House of Hope Maryland is available to at-risk teens between the ages of 13 to 17 years old and their families. Currently, we provide Bible-based, pastoral-style counseling to non-resident teens designed to help each child to accept responsibility, submit to authority and relate more effectively to peers and adults. Our counselors are licensed professionals practicing as therapists in the State of Maryland. Contact Us us to inquire about appointments.
Once we have established a residential facility, our vision is to offer a four-phase program after an initial two week orientation:
- Christian Counseling - Weekly parent education classes and small group interaction, along with family counseling will become a vital component of the residential counseling program. Even if communication between parents and the teen is challenging or nonexistent initially, our goal is reintegration and reconciliation of the family.
Education ? Teens in our residential program will attend our on-campus school, Hope Academy, and participate in an individually designed educational format where one-on-one tutoring is available to assist in learning and to cultivate self esteem. Students will use the Accelerated Christian Educational (ACE) program and will work at their own pace. It has been shown that students who are behind in their grade level when they arrive at House of Hope are able to make up and even excel in courses at their academic level. This program offers a High School diploma and transferable credits if a student chooses to reintegrate into his/her high school.
Life Skills ? Because the ultimate goal is to enable at-risk teenagers to become productive members of society, residents will learn vocational and life skills. Teens will be assigned to specific household duties and other responsibilities that will yield performance and attitude rewards during their stay at House of Hope Maryland. Additionally, teens will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of skill-building activities and hobbies to nurture their development.
All teens are welcome without regard to gender, race, religion or ethnic background. An expected length of time for a teen to be in a House of Hope program is 9 ? 18 months.
plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11