This homeschool support group was first established in Spring as a Christian organization in 1985 with a 25 family membership. Our group flourished concurrently with the growth of the homeschool movement in the state and nation and reached up to as many as 100 families spanning throughout the North Suburban area of Houston. Support groups and other organizations have been born out of ICARE serving the community in different capacities. ICARE has remained intact through the years due to the Godly foundation on which it was built and the passing on of that to successive membership. ICARE has always been a ministry-led group, not an activity-led group; the activities serve as the icing on the cake. ICARE became a subsidiary of BACHEN (Bay Area Christian Home Educators Network, Inc.) A recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in December of 2005. This status is opening new opportunities for ICARE to be of service to the homeschool community.