What We Do

The Norville Children’s Shelter is an emergency children’s shelter located in Kaufman, TX. We provide a safe, healthy, nurturing environment to children who are separated from their families due to neglect, abuse, abandonment, or who are in the Texas foster care system. We provide programs and services to enhance education/ awareness programs to enhance community action.

Our Mission

The A. Fern Norville Children’s Emergency Shelter is committed to meeting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of the abused child.


The board is committed to innovative methods for providing quality care of children in crisis. The goal is to provide the following for the children at the shelter:

  • Home-like environment
  • Love and understanding
  • Social interaction
  • Self-help skills
  • Personal responsibility