The Blanton Place for Encouragement @ High Plains




High Plains Children's Home and Family Services, Inc. (HPCH) is a Texas chartered, non-profit organization with the expressed purpose "to establish, maintain, endow and operate a Home for children and adults with special needs who are orphaned, neglected, abused, dependent, underprivileged or otherwise taken advantage of". 

HPCH is a Basic Residential Child Care facility fully licensed by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services and the Texas Department of Health. Executive Director Drew Perkins, Director of Children's Services Lecia Moody and Director of Capital Planning Gary Gibson all maintain a Texas Child Care Administrator's License. HPCH is also home to Pa & Megan's Place @ High Plains, an independent living community for adults with special needs.

Established in 1967 as a 501(c)(3) by the churches of Christ, HPCH now celebrates 50 years of caring for over 3,000 children, both boys and girls, with 500 of these children placed for adoption. 

The Home accepts children from all religious, ethnic and financial backgrounds. 

HPCH is situated on a spacious 100-acre campus located at 11461 South Western Street, 1.5 miles south of Hollywood Road  (South Loop 335) in Amarillo, Texas. 


Our children at High Plains come from many different backgrounds, which includes those who have been orphaned, homeless, abused or neglected. The Home provides assistance to one, two and no-parent families with special emphasis given to children. 

Resident referrals originate from Private, County Juvenile Probation and Children's Protective Services (CPS) placements. 

HPCH serves children primarily from Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas.


Our 100-acre campus incorporates nine residential "cottages" which includes our community for adults with special needs. Normally each children's cottage houses either eight young men or eight young women. The Home is blessed to be able to accommodate a number of sibling groups by allowing brothers and sisters to grow up together.

Our children typically range in age from  5-17 years. 

Campus capacity is currently 40 residents.

Our children attend Canyon ISD schools which include Randall High, Westover Park Junior High, Greenways Intermediate, Gene Howe Elementary and Sundown Lane Elementary.