Children at Heart Ministries

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Children At Heart Ministries is a family of ministries dedicated to transforming the lives of all children and families. Our ministries provide those who are most vulnerable with the support and structure they need to find hope, heal, and put their lives back on track. Our ministries include Gracewood, Miracle Farm, STARRY, and Texas Baptist Children's Home.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Children at Heart Ministries
1301 N Mays St
Round Rock, TX 78664


Phone: 512-255-3668


Organization details

EIN: 203901685

CEO/President: Todd Roberson

Chairman: Linda Bebee

Board size: 18

Founder: Louis & Billie Sue Henna

Year founded: 2006

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2003


Our ministries are an extension of Christ's love.

Faith is the basis of what we do. Faith enables those who come to us lost and broken to lean on God when they need Him most. We do our part, offering our children and families grace, hope, healing, and tools for success, while leaving room for God to do His work.

We help those in need help themselves.

Negative family environments that foster neglect, abuse, and poverty are often cyclical-our goal is to break that cycle and inspire generational change. However, we don't just hand those we serve a future; we support them and teach them how to achieve it themselves.

We remain focused on family.

You can't "structure" a child into better behavior; you have to "relationship" them there. In addition to working with children in crisis, we strive to restore families whenever possible.

We help children from hard places recover from trauma.

We use Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI), a systematic and therapeutic approach, to help children and their families heal from complex developmental traumas. This trauma-informed intervention allows us to get to the root of the problem with the goal of a lasting positive result through highly personalized care.

We never charge a fee for our support.

We are proud to be able to offer our services and programs at no cost to any and all children and families in crisis who are eligible. Children At Heart Ministries is blessed to have long standing partnerships with state funding sources, however we're funded primarily by generous donations from our local communities.

We envision hope and a promising future for all children and families.

Mission statement

Children At Heart is a family of Christian ministries that exists to honor God and build a better world by serving children and strengthening families.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating852 of 94056 of 59
Fund acquisition rating938 of 94259 of 59
Resource allocation rating936 of 94258 of 59
Asset utilization rating303 of 94022 of 59

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$421,571$454,100$413,516$426,599$489,795
Short-term investments$494,757$751,263$674,342$725,881$648,589
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,844,141$3,897,317$2,838,056$3,666,141$3,329,633
Long-term investments$17,947$9,269$9,721$28,862$284,597
Fixed assets$67,458$65,886$115,488$206,614$313,898
Other long-term assets$72,564$79,369$101,513$21,887$16,695
Total long-term assets$157,969$154,524$226,722$257,363$615,190
Total assets$3,002,110$4,051,841$3,064,778$3,923,504$3,944,823
Payables and accrued expenses$431,926$406,809$492,499$371,019$308,624
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$431,926$406,809$492,499$371,019$308,624
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$359,852$1,308,921$174,959$1,052,456$1,163,945
Total long-term liabilities$359,852$1,308,921$174,959$1,052,456$1,163,945
Total liabilities$791,778$1,715,730$667,458$1,423,475$1,472,569
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$1,785,917$1,886,156$1,978,129$2,132,323$2,058,025
With donor restrictions$424,415$449,955$419,191$367,706$414,229
Net assets$2,210,332$2,336,111$2,397,320$2,500,029$2,472,254
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Total contributions$3,663,768$4,377,904$3,492,849$4,885,828$4,202,574
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$37,024$63,791$112,511($28,550)$10,349
Other revenue$55,354$412$8,231$1,208$31,380
Total other revenue$92,378$64,203$120,742($27,342)$41,729
Total revenue$3,756,146$4,442,107$3,613,591$4,858,486$4,244,303
Program services$1,908,285$2,610,451$1,817,702$2,581,325$2,058,478
Management and general$290,185$270,065$277,640$321,214$331,558
Total expenses$3,857,788$4,502,865$3,718,908$4,848,731$4,415,243
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($101,642)($60,758)($105,317)$9,755($170,940)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($101,642)($60,758)($105,317)$9,755($170,940)


Todd RobersonPresident/CEO$242,228
Kirk KriegelExecutive Vice President$201,634
Joshua PlumleySenior Director of Develop$145,488
Stephanie OchoaController$141,229
Susan WalkerDirector of Donor Relation$127,436

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/6/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Children At Heart Ministries is a family of Christian ministries that began in 1950, when Louis & Billie Sue Henna of Round Rock, Texas, donated the land and first five buildings to the Baptist General Convention of Texas to establish Texas Baptist Children's Home to serve dependent and neglected children.

Over the years, as the needs of families and children have evolved, so too has our family of ministries evolved to meet those needs. The expanding structure began in 2001, when separate 501(c)3 organizations were formed for Gracewood, Miracle Farm, STARRY, and Texas Baptist Children's Home.

In 2006, all of the ministries began operating under the Children At Heart Ministries brand.

The Children At Heart Foundation manages an endowment, which benefits the ministries through annual grants. Texas Baptist Children's Home and Family Services operates as the property-holding entity for all of the ministries.

Program accomplishments

Because of you, children and families experience hope and a promising future.

18,225 children and families served last year.

70 years of making a difference.

33,901 hours of counseling provided last year.