Families are the focus at Hope Harbor. This approach creates life altering changes for the entire family.
“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” – Romans 12:9
Growing in Character is our 9-Step program for children. Progress is self-paced, cumulative, and focused on character development.
(Steps 1-3) The first three steps of the program are universal, and focus on respect for self, others and the environment.
(Steps 4-6) These steps focus on personal development and individual goals.
(Steps 7-9) These final three steps address preparation for the return home and family goals.
Growing in Character stresses personal accountability and responsibility. Residents graduate when they have completed all 9 Steps of the program, and are able to maintain their progress consistently. Completion of the program can take anywhere from 9.5 – 24 months, with progress being re-evaluated if residents are not progressing steadily as the 24 month mark approaches.
During the resident's time with us, parents/guardians remain actively involved with regular USPS mail, phone calls, and pass time, and remain responsible meeting their child’s medical and personal needs. Simultaneously, parents/guardians participate in family counseling, parent workshops and our Intentional Hope program.
Intentional Hope is the family’s part of the work, an intensive program addressing parenting, family dynamics, vision development, and creating new patterns. This 9-Step model prepares the family for their child to successfully return home when they have completed the Hope Harbor program.
Financial aid for the program relies on participation in Intentional Hope.