TRIO is officially announcing our new Executive Director, Phyllis Renfrow. She has actually been hard at work since October, learning the ropes and doing a great job. Her experience prior to Amy’s House includes case management and developmental instruction as an early intervention specialist of Childteam (an MHMR program). She was also a human resources […]

Our Giving Tree

We are so excited about the installation of our beautiful donor recognition tree!! The entry wall looks bejeweled. It was a big project, but Dennis Smith from Fast Signs and his helper got it put together in one day. Click below to watch a quick slideshow of the installation. If anyone wants to have a […]

With Grateful Hearts

First, TRIO wants to thank all the people who made donations during our recent Facebook fund drive on Giving Tuesday in December. The money generated and matched by Facebook will cover half of the cost of our donor tree which is in the process of production. More details about the tree will be in the […]

A Month of Blessings

October has been a month of blessings for Amy’s House. As a more normal community life is beginning to resume, we were able to do a couple of presentations about organ and tissue donation. Margaret Henderson spoke to the Lambda Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma in Copperas Cove. The members presented a generous donation […]

Applause Please

Amy’s House wants to express great gratitude to the Fikes Foundation for the award of a generous grant to further the mission of our hospitality house. Below is a photo of our Executive Director Jim Fly accepting a check from a representative of the foundation.

Picnic Anyone?

We are so pleased to announce that our beautiful patio furniture has finally arrived. This will give guests another option for a place to dine and visit in an outdoor setting. We are so grateful to the Temple Bio-Science District for funding the purchase of the furniture.

Change Is Coming

We are in the process of changing TRIO’s official mailing address. From now on, please send any correspondence to: TRIO Central Texas 2114 S. 15th St Temple, Texas 76504 We are also unveiling our new website You can reach us by email at At our first face-to-face meeting in over a year, the […]

A Long-Overdue Recognition

Back on January 26, 2021, the Carpenter Foundation awarded us a very generous grant that helped pay for a good chunk of the furniture at Amy’s House. We could not have accomplished our goals without the help of generous donors like the Carpenter Foundation. Below is a photo of our president, John Henderson, receiving the […]


A round of applause is due to the Temple Lady Lions Club members and their hubbies for coming to wash the outside windows at Amy’s House on May 3rd and for bringing us much needed paper towels, snacks, and coffee. A few Lions posed by our front door. Amy’s House is seeing an increasing number […]