PHILOSOPHY AND MISSION

philosophyThese children are yours. They are mine. They are OURS. They belong to each one of us and it is our responsibility to return to them the childhood that has been taken from them before it is too late. Our desire is to break the cycle of abuse and neglect once and for all so that one day, no child will be a victim. Please join us in this mission.

OUR VISION

"Creating hope one family at a time."

OUR MISSION

Children’s Hope Residential Services, Inc. is dedicated to providing care for children that are the hardest to care for because of their abuse. We strive to provide a safe and loving home environment for the children. While at Children’s Hope we work with the children to make accomplishments and fulfill their treatment goals with the end result of graduating from our program. Once a child graduates, they are now ready to restore their childhood in a home setting.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Children’s Hope differs from other residential treatment centers in that we believe in a relationship-based rehabilitation program. Because of the severe abuse and neglect our children have suffered at the hands of those who were supposed to have taken 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. Other treatment centers rely on a behavioral-based approach, wherein children are rewarded with tokens- such as stickers or stars – for good behavior.

Unfortunately, the behavior – based model does not always translate to the real world; when these children leave their treatment centers and are placed in family homes, they are not necessarily given tangible rewards for their behavior.

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.