The Hope Center for Residential Services currently offers residential placement in both on-campus and community-based family-style homes. Our on-campus homes are designed to meet the needs of our most medically fragile children while providing an environment that encourages growth and independence. Off campus, our community residential program includes 14 family-style homes. Staff at our homes focus upon our youth’s health and safety by providing appropriate levels of supervision based upon the youth’s needs and capabilities. However, in 2016, Hope has committed to moving all of our residential services to the community. Hope believes that this model will best prepare our children to live as independently as possible and provide an unlimited number of learning opportunities.
Creating a Home
The goal of our residential services is not to provide housing, but rather to create a home. As a result, our children are immersed in programs designed to both promote fun and continue learning. Our Therapeutic Recreation Program gives youth the opportunity to participate in after-school, evening and weekend programs such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, cheerleading, Special Olympics, arts and crafts, salsa dancing, school dances and much more.