A healthy permanent family for every child.
Our vision is clear: A healthy permanent family for every child. Our desire is that children are returned to their natural homes, if possible. If not, we would welcome permanency through adoption. Regardless, every child deserves a healthy permanent family.
- Biblical Foundation
- All people are created in the image of God, and valuable.
- Sin has marred God's design and brought suffering.
- Vulnerable people need protection.
- Redemption involves both protection and restoration.
- Family First
- We strive for the restoration of the child's natural family when possible.
- We support a normalized experience for children in residential and foster care.
- Trauma-informed Practice
- Healing happens best in healthy relationships
- Connection comes before correction.
- Behavior is communication
- Developmental stages are delayed or missed due to trauma.
- We give ourselves to the child before asking the child to give to us.
- We must leave our world to enter the world of a traumatized child.
- Methods that produce desired outcomes are implemented.
- Adaptation of methods to fit individual needs is acceptable.
- Consistent modalities increase evaluation potentials.
Provide the best residential and foster care services so children may develop physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually--giving them the best opportunity to thrive in a permanent family.
- We will hire, train, develop and support the greatest staff.
We will cultivate a culture of redemptive presence by showing love, grace, truth, peace, kindness, patience, compassion and forgiveness to one another.
We will provide excellent facilities, programs and living conditions for our children.
What we do...
Grace Children's Home actively recruits and supports foster care parents who are committed to providing temporary care to children placed outside of their natural homes, while promoting permanency for the child. Grace provides training, licensing, and financial support to foster parents.
Grace Children's Home understands that not all kids can find stability and healing in a foster home. Some youth need the additional structure and support that comes from living in a group setting. Group homes can provide the atmosphere and peer relationships--along with greater access to therapeutic services--that promote safety and healing in a setting that looks and feels more like a real family than an institution.
Many children exposed to abuse, neglect or abandonment are an early age are diagnosed with various trauma disorders that can cause maladaptive behaviors. Grace Children's Home is developing specialized care to meet the needs of children diagnosed with developmental trauma disorders. Call today to find out more about equine-assisted therapy and comprehensive care for families with children experiencing reactive attachment disorder (RAD), disinhibited social engagement disorder (DSED) and post-traumatic disorder (PTSD).
Post-adoptive and Foster Support
Grace Children's Home operates a foster and adoptive community engagement group (FACE) that exists to provide training and support to foster and adoptive parents. Find encouragement through involvement in a community of people who actually understand what it's like to be an adoptive or foster parent. Find comfort knowing that you're not alone on your journey to care for orphaned children.