The “Child of God Bed Ministry” was created to provide beds for children being served by Child Protective Services. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) does everything they can to keep families together — we work with Child and Protective Services (CPS). One way is to make sure every child in the home has their own bed to sleep in. Some families have children sleeping on pallets on the floor, some on couches, and some sleep 2, 3, or more in the same bed. Woodland provides these beds at no cost to families.
Woodland has received grants from Home Depot, 84 Lumber, Walmart, Sam’s Club, HEB, Greehey Family Foundation, and San Antonio Area Foundation. We use grants and donations to purchase lumber, hardware, mattresses, mattress covers, pillows, and bedding.
We have volunteers who build most of the beds (we’ve purchased a few). We have volunteers who deliver the beds. We’ve partnered with South Texas Alliance for Orphans and First Baptist Church to help us deliver and assemble beds. South Texas Alliance for Orphans is an organization that helps churches in serving foster children and their families.
Woodland is now part of CarePortal (as of 01/12/2023). We use CarePortal to receive and respond to needs. If you are part of the Woodland Child of God Bed Ministry, we recommend joining CarePortal as part of the Woodland Child of God Bed Ministry Response Team. You will be able to see needs and be activated to help meet those needs. Click here to join the Response Team. Click here to view the CarePortal needs. Click here to learn more about CarePortal.