About Children's Hope


Every child has a permanent living situation that they can call home.


To rebuild the core of the child-adult relationship, which is firmly grounded in trust.


Children’s Hope differs from other treatment centers in that we believe in our relationship-based rehabilitation program. Because of the servers abuse and neglect our children have suffered at the hand of those who’re supposed to have take care of them, they have lost trust in authority figures and are unable to function in interpersonal relationships. Our program , currently the only one of its kind in Texas, aims to rebuild trust between the abused child and authority figures. The Children’s Hope model of relationship-based rehabilitation works because children learn to place trust in appropriate authority figures. In a behavior-based model, a child obeys instructions because they know they will be rewarded; in a relationship-based model, a child obeys instructions because they have learned to value their relationship with adults and their place in their community structure.

Success Stories

Children’s Hope Residential Services, Inc. is a non-profit 501 c3 corporation dedicated to the mental health treatment of abused and neglected children placed with Children’s Protective Services.

James Aldrich founded Children’s Hope in 2002. During this time we have served over 2000 children struggling with emotional and/or behavioral issues from across Texas.



Children’s Hope now has three centers to provide services to the care and well being of abused and neglected children. Our centers can serve up to 108 children. The children we are helping are struggling with emotional and/or behavioral issues related to abuse. These children receive care by our professional staff of treatment providers, therapists, case managers and administrative personnel. Mental health services are administered by an on-sight licensed professional counselor, as well as, intervention support.


Children’s Hope provides abused children with a safe, healthy environment that includes nurturing, mentoring, medical care, and intense individual and group counseling.

Children’s Hope uses a relationship-based model to teach children to develop trusting relationships with adults so they may have the ability to attach to future care givers. Part of this learning experience is developing a relationship with a mentor. A mentor is a community member that volunteers their time to one child. With time, they begin to trust that not all adults are like their abusers. Currently, in Texas there is a far greater number of children that need care then there are beds to serve them.