Frequently Asked Questions
Have you ever had a question and didn’t know where to find the answer? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This section is a compilation of answers to the questions most commonly asked by our constituents. Just start by following one of the links below.
If you can’t find the question you wanted to ask, don’t hesitate to contact us.
- What does your organization do?
- Do you have a license to care for children?
- What fees do you charge to care for children?
- If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?
- How long are children allowed to stay at Cherokee Home?
- Do the children in care attend public school?
- Do you live on native land?
What does your organization do?
Our organization provides children a safe and nurturing Christian home during times of family crises.
Do you have a license to care for children?
Yes, we are licensed by the state of Texas as a Basic Care Program. We serve children ages 2 to 18.
What fees do you charge to care for children?
We provide services to children at no cost. There is no application fee or any other fees for care. We receive donations from Churches of Christ, individuals, and other concerned groups which allows us to take care of children without having to ask for funds from a hurting family.
If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?
We have a responsibility to our community and our donors and work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization. We make our IRS Form 990 available for review, as required by law.
How long are children allowed to stay at Cherokee Home?
If necessary, children may stay at CHC until they graduate high school. If the child is placed privately, he or she may return home at anytime that the placing family member is prepared to take the child back. There is no time limit on care that a child may receive.
Do the children in care attend public school?
Yes, our children attend school at the Cherokee Independent School District, just 2 miles from Cherokee Home. The school bus takes them to school and brings them home. The school district is very small which provides many benefits to our children: low teacher/student ratio; opportunity to be active participants in all athletic and academic events; close relationships between our staff and the administration and teachers employed by the school.
Do you live on native land?
While the name Cherokee Home for Children may lead you to believe we care for Native American children only, our name comes from the town of Cherokee where we are located. We care for children of all ethnicities and backgrounds.