Residential Program

Family Model, Trauma Informed, Normalcy, Dignity, Hope
Foster Parents and Five Kids

Youth ages 0-18

At Christ’s Haven, we are an option outside of traditional foster care for displaced youth. Family members are able to place their children with us when they are no longer able to provide appropriate care often due to abuse, neglect, or financial strain. Our goal is to come alongside and provide safety, love, and consistency in the hope that families can become healthy and whole again.

A married couple lives in each of our homes as Houseparents with up to eight children and teens. They are responsible for meeting all of the daily needs – providing food, childcare, medical care, counseling, tutoring, and stability. An essential component of our model of care is children and their houseparents operating as a family unit. They guide and provide each aspect of their family life including schooling, meals, extracurricular activities, healthcare, entertainment, spiritual direction, etc.


How do kids come to you?

Often families are referred to us through word of mouth, churches, schools, or Department of Family Services caseworkers.

How long do kids live there?

Every child and family situation is unique. Whether a child lives with us for 6 months or 16 years, we use that time to love them as our own and instill normalcy, dignity, and hope into their lives.

Is this foster care?

No. As a voluntary placement organization, we are an option outside of traditional foster care, often when a caregiver has exhausted all efforts to care for a child.

Can I be a Houseparent?

Our Houseparents are paid employees of Christ’s Haven. If you are interested in learning more about the role of a Houseparent, please contact

Do families pay for services?

No. The services provided to children in our care are funded solely by the generosity of our community & supporters.

Are you an orphanage?

No. We operate in a trauma-informed, family model of care as opposed to dormitory living or institutional care. Children live in a typical family home with houseparents and around 4-8 children. They operate as a family: preparing meals together, school routines, and typical family activities.

How can I help?

Financial donors, volunteers, and advocates give us the ability to provide normalcy, dignity, and hope to displaced children, teens, and young adults.

What type of care do you provide?

We provide a trauma-informed, family model of care for youth ages 0-18 and young adults ages 18-24. We provide Basic Level of Care, as opposed to Therapeutic Care or Residential Treatment Center (RTC) care.