We believe that strong families make our world better. The more broken the family unit becomes, the more our society suffers from the impact of emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially unhealthy adults. Our Residential Program helps teenagers and their families identify and address the issues that are keeping the family from having a healthy environment.
The home is staffed 24 hours a day with adults who are loving, caring and want to help teens heal from the emotional and physical issues that they have encountered in their lives. The teens live here anywhere from 8-18 months with the average stay being around 12 months. More importantly, every evening, adults pray with our teens and tuck them in, ensuring that they know they have a safe place to sleep with God’s love surrounding them.
Our Counseling Program
House of Hope provides intense individual counseling, parental, family and group counseling, strong spiritual guidance all designed to heal fractured family relationships. We use “Caring for Kids God’s Way” produced by the AACC (American Association of Christian Counseling) and are implementing “Positive Parenting with a Plan” by Dr. Matthew Johnson as the basis for the counseling program. There will be six phases of counseling in the counseling program in which the student and the family will have both separate and combined counseling sessions.
Each resident attends Hope Academy which is registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and staffed with experienced teachers. Upon arrival each teen is given a diagnostic test to determine an appropriate placement level; and an individualized education plan will then be implemented. We use the ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) program which is biblically based and allows the students to learn at their own pace. The students spend approximately 30 hours per week engaged in educational activities. Many girls that have fallen behind in school are able to double up on credits and re-enter school at their correct grade level after they’ve completed the program. Eligible teens at House of Hope will receive high school diplomas to be conferred upon them at a formal commencement ceremony.
House of Hope teaches life skills to our teens such as budgeting, grocery shopping, menu planning, cooking meals, laundry, house cleaning, job seeking and interview abilities as well as many others.
Teens at the House of Hope have daily quiet time to spend with the Lord and are able to participate in group devotions. Weekly they take part in bible studies and worship services. Parents are also required to attend the church of their choice weekly.
Our teens participate in recreational activities and have some leisure time. We have volunteers that come to provide anything from crafts to visits from therapy dogs! During the summer, the girls have the opportunity to have pool time at the Sullivan House and go to camp at River Valley Ranch. The girls are supplied with various items at the house to have fun and enjoy each other’s company so that they can enjoy their time and make lasting positive memories at the House of Hope.
Fees for Our Program
House of Hope does not receive any government support and operates solely on the generosity of a great community of people with big hearts that believe in what we do. Tuition charges for our program are based on a sliding scale that is calculated based on income. We do not turn anyone away who cannot afford to pay.
HOHYP Residential Criteria & Guidelines Checklist
Please review the Initial Criteria & Guidelines listed below, before submitting your HOHYP Residential Application & Intake Assessment form. The Initial Criteria & Guidelines are designed to help ensure success for your family in the HOHYP Program.
- HOHYP accepts Girls, age 13-17, who are not pregnant
- Family lives within 75-100 miles from the HOHYP Campus
- Parents are required to attend weekly counseling, parent visitations and parenting classes at HOHYP
- The Parents will be required to make 3-4 trips a week to the HOHYP Campus
- Residents must be able to stay with their own family on HOHYP holiday/school breaks and weekends home
- Family involvement in the HOHYP Program with potential for reunification
- Resident must have a minimum IQ of 85 (average IQ is 115)
- Resident accepted with mild to moderate emotional and/or behavioral problems (the program is not equipped to handle severe emotional/behavioral problems)
- Resident must not have any current sexual offenses/charges
- Resident must not have current alcohol or drug dependency (our program is not equipped to Detox)
- Resident must not be actively suicidal or homicidal (we are not a crisis facility)
- Resident must have health insurance
- Family must provide required clothing to meet the HOHYP dress code
- Family must commit to pay HOHYP tuition
- Family must be committed to complete the HOHYP program (average stay is 12-18 months)
- Family must attend church weekly (or find a church home if not currently attending)
If you and your teen meet these guidelines, click HERE to complete the the House of Hope Residential & Intake Assessment form!
You can also click HERE to download the form to review before completing the online application or print and fill out manually if you prefer to mail it in.