Trauma-Informed, Family Model of Care
Where It All Started
In 1954, Homer and Lillian Steadman purchased a large home at 1632 East Vickery Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas to provide a home for disadvantaged children. Within a very short time, the Steadmans had ten children in their care.
Realizing that the need was greater than the space they had available, the Steadmans began looking for a larger place to build cottages and provide a traditional home life for more children. In 1956, the Steadmans joined with many other interested families, and were able to purchase a farm in Keller to found Christ’s Haven for Children.
We are different than what most people think of when they hear children’s home. We operate in a trauma-informed, family model of care. That means the children and teens we care for live in a neighborhood of homes as opposed to dormitory style, institutional care.
Our neighborhood of homes currently includes six 3,000-sq ft homes with a set of houseparents caring for 6-8 youth, 3 independent living apartments for our young adults launching into adulthood, 2 playgrounds, basketball courts, a soccer field, a gymnasium, a pool, a Chapel, etc., all situated across 58 acres in the north Fort Worth/Keller area.