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Ben’s Story: “Care and Ministry Designed Just for Me”

When I was about 14-15 years old, I was completely out of control and in a juvenile detention center in Waco, Texas. I had no regard for my safety or anyone else's. While there, I had been locked in a cell — meant to hold a kid for 48 hours — for three straight months. My parents had hired an attorney to keep me in jail and ultimately have me tried as an adult. Our family was in a crisis and we desperately needed intervention...

Then & Now

Over the last eighteen months, Youth-Reach Houston has been understaffed, which means that our operations staff members have worked extra hours and carried extra burdens so that the boys would never notice any lack of care.

Out & About

In the last few weeks the boys have been blessed with some very cool opportunities: tickets to see the Houston Texans and a trip to Newman's Castle...

A Bittersweet Goodbye

Last month, I was notified that Cameron Combs had passed away. Cameron was a much-loved Youth-Reach son from 2019 who impacted all of us in a very real way. At his Celebration of Life, I was honored to share how, while at Youth-Reach, Cameron surrendered his life to Jesus.

New Education Center Almost Complete

We're excited to share that the new Dr. Charles E. Cowles, Jr. Education Center is on schedule for our August 15th completion date! This educational environment is designed in a way that distractions can be easily minimized. We'll have space for guest speakers to be brought in to enhance the boys' opportunities to gain specialized knowledge.

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