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Burke center for youth strives to promote healing and inspire hope to children in crisis.
Founded in 1973 as a residential treatment program on a Driftwood, Texas ranch, Burke Center for Youth is now composed of three divisions: Pathfinder's Ranch, Child Placement Agency, and Transition Homes. Pathfinder's Ranch is Burke Center for Youth's residential treatment facility for 11-17-year-old boys who have been victims of abuse. In 1990, Burke Center Child Placement Agency was created to help find the perfect foster or forever home for any child in need around Texas, whether male or female. There are currently four active offices in the state. In 2016, Burke Center Transition Homes are the next phase in our organization's journey to help foster children not only look forward, but move forward, as well. Burke Center Transition homes are a residential program for young men from the state of Texas who have aged out of foster care and will not be able to live independently yet. Whether through treatment, placement, or a little extra stability, the ultimate goal at Burke Center for Youth is to help children rebuild their lives in a manner that will break the cycle of abuse and give them the tools necessary to succeed in life.