Depelchin Children’s Center


For 118 years, DePelchin has been serving the children and families of the Houston area. The agency was founded in 1892 by Kezia Payne DePelchin to shelter orphaned children. It was originally named the Faith Home, because Mrs. DePelchin had faith in the wonderful business leaders of Houston to support her cause. Although she died within a year, the community leaders, touched by her passion and mission, became united in their determination to carry on her work.

Over the years, DePelchin has expanded and adapted its programs to meet the needs of a dynamic and growing Houston. Today, services are provided in over 60 locations in Harris, Montgomery, Galveston, Ft. Bend and Waller counties.

DePelchin Children's Center serves more than 20,000 children and family members annually through 30 dynamic programs.

Contact Information


Executive Director: Julie Crowe

Phone Number: (713) 330-2335

Fax Number: (713) 802-7640

Email Address:

Physical Address: 4950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77007

Mailing Address: 1700 FM 517 East, Dickinson, TX  77539

SECC Houston# 339040

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