN: 043589689

CEO/President: Richard Singleton

Chairman: Amy Phillips

Board size: 7


Year founded: 2002

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2003


Ensuring that every child across Texas has a healthy, forever family. We serve children and their families whether they are navigating through the foster care and adoption system or are seeking family support services such as counseling, youth skills, and parenting skills. STARRY offers comprehensive, compassionate services guided by grace and love.

Mission statement

We nurture children, strengthen families, and restore hope through counseling, foster care, and adoption. STARRY's mission is to support children, youth, and parents in crisis through services that protect, educate, and promote strong families.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating5 of 8571 of 21
Fund acquisition rating9 of 8571 of 21
Resource allocation rating6 of 8571 of 21
Asset utilization rating107 of 8574 of 21

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$553,229$598,035$810,822$1,452,985$921,709
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$553,429$598,235$811,022$1,453,185$921,909
Long-term investments$663,699$2,125,144$997,951$1,262,320$1,274,739
Fixed assets$1,211$3,443$10,218$21,640$33,961
Other long-term assets$1,835,976$717,144$1,238,652$187,444$439,777
Total long-term assets$2,500,886$2,845,731$2,246,821$1,471,404$1,748,477
Total assets$3,054,315$3,443,966$3,057,843$2,924,589$2,670,386
Payables and accrued expenses$283,184$263,187$217,421$201,392$142,537
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$283,184$263,187$217,421$201,392$142,537
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$283,184$263,187$217,421$201,392$142,537
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$309,595$361,199$354,338$340,310
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,771,131$3,180,779$2,840,422$2,723,197$2,527,849
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Total contributions$5,414,287$5,537,629$5,139,898$5,007,190$4,103,016
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$44,905$26,995$23,517$12,590$7,006
Other revenue$622$8,421$16,972$69,058$37,751
Total other revenue$45,527$35,416$40,489$81,648$44,757
Total revenue$5,459,814$5,573,045$5,180,387$5,088,838$4,147,773
Program services$5,856,878$5,196,811$5,066,493$4,871,664$4,073,764
Management and general$13,600$14,614$10,270$9,187$8,218
Total expenses$5,908,024$5,243,401$5,097,572$4,904,707$4,116,604
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($448,210)$329,644$82,815$184,131$31,169
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($448,210)$329,644$82,815$184,131$31,169


Todd RobersonVice Chair & Trustee$242,228
Richard SingletonPresident$175,880

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/1/2021. To update the information below, please email:


The services currently offered by STARRY began when Texas Baptist Children's Home (TBCH) opened an emergency shelter for children in the 1970s. On March 1, 1991, TBCH began non-residential community-based counseling services to children and families in the local community. In 2001, that program became known as STARRY, an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit agency. STARRY added foster care to its services in 2004 and adoption services in 2006.

Program accomplishments

Our Impact:

16,161 families and children served last year

19 years of making a difference

Over 25,000 hours of counseling and training last year