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To transform the lives of disadvantaged children, youth and families by providing hope and support in a nurturing, Christian environment.


Reaching generations by helping children and families find a future filled with hope and promise.


Arms of Hope is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Christian care organization that assists children and single-mother families in need. Arms of Hope’s facilities include Medina Children’s Home (60 miles northwest of San Antonio) and Boles Children’s Home (40 miles northeast of Dallas). The facilities have over 150 years combined experience in comprehensive residential care programs for children. Arms of Hope also reaches disadvantaged children in their own neighborhoods in various communities with its Outreach Ministry programs.

Through its Residential Child Care, Together, College and Career, Right Start, and Outreach Ministry programs, Arms of Hope is committed to providing a safe haven and Christian environment for children and single-mother families by helping them avoid homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect and by leading them to lives of sustaining and productive citizenship. Our residents attend public school, nearby universities or trade schools and participate in school, church and campus activities.

Arms of Hope does not receive federal or state grants. Instead, Arms of Hope relies on caring individuals, businesses, civic groups, churches and foundations for funding and volunteer support.


On April 17, 2009, two great organizations consolidated to form Arms of Hope. Medina Children’s Home and Boles Children’s Home both have rich histories and share identical programs and missions. This partnership brings with it over 160 years of combined experience in caring for children and operates on 650 plus acres. Although both campuses were originally established as homes for orphans, they have expanded to serve the needs of at-risk children and single mothers. Boles and Medina have served thousands of children and single-mother families. Since their founding, both Boles and Medina have had a strong commitment to Christian principles and the spiritual development of the children and mothers in their care.


Our People

Troy RobertsonPresident and Chief Executive Officer

Scott StumboChief Financial Officer

Nathalie McDonaldChief Development Officer


Our People

Jerry CoxChairman – Houston, TX

Mike CalvertExecutive Committee Member – Houston, TX

Scot FoithExecutive Committee Member – Dallas, TX

Beth WalkerExecutive Committee Member & Secretary – Houston, TX

Bruce BarnardUniversal City, TX

Jerry BrowderDenton, TX

Dale HarbisonEdmond, OK

Kevin McDonaldHouston, TX

Randa Upp – Abilene, TX

Dr. Tom WinklerGarland, TX

Jana WoelfelHouston, TX