The services currently offered by STARRY began when Texas Baptist Children’s Home (TBCH) opened an emergency shelter for children in the 1970s. On March 1, 1991, TBCH began non-residential community-based counseling services to children and families in the local community. In 2001, that program became known as STARRY, an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit agency. STARRY added foster care to its services in 2004 and adoption services in 2006.
STARRY currently serves children on an emergency basis from newborn to 17 years old who have been removed from their homes by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) due to abuse and/or neglect.
STARRY also provides crisis intervention services and solution-focused counseling in 32 Texas counties. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include individual, family, and group counseling, along with child abuse prevention services.