All Proceeds from Healing Hearts Gala on March 24 will benefit Krause Children’s Center in Katy

Healing Hearts Gala will be on Saturday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at Royal Sonesta Houston at 2222 West Loop South

Nonprofit, Upbring, invites anyone who believes all children deserve to be seen, valued and celebrated to attend Healing Hearts Gala

Healing Hearts Gala proceeds will benefit programs and initiatives at Krause Children’s Center, including in-depth clinical therapy, spiritual care, life skills development opportunities, on-site education and much-needed renovations that support childhood trauma survivors on their courageous healing journeys.

Healing Hearts Gala will feature a Classic Hollywood theme, live big band music and dancing. Silent and live auctions will include items such as a jersey signed by José Altuve of the Houston Astros and a piece of art by one of the girls at Krause Children’s Center.

Guests will also be treated to a drama featuring a member of the Concordia Lutheran High School drama department. The drama will portray the life-changing transformations being made by the children who call Krause home.

In 2017, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services confirmed 63,657 cases of child abuse and neglect across Texas. The Houston region accounted for 10,130 of those cases. Upbring believes all Texans share the responsibility for protecting our children and giving them the opportunity to live bright futures.


Girls served at Upbring Krause Children’s Center are far more than a number, a label or a statistic. They have survived extraordinarily hard circumstances. These girls are warriors and survivors. Each girl who comes through our residential programs brings their own dreams, talents and abilities, and it’s our joy to provide them a safe place to grow and thrive.

Many of the girls arrive at Krause after experiencing severe abuse or neglect. These courageous young women are between the ages of 12-17, and they begin to grow and heal through in-depth clinical therapy, personal development activities and spiritual care in a safe setting.

Girls stay an average of six to eight months and begin to feel a restored sense of hope in their futures – thanks to the support of Krause’s staff and therapists specializing in Trauma-Informed Care. Often during the healing process, girls discover special interests and talents and begin to live a healthy lifestyle. Many girls are either reunited with biological family or connected with a loving foster family after living at Krause.

Krause Children’s Center in Katy offers:

  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Ongoing psychiatrist monitoring and medication management
  • On-site medical and nursing care
  • Therapeutic recreation daily
  • Experiential therapy
  • On-campus education through Trinity Charter Schools
  • Life skills groups
  • Variety of regular activities (community outings, arts & crafts, gardening, yoga, dance, animal-assisted groups and more)
  • Spiritual growth (individual and group counseling, church services and bible study)

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