WACO - A child care ministry in Waco is gearing up to possibly house children removed from a polygamist compound.
In the last 48 hours nearly 200 women and children have been removed from that secret religious retreat in West Texas that was built by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.
NewsWest 9's sister station in Waco, KXXV-TV, reports that a Central Texas organization has heard from the state and they're making preparations.
The Methodist Church was contacted Thursday by Child Protective Services. During that phone call a CPS official wanted to know if they had enough beds and enough space to house at least some of the more than 130 children removed from the polygamist compound. The Methodist Church operates a large children's home in North Waco.
The facility hasn't received any of those children at this time.
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