Waco Rainbow Room

Waco Rainbow Room

The Waco Rainbow Room is a 24/7 resource center located within the Child Protective Services (CPS) offices where caseworkers can gather new and essential items needed for youth and families. We stock everything from toiletries to clothing to car seats.

Sometimes, the seemingly smallest items can make the biggest difference in a child’s life.  By supporting the Waco Rainbow Room, you’ll make an immediate and powerful difference in the safety, health, and comfort of children in Waco, TX. Whether it’s a blanket, a toothbrush or a holiday present, every item matters.

The Rainbow Room provides emergency resources
to children connected to Child Protective Services.

FIND A WAY

that  You  can help

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Donate Funds

Donate Funds

Donate to support children in CPS care in Waco, TX.

Donate Items

Donate Items

Sign up to receive monthly emails via our Rainbow Room Round-Up. These emails help us "round up" the items we need to restock our shelves.

Donate Your Time

Give Your Time

Host a Rainbow Room donation drive and encourage friends, family, coworkers, or classmates to participate as a team.

Partnerships for Children's programs in Waco also include Holiday Wishes and the Heart Gallery of Central Texas.

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Holiday Wishes

We create holiday memories for children with an open CPS case in Central Texas by matching them with community donors to fulfill their gift wishes. Holiday Wishes Turns wishes into Smiles for over 1,000 youth in the Waco area. 

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Heart Gallery of Central Texas

We help connect families interested in adoption to children in the care of CPS who seek relational permanency. Over the years, the Heart Gallery has featured almost 600 youth and more than 350 of them have found their forever homes.

Interested in volunteering to help raise awareness for children in the Heart Gallery?
Become a volunteer photographer or host a Heart Gallery exhibit.
Visit our newest Heart Gallery exhibit, on display though March, at TFNB Your Bank for Life.

Be the difference.

Help us connect children to homes, ease transitions, heal trauma, and enhance community. Everything you do makes an impact. In 2021:

Children served in our programs
Filled backpacks given out to children
$+
worth of inventory distributed

Our History in Waco

  • 1989–1998

    1998

    With the help of First Lady of Texas, Laura Bush, Rainbow Rooms were developed and replicated throughout Texas.  These 24/7 resource rooms are available for caseworkers to utilize for the youth connected to Child Protective Services. The Junior League of Waco managed the Waco Rainbow Room. 

  • Nov 12, 2017

    2011

    Partnerships for Children expanded their geographic coverage for their Holiday Wishes program to include 22 counties in the Central Texas Region (Region 7).  This included over 250 youth from the Greater Waco community.  This past December, that number increased to over 1000 youth served. 

  • Nov 12, 2017

    2014

    Partnerships for Children announced their newest program, the Heart Gallery of Central Texas. This program helps hard-to-place children who’ve been waiting to be adopted, find their forever family.  This outreach program covers all of Region 7 and provides both education and support for families interested in learning more about the foster care system and adoption in Central Texas. 

  • Nov 12, 2017

    2019

    Ownership of the Waco Rainbow Room was conveyed to Partnerships for Children.  In June, PFC hired a part-time Waco Rainbow Room Coordinator to maintain inventory, work with the caseworkers, and build community support in the Greater Waco area.

  • Nov 12, 2017

    2021

    Over the past two years PFC has expanded services in the Rainbow Room and decreased wait times for youth and CPS workers for requested items. Our accessibility to CPS, efficient practices, and our ability to connect with kids at all stages in their lives allow us to better serve those who need us most by providing real and impactful solutions.

Waco Rainbow Room Sponsor

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Schedule a tour, a donation drop off, or reach out with any questions:

Robert Satchell
Waco Rainbow Room Program Coordinator

robert@partnershipsforchildren.org
737-285-7189

801 Austin Avenue
Waco, TX 76701

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