Sammy’s House started out in 1999 as a home-based child care center in Austin, Texas that served four infants and toddlers who were medically fragile. The overwhelming response from parents and therapeutic professionals made it apparent that there was a pressing need for this type of care in central Texas. To help meet this need, a group of families and concerned professionals came together to form a nonprofit organization and develop a service model, then began making plans to establish a larger, centrally located center that could serve more families.
This new nonprofit – what became Sammy’s House – opened a child development program in March 2002. Our respite care program began in 2003, and our therapeutic equipment loaning program began in 2004. The child development center and the respite care program remain the foundation of our operations.