Services

 

Residential Services
Children generally enter the program between the ages of 12 and 14, and live in our home through graduation from high school. Placement in our program is voluntary on the part of the child and his/her parent(s) or guardian, and the program facilitates regular contacts and counseling, where appropriate, with the child's family.
 
The Boys Hope Girls Hope residential program offers:
  • Education in first-rate elementary and secondary schools
  • Family-like homes focusing on moral and spiritual development
  • Professional live-in counselors who provide structure, guidance and nurturing
  • Room, board, tuition and clothing/personal needs allowance
  • Medical, dental and optical services
  • Professional therapeutic counseling (if needed)
  • Summer athletic and enrichment programs
  • Extended social services for program graduates
College Support and After-Care Services
All children admitted into Boys Hope Girls Hope receive after-care services designed to meet their individual needs upon completion of our residential program, usually at the time of high school graduation.They include:
  • Financial assistance for college tuition, books, room and board
  • Emotional support and mentoring while on campus
  • Temporary housing at Boys Hope Girls Hope during college breaks
  • Assistance in securing internships and employment
  • Follow-up contact to assess a child's reintegration into the family and community
  • Extension of counseling services where needed
  • Support and guidance for the primary caregiver
  • Sharing of assessment materials with other agencies serving the child or family
Family Services
Although Boys Hope Girls Hope is not a traditional family services agency, many parents and guardians of the children in our program benefit from services such as information on and referral to community resources, parenting guidance, crisis intervention and informal counseling