Who We Are

We here at Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home have made it our mission to love and care for as many children as we can. We are a dedicated to providing the very best physical, psychological, and spiritual care for school-aged children who have been neglected, abused, or are in need of a safe home.

Over 50 Years of Caring for Children

Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit ministry, is dedicated to providing the very best physical, psychological, and spiritual care for school-aged children who are neglected, abused, or in need of supervision. We care for these children without regard for their race, religion, culture, national origin, financial status, or social status. Our long-term residential care is provided through a family setting centered around Christian love, example, and teaching. We strive to instill individual worth in each child while preparing them for responsible adulthood. Where possible, we work to reunite each child with his/her family.

Our History

We have had 50 years of success caring for children all over the Albuquerque region and greater New Mexico. Our story begins in the 1960’s. The elders of the University Church of Christ had a dream to open a foster home for “… children that have been neglected, abused or are in need of supervision”. They tirelessly worked at this dream until finally the dream was realized. The Taylors, members of the University Church of Christ, donated the site of their ranch headquarters as the location of the Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home. Hence, the Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home was born. In June of 1970, records indicate ACCH housed its very first children, providing them with the proper care and nurturing they so desperately needed.

From its inception to now, we have given care to over 600 children and helped over 200 families. The mission of ACCH is simple: provide the very best physical, psychological, and spiritual care to school-aged children. We are humbled and honored to love and provide for God’s children in this way. As we have the space and financial resources available, we continue to care for all children who need us, regardless of their race, religion, culture, national origin, financial status, or social status. May we continue to walk where God leads and provide a safe haven for children in need.

Our Campus

Our picturesque 6 acre property, located near the Rio Grande River on the west side of Albuquerque, provides a serene and peaceful atmosphere for the children and houseparents. When you arrive on campus you will be greeted by a line of beautiful fruit trees and various plants along with our resident box turtle’s habitat.

Each cottage has a master apartment for the houseparents and is equipped with independent rooms with private baths, a closet, and beds for the children. A large kitchen and laundry room are equipped with modern appliances. A large living room and dining room allow all of the family to gather for meals and social time.

Other campus features include playgrounds, grass parks, a basketball court and lots of places for the children to ride their bikes. We also have a large garden that provides fresh vegetables for the children during the growing season. The campus is also served by a vocational/technical building and a small administrative office.


Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors and we accept no state or federal funding. We rely strictly on the generosity of private donations from individuals, churches, businesses, and foundations.

Please consider a tax deductible donation today!

The number of children in foster care is staggering, with even fewer homes in which to place them. Your gift will help ensure a safe haven for one more abused, abandoned, or neglected child. Thank you!

Please call us with questions you may have. We’d be happy to show you around our campus and discuss ways you may be able to help. 

We’d love to hear from you!

Staff Members: Office

Pat Brown


who to contact if you know of a child who needs our help

Alicia O'Rear

Development Director

who to contact for speaking at churches, businesses or organizations, questions about how to help

Andrea Schneider

Bookkeeper | Office Manager

Jim Palmer

Maintenance Supervisor

who to contact for group volunteering on campus, specialty project volunteering, and campus maintenance volunteering

Staff Members: Houseparents

Chase & Shayla Moss


Garrett & Jessie Schmille


Allie Noble

Relief Houseparent

Board of Directors

Rick Alcon, President

Craig Sadberry, Vice President

Jim Guthrie, Treasurer

Tiffany Hendricks, Secretary

Randy Allen, Board Member

Get Involved

There are many ways to help our cause


We do not take any state or federal funding, so we rely solely on donations from businesses, organizations, and churches, and individuals like you.


There are many ways to help us out, whether it’s your small group doing a food drive for our pantry, procuring items for our annual auction, working odd jobs around our campus, or spending time with our children.