Our residential program serves girls ages 12-17 by offering intensive counseling while living and attending school on campus. Our program typically runs 12 months, and allows girls to complete about a school-year worth of work while focusing on individual and family healing and growth. House of Hope is set apart from all other Residential Services in that we want you, as parents or guardians, heavily involved! You will be required to be on campus several times a week to spend time with your daughter in the healing process and in counseling for yourself and your family.
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord's favor has come, and with it, the day of God's anger against their enemies. To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:1-3
Life at House of Hope looks a lot like a regular home. Girls eat meals together, have downtime together and encourage one another. While living at the house the girls will work through the follow a Three Phase program, earning responsibility and privileges while learning life skills in a safe and secure atmosphere. Each phase affords more time each week practicing skills with family off campus to ensure families take home what they are learning for sustainable progress together.
Academy of Hope is our on campus school. The girls are taught using the A.C.E. Accelerated Christian Education School of Tomorrow Curriculum. The ACE curriculum is designed for students to work at their own individual pace and helps them to not just pass a subject but to master it by not just memorizing but by truly absorbing the material! A teacher instructs and guides the class as they work on individual lessons or together on group projects.
Each resident receives weekly individual counseling and additional sessions as needed. The girls have a weekly counseling group to talk through issues such as identity, mindfulness, emotional regulation and encouraging each other. The structure and life skills used everyday is another part of our therapeutic approach for sustainable change. Parents participate in one hour of counseling each week and attend our Family Life Training Workshops which is a weekly parenting group. As the family progresses, they will begin to meet as a family weekly in these parent sessions. Family Life Training happens every Tuesday night and is taught by our qualified counselors. Issues such as listening skills, conflict resolution, personality differences, and parenting skills are taught. Interactive activities are also done to help in the restoration and understanding process. This is a great way for parents to feel supported and encouraged by other parents who truly understand!
As you can already see, parents are heavily involved in the success of their daughter. Parents have weekly visitations or passes with their daughters for every program phase. Throughout the phases, both parents and teenager are involved in weekly counseling both individually and in group settings. Visitation and privileges are gradually increased so that we are consistently working toward our goal of reconciling the family. We believe that parents are the key to helping these girls find lasting change, and by equipping parents with the skills we use on campus, they can continue to support their children in growth and success for years to come!
Three Phase Approach
Phase one focuses on obeying rules, respecting others and authority, learning basic life skills/manners.
Phase two targets the issues affecting the family, including issues such as low self-esteem, lack of respect, trauma, rebellion, manipulation, attachment, depression, anxiety, death and self-harm.
Phase three focuses on learning leadership skills and increased responsibility while concentrating on consistency and sustainability.