Family-Style Foster Care

Family-Style Foster Care

Family Cottages

Family Cottage Parents logoPlace 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.



We provide:

  • Healthy family care
  • Comprehensive case management
  • Therapy
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Education
  • 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.

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.

KidSanctuary Campus

KidSanctuary LogoPlace of Hope is proud to partner with KidSanctuary CampusFamily Cottage to provide parents and services at an additional campus that will serve children in foster care in West Palm Beach. We currently have The Dodero Family Cottage and the J. M. Rubin Foundation Cottage where six girls each reside and our third cottage, Sam’s Cottage, is home to six boys! These homes are totally funded by KidSanctuary Campus supporters.

KidSanctuary Campus, Inc. is a charitable organization located in Palm Beach County that is committed to assisting children who have been removed from their home because of neglect and abuse. The homes are built on land donated by Palm Beach County, and a Capital Campaign is raising the money necessary for KidSanctuary Campus to finish the project.

“We are so honored to partner with Place of Hope, the house parents and the services they bring to our foster children are invaluable. It is my vision that one day, KidSanctuary Campus will be a safe haven for dozens of children who would not otherwise have the kind of family love, consistency and structure that our Place of Hope parents bring to them each day.”

–Connie Frankino, President of KidSanctuary Campus

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