Hope Haven of East Texas is focused on providing for the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of the girls. Our goal is to provide a loving, nurturing environment where the girls will get their needs met in ways that promote their understanding that they are safe, precious, and have a voice.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me.” (Matthew 25:35-36)
Hope Haven is a General Residential Operation (GRO) that provides Residential Child Care, Treatment, and Transitional Living services to adolescent girls ages 13 to 17 who are in the state of Texas Foster Care System.
Child-Care Services – Services that meet a child’s basic need for shelter, nutrition, clothing, nurture, socialization and interpersonal skills, care for personal health and hygiene, supervision, education, and service planning;
Treatment Services – In addition to child-care services, a specialized type of child-care services designed to treat and support children with Emotional Disorders.
Transitional Living Program – A residential services program designed to serve children 14 years old or older for whom the service or treatment goal is basic life skills development toward independent living. A transitional living program includes basic life skills training and the opportunity for children to practice those skills.
Employees and volunteers at Hope Haven minister the love of Christ in many different ways including but not limited to:
Hope Haven of East Texas uses the approach developed by the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development called Trust-Basted Relational Intervention (TBRI). This approach has three core principles:1) Connecting, 2) Empowering, and 3) Correcting. Below is a brief video summarizing this approach.
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