Protecting Children. Preserving Families. Since 1915.

Through strength-based partnership ACH brings resources and skills to children and families struggling with life's challenges. Together we develop solutions that create safety, hope, love and the capacity to thrive.

You can help give hope

You can help us give abused, neglected and at-risk children the future they deserve by getting involved in the following ways.

We’re ready to help.

Our services are designed to help children, youth and families succeed! From family counseling to specialized services for teens and foster children.

Kids need your help today

Are you ready to make a difference in a child’s life? We are here to help those who have a calling to foster or adopt.
Is ACH Child and Family Services, formerly All Church Home for Children, a religious organization?

ACH Child and Family Services is not affiliated with any specific religious denomination and is not funded as part of the budget of any religious organization. ACH has been nourished by its roots in the Christian faith and believes that faith relationships and faith communities can be a vital source of support for children and families. Spiritual support is provided on a voluntary basis in some of our programs.

Why was it previously called All Church Home for Children?

The name derives from the work of many Fort Worth churches to combine efforts and create needed services for women and children. ACH was founded in 1915 as the Church Women’s Cooperative Home by a group of women from churches of several denominations in the Fort Worth area to help destitute women and children. In the 1930s, a change in services to caring for orphaned and abandoned children led to the name of All Church Home for Children. In 2010, the organization, with input and approval from the collective efforts of its Board of Directors, key stakeholders and agency friends, as well as agency leadership and staff, felt it was time to rebrand and rename. The new brand is designed to better convey the “who” and “what” ACH does as an organization today.

What are the programs of ACH Child and Family Services?

ACH Child and Family Services offers a continuum of services to help children, youth and families overcome life's challenges.

Emergency Services

  • Assessment, Intervention and Referral Services (AIRS)
  • Safe Place
  • Summit Program
  • Turning Point
  • Youth Emergency Shelter

Services for Children (ages 0-9)

  • Assessment, Intervention and Referral Services (AIRS)
  • Behavioral Care
  • Campus Respite
  • Wedgwood Residential Program
  • Youth and Family Counseling

Services for Youth (ages 10-17) and Young Adults (ages 18-21)

  • Assessment, Intervention and Referral Services (AIRS)
  • Campus Respite
  • LIFE (Learning Independence from Experience) Project
  • Safe Place
  • Skill Builder Classes
  • Summit Program
  • Turning Point
  • Wedgwood Residential Program
  • Youth and Family Counseling
  • Youth Emergency Shelter

Services for Families

  • Assessment, Intervention and Referral Services (AIRS)
  • Adoption
  • Families Together
  • Foster Care
  • Skill Builder Classes
  • Youth and Family Counseling

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What is the care philosophy at ACH Child and Family Services?

ACH utilizes a solution-focused, competency-based care approach to working with clients. All ACH services are child-centered and family-focused to best address the needs of children while closely involving families. ACH partners with clients to provide the right services and levels of assistance that will help them overcome life's challenges and achieve their goals.

What kinds of life's challenges bring children, youth and families to ACH Child and Family Services?

Life's challenges can take on many forms: death, divorce, physical illness, mental illness, addiction, homelessness, economic uncertainty, job loss, poverty, family conflict, street violence, sexual or physical abuse, teen pregnancy, gang involvement, runaway, truancy, and/or juvenile offenses.

Why did the Bridge Youth and Family Services and ACH Child and Family Services combine to form one organization?

The Board of Directors determined that children, youth and families struggling with life's challenges could be better served by combining the two organizations. The combined organization has capacity to provide both crisis intervention and long-term services to children, ages 0-18, and their families in five counties.

Who does ACH Child and Family Services serve?

Children, youth and families. Client demographics vary depending on the specific program.

Who is eligible for ACH services?

Any child, youth or family struggling with life's challenges. Eligibility and requirements vary depending on the program. If you need help or know someone who does, don’t worry about what program they will fit into, just call us. ACH intake counselors will find a way to help you even if ACH programs are not a good fit.

Are all of the services of ACH Child and Family Services available to anyone regardless of where they live?

This varies based on the specific program, but most ACH services are available to anyone regardless of where they live.

Where can I get more information about ACH Child and Family Services and its programs and services?

Be our guest at one of our monthly Learning Lunches. These lunches are free and include a presentation about the programs and services offered by ACH Child and Family Services. Find out more about upcoming Learning Lunches.

How do I know which program or service my child, youth or family needs?

Don’t worry about what program they will fit into, just call us. Our intake counselors assess your needs and connect you with the appropriate program. If ACH Child and Family Services is unable to help you, our intake counselors can help you locate other resources in the community.

What do the services of ACH Child and Family Services cost?

ACH charges clients nothing for almost all programs. For the few programs with a small charge, no one is ever denied services because of lack of financial resources or inability to pay.

Who refers children, youth and families to ACH Child and Family Services?

Anyone can make referrals to ACH.

 

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