Sheila’s Supply Closet

supporting former foster youth in texas

Household Necessities

Sheila’s Supply Closet

As young adults age out of foster care, they can choose to go into extended foster care or supervised independent living until they are 21. In both cases, they receive subsidized housing as long as they are working part-time and attending school. We partner with these housing faciliites, called transitional living organizations, across the state where we provide a Sheila’s Supply Closet. This closet is stocked with hygiene and household necessitieis for the young adults. Our goal with this program is to increase the access young adults have to hygiene supplies, which helps their physical and mental wellbeing. This program also reduces the amount of money young adults have to spend on these items.

This program is named in honor of our founder, Whitney’s, mom, Sheila. Sheila had a generous heart for serving others and was a shopper extraordinaire. She loved to find deals and then give them to those who needed it most. Many of the life lessons she taught Whitney are reflected in all we do at Bates Mission.

photo of family with water and mountain background
table of cleaning supplies
table of hygiene supplies
shelves with household items

Program Support

How You Can Help

$250 – Fill a Shelf

Supplies to support 5 young adults for 3 months

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$1,000 – Stock a Closet

Supplies to support 20 young adults for 3 months

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Every dollar helps us provide household necessities!


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1904 S. Bagdad Road, #2

Leander, TX 78641


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