Hope Haven is a faith-based nonprofit organization that serves girls who are in the Texas foster care system. We do this through three programs. Our Gateway of Hope campus serves girls ages 13-17 who need a therapeutic environment to address emotional and behavioral issues. Our Oak Haven campus offers shared housing for four young women ages 18-21 who need assistance transitioning into adulthood from foster care. Our Danielle's Home of Hope campus provides temporary shelter for girls ages 5-17 who have recently entered foster care or had a disruption to their current placement, and are awaiting a more permanent home either with a relative, a foster or adoptive family, or a therapeutic program. 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.
Children who have been abused or neglected may experience several negative impacts including posttraumatic stress, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, aggressiveness, substance abuse, self-harm, and suicide. Without therapeutic intervention, the consequences from past trauma may continue throughout their lifespan. We work to help the girls cope and heal so that they can be a more adjusted, healthy adult.
Our staff and volunteers are trained using a pre-service treatment model from Pressley Ridge. The comprehensive, evidence- and competency-based program is designed to help trainers and program managers ensure a high standard of excellence in services for children and youth in foster care. See their website below for more information.
There are not enough foster homes for the demand and teenage girls are the most difficult demographic to place in a loving home. Hope Haven offers an alternative to care for multiple girls. Each campus has a unique role in serving a total of 27 girls at a time.
In 2023, we will launch "Rekindle", a child placement agency that will recruit and train therapeutic foster families to work in tandem with our other programs, providing continuity across our ministry. Hope Haven of East Texas will also provide in-house therapy services for our girls, foster families, adoptive families, and birth families. This will ensure successful transistions for the children we serve and their stability in forever families.
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