Children’s Hope Residential Services, Inc. is a non-profit 501 c3 corporation dedicated to the mental health treatment of abused and neglected children placed with Children’s Protective Services.
James Aldrich founded Children’s Hope in 2002. During this time we have served over 2000 children struggling with emotional and/or behavioral issues from across Texas.
Children’s Hope now has three centers to provide residential services to the care and well being of abused and neglected children. Our centers can serve up to 108 children. The children residing with us are struggling with emotional and/or behavioral issues related to abuse. These children receive 24-hour care by our professional staff of residential treatment providers, therapists, case managers and administrative personnel. Mental health services are administered by an on-sight licensed professional counselor, as well as, intervention support.
The Day Treatment Program is designed to fill the needs of children not requiring residential care, and need more care than can be provided throught the outpatient program. Children's Hope serves 14 children in the Day Treatment Program. The program includes psycho-educational groups that include coping skills, stress management, abuse group and drug education. Weekly the children partcipate in equine assisted psychotherapy group, weekly individual therapy sessions, and a weekly edication evaluation by a psychiatrist.
The Day Program is also helpful in providing support to family members, foster families, and adoptive parents when their children are having behavioral/emotional difficulties. Day treatment is also valuable before displacing a child from a foster home into a residential center or move from a residential center back into the foster home, placement, or home.
Children’s Hope provides abused children with a safe, healthy environment that includes nurturing, mentoring, medical care, and intense individual and group counseling.
Children’s Hope uses a relationship-based model to teach children to develop trusting relationships with adults so they may have the ability to attach to future care givers. Part of this learning experience is developing a relationship with a mentor. A mentor is a community member that volunteers their time to one child. With time, they begin to trust that not all adults are like their abusers. Currently, in Texas there is a far greater number of children that need residential care then there are beds to serve them.