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New Life Children’s Center (Canyon Lake, Texas) is a children’s treatment center working to restore emotional well being and help the resident girls develop appropriate coping skills on the their journey of healing from severe physical abuse and neglect. Most of these girls will never return home, it isn’t safe. The average length of treatment is 6 months, but the girls can stay as long as 18 months if needed. Once they are well enough to leave New Life, the girls will hopefully be placed with adoptive parents or placed in the foster care system.

Chicktime New Life believes that EVERY girls needs support from those who love her and we enter their lives as caring members of the community focused on their restoration and just doing what we can to bring a bright spot to their lives.



Additional Volunteer Opportunities at New Life~ 

A volunteer packet must be completed to volunteer in these areas:



CHICKTIME – A group of women (daughters can participate as long as they are 12) that come and host three different activities at New Life the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9:30-11:45.  We have done an etiquette class, yoga, zumba, crochet, basketball clinic, arts and crafts, made dog toys for a shelter, a carnival, written thank you notes to soldiers in Afghanistan, packed beans and rice to donate to a local food bank and a very lively Christmas celebration!


SURROGATES – Girls without on-going parent relationships are supported by a local “surrogate parent” volunteer ~ someone to advocate for them in special education planning meetings and to offer encouragement and mentoring.  Time commitment is very flexible.  These people volunteer at Trinity Charter School on the New Life campus.


MASTER GARDENERS – The Comal County Master Gardeners come to New Life on the 4th Monday of each month to plant flowers, dig up weeds and cultivate our gorgeous butterfly garden.  It is a wonder!!


POINT STORE – Volunteers assist in running the point store each Monday from 3:30-5:00 pm. When the girls are on level and have earned at least 376 points, they come by cottages and have 10 minutes to shop.  One week is the left sides of the cottages and the next week it is the right sides.


SHARING HANDS – A group of women who come to New Life and change the theme of the point store each month. They decorate, restock and spruce it up.  The date varies but it is usually on the first Tuesday of each month around 10:00 am.


HAIR STYLISTS – All you need to volunteer in Jayne’s Salon is a license and a pair of scissors.  It is fully stocked.  The hours are flexible.


SPIRITUAL CARE VOLUNTEERS – We have a Spiritual Care Director who coordinates Chapel Services on Mondays from 4:00-5:00 pm and Bible Studies after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  She needs spiritual mentors and Pastors to lead chapel.


No paperwork is needed for the following:


DONATION DIVAS – Come for fun as we sort donations and lovingly prepare them for the girls.  Please let me know when you are available.  Groups of all ages welcome!



  • Lip glosses (no glass and no other make-up items)
  • Rugs (small colored throw rugs for the bedside)
  • House shoes (really cute fun ones)
  • Journals (no spirals)
  • Hair gel (straight or curly hair and African American like ampro or eco)
  • Fun pillows (to decorate their beds)
  • Posters
  • Forever stamps (for letters)
  • Cute stuffed animals
  • Board Games & cards
  • Socks (Colored or white but ankle or short only)
  • Non-chocolate candy (skittles, starburst, wonka, sour strings)
  • 8 pack 12 oz. (plastic bottles only) rootbeer, orange, mountain dew, coke, dr. pepper, big red, sprite and diet coke



  • As an all-girl facility we are always in need of white ankle socks, sports bras (no metal) and underwear (bikini, boy short or low rise, no thongs, please).
  • Tampons (slims, regular).
  • Standard pillows.
  • Towel sets which include bath towel, hand towel and a washcloth.
  • Twin sheet sets (all different colors).



Anything with ANY metal, nothing longer that 7”, sharp edges like mirrors, glass, porcelain, ceramics…..


 ANY QUESTIONS:  Contact Lisa Brown at lisa.brown@upbring.org or 830-964-4390 X 3805


If you would like to donate any of these items, please contact the Administration Office directly at 830-964-4390 X 3805 or visit them online at upbring.org.