Place of Hope’s Paxson Campus provides traditional faith-based, family-style foster care, with placement priority given to sibling groups and other special needs (“hard to place”) foster children in need of consistent, structured long-term care.
- Healthy family care
- Comprehensive case management
- Physical and spiritual development
- Essential life-skills training
- Healing and restoration
Our Family Cottages are located within a unique, safe, and serene gated neighborhood. Although individual circumstances and the courts determine the precise length of stay for each child, we strive to provide a stable and loving family home for children until they either attain permanency (family reunification or adoption) or are of age to live independently. Our proven effective model employs professionally trained live-in Cottage Parents caring for no more than six children in each Family Cottage; 36 children on the campus. They devote their full time, talents, and energies to the children, creating a stable and structured traditional family setting. This promotes skills and social development, preparing children for life’s challenges and independence.
Because children in foster care often experience multiple placement disruptions while in the
system, we strive to meet their critical needs by providing structure, stability, consistency, and growth opportunities. While many siblings in foster care are forced to live apart, we strive to reunify brothers and sisters and maintain crucial family relationships.
In fact, the majority of children in our care have been reunited with their brothers and sisters at Place of Hope. Most of these children were previously forced to live in scattered placements throughout our region. Together, children learn core values such as love, responsibility, and character. They learn about healthy relationships and seek true healing as their basic needs are met. Place of Hope is meeting desperate needs within our community and creating a blueprint for other communities.