Hendrick Home for Children | Abilene, Texas in Taylor County
A major mark on the city, the region, and more importantly the lives of thousands of future children, came in 1938 when Tom hired renowned Abilene architect David S. Castle to design Hendrick Home for Children. A year later, in June 1939, the Home opened with twelve children from three families.
The 52-acre campus serves as “home” to approximately 50 children in the Basic Care program and another 25 people in the Family Care program. The campus has three family-style cottages, two town homes and the two-story main building. The campus also includes a gymnasium, a swimming pool, a horse barn and four employee homes. The living quarters of the main building are dedicated to the Family Care program, with 14 apartments for single parents and their children. There is an administrative office, and the campus kitchen.