Children’s Safe Harbor, a nonprofit organization that provides services and support to children who have been victims of abuse or trauma, announced Sept. 22 it will break ground on its new permanent home in Conroe in November.

During the organization’s 25th anniversary luncheon Sept. 22, the Conroe-based organization also introduced its new branding, including a new logo and tagline: "Justice, Healing, Hope."

The organization has helped 26,350 children as of 2023 across Montgomery, San Jacinto and Walker counties, said Victoria Constance, executive director of Children’s Safe Harbor, during the luncheon.

The details

The new facility will be situated on 17.6 acres at 3006 N. Loop 336 E., Conroe, and is set to break ground this November, Constance said, and construction is planned to take 13 months to complete.

The new facility, Constance said, will function as a safe haven and support center for abused children and their families as well as the individuals working to protect them. The facility will focus on counseling, therapy, education and training.

Children's Safe Harbor is currently housed at 1519 Odd Fellow St., Conroe, with a single floor consisting of an annex for counseling. Another counseling building is located at 12603 Hwy. 105, Conroe. The new facility will be consolidated within the 17.6 acres.

Children's Safe Harbor’s new Conroe campus is planned to have the following amenities, Constance said:
  • Law enforcement area
  • Conference and training center for community events
  • Healing garden
  • Space for counseling programs
  • Family-based safety services area to support parenting and education for non-offending family members
  • Gym
  • Dining center
One more thing

State Rep. Will Metcalf, R-Conroe, announced during the luncheon that $5 million from the state’s budget during the legislative session, facilitated through the Department of Family and Protective Services, will contribute to the construction of a new permanent home for Children's Safe Harbor.

The organization set a goal of $15 million to fund the new campus and were at the halfway point prior to the donation from the state, according to Children's Safe Harbor.

In addition, The Woodforest Charitable Foundation committed $2.5 million for the naming rights of the new building in June 2022, according to the Children's Safe Harbor website.