Alternative Family Placement
The Home's Alternative Family Placement Program focuses on providing a loving, traditional home atmosphere for our young people, in a nurturing environment. This program focuses on teens and young adults who have been victims of abuse, abandonment, or neglect. They live in cottages with educated, caring staff who help them learn communication and decision-making skills. The cottages are modeled after a traditional home atmosphere. Meals are prepared and shared by the cottage parents and children gathered around the dining table. Family game nights, devotions, and many other activities help our teens develop positive relationships. Our children attend public school and are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities, such as sports, ROTC, and music programs. Upon completion of high school, our young people are encouraged to continue their education while remaining in our care.
Case management provides our youth with professional services to work towards goals based on physical, spiritual, educational and emotional needs. Cottage staff provide support and encouragement to help youth become successful in making life-changing decisions and develop lasting relationships with family and peers.
PAL (Preparation for Adult Living): Offers residents the opportunity to obtain skills necessary to live self-sufficient, healthy, productive, and responsible adult lives. The program is open to high school youth-in-care at least 16 years of age, with priority given to juniors and seniors already on campus. The PAL curriculum uses the Ansell Casey Life Skills Assessment. The assessment gives the youth and staff input on the evaluation of his/her skills -- in daily living, self-care, relationships and communication, housing and money management, work and study, career and education planning, looking forward, and permanency.
TUTORIAL PROGRAM: On campus tutoring is available for all young people in our care. Certified teachers give individual attention to those who need extra help with school work.
HIGHER EDUCATION: When our teens graduate high school, they can remain on campus and attend college. They can receive financial aid through this program such as, scholarships, loans.
RECREATION: We have a recreation center and gym located on campus. Cottages are encouraged to participate in local community, cultural, and social events.
RELIGIOUS: Religious education has been a tradition at The Home from the beginning with daily devotions, and weekly worship services. Every child is required to attend these services and events.