Bokenkamp Children’s Shelter opened in 2006 in Corpus Christi, TX. This facility, named after a generous donor who had a heart for the struggles of children who have to flee from war and violence, temporarily houses hundreds of unaccompanied children who find rest and safety while surrounded by its walls. While Bokenkamp Children’s Shelter is state licensed to care for children ages 0-17, it currently serves children between the ages of 12 and 17.
The children we serve at this facility receive lifesaving support, including food, clothing, shelter, case management, education and clinical, medical and spiritual care. Upbring makes sure that children at Bokenkamp receive 24-hour support and supervision. Our goal is to encourage their personal and academic development and empower them with the skills and resources they need to have productive lives once they are reunified with family members or a sponsor.
- Bilingual educational opportunities
- Computer instruction
- Outdoor recreation
- Arts and crafts, music, life skills and group activities by volunteers
- Clinical, medical and spiritual care
- Home-like environment
- Case Management services
- Transportation services
- Access to legal services