Place of Hope 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.
- Healthy family care
- Comprehensive case management
- 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. 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.
Seven Stars Cottage is Palm Beach County’s first faith-based, family-style emergency placement and assessment center for abused and neglected children. We provide short-term emergency care and support services for up to eight boys (ages 5 to 17) who have been removed from their homes by the State of Florida due to allegations of abuse, neglect, or abandonment and are temporarily unable to return home.
Our cottage provides:
- Professional case management
- Therapy (individual and groups)
- Comprehensive support services
- We ensure the safety and well-being of dependent children while providing consistent residential care, supervision, healthy influences, and services that strive to meet each child’s physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and educational needs.
Volunteers play an important part in enriching the lives of our boys at our Seven Stars Cottage. Having been removed from their own homes, it is easy for them to become hopeless and overwhelmed with the current events of their lives. With volunteers coming to do activities, cook a meal, complete schoolwork, or mentor, it adds a sense of normalcy and relief to their lives. We have seen that by just showing an interest in a child’s life, we can convey the hope and healing they need!