Over forty years ago, Rosemary Burke and Charlie Campise had a dream to help the foster children of Texas. Burke Center for Youth was opened in 1973 as a residential treatment center at Pathfinder’s Ranch in Driftwood, Texas. Rosemary’s dream grew twenty years later, and Burke Center expanded to include the Child Placement and Adoption Agency with 5 locations around the state. In 2016, Burke Center Transition Homes became the third branch in our organization.
All children deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to flourish. Through therapeutic treatment, foster care, and adoption or reunification, our ultimate goal is to help children rebuild their lives in a manner that will break the cycle of abuse and give them the tools necessary to flourish.