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The House of Providence
Overwhelmed by the need for safe, trauma-informed
homes, a staggering 10% of the nation’s foster youth
overflow from traditional foster homes into residential
institutions, which are often just that--institutional;
children are treated as criminals: clothed in jumpsuits,
fed prison food, and left largely unsupervised.
We are breaking the mold of institutionalized
foster care with a therapeutic and familial style home
for youth languishing in the foster care system with
low prospects of adoption.
Not an Institution:
Our homes are specifically designed to feel like real
family homes while fully meeting the mental and
behavioral health needs of our residents. There’s
nothing institutional about them.
Our routines complement the spaces by emphasizing
the concepts of family and teamwork; each
resident lives with a roommate to promote bonding,
cooperation, and concern for others; residents are
an integral part of meal-planning, preparation, and
clean up -- just like a family; and our house parents
provide empathetic care, structure, stability, and
Our staff are of the highest caliber in the field. We
strive to create a culture of excellence, unity, and
high standards, and we hold each other accountable
for maintaining this culture every day by addressing
anything that falls short.