Hillcrest Children’s Home rests on a 52-acre campus with 8 cottages and a 24-apartment center for foster youth preparing for adult living. The residential programs care for approximately 40-50 children and youth at a time. Abused, neglected and otherwise vulnerable children come to us for redeeming care from state, court, church and other referrals. The facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art, audio-visual surveillance equipment in public areas to provide safer quality care. No matter the origin, we provide the professional Christian redemptive care they need and deserve.
Hillcrest programs include:
· Sibling Care
· Qualified Residential Treatment
· Transitional Living
Aside from living in a family-style cottage with living Houseparents, our campus also has multiple activities and amenities for residents to enjoy. These include a stocked pond for fishing, paved roads for biking, grassy areas for soccer and other games, basketball hoops, an indoor swimming pool, a large gymnasium and more! Children and youth at Hillcrest are also able to participate in other extracurricular activities through school and church.
Aside from living in a family-style cottage with houseparents, our campus also has multiple activities and amenities for residents to enjoy. These include a stocked pond for fishing, paved roads for biking, grassy areas for soccer and other games, basketball hoops, an indoor swimming pool, a large gymnasium and more! Children and youth at Hillcrest are also able to participate in other extracurricular activities through school and church.
The Christian staff are professionally trained in trauma-informed methods focused to speed healing from various forms of maltreatment. Such competencies provide stability and quality care that speeds permanency (reunification or adoption) for children and youth. Leading clinical staff, trained with post-graduate human services degrees, oversee and lead the programs.
Hillcrest Sibling Care provides loving, family-style Christian cottage homes to large sibling groups of all age boys and girls from vulnerable places. Our trained staff minister healing with open arms and provide them an opportunity to redeem their future. Siblings live together in one of the two sibling designated cottages. Houseparents foster their daily needs such as balanced diets, proper clothing, help with homework and much more. Most importantly, the staff mentor and minister the redeeming love of Jesus Christ utilizing award winning methods such as Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI).
Where do vulnerable children and youth from harder places and more severe maltreatment go for help and healing? COMPACT is a proven, nationally accredited Qualified Residential Treatment Provider. These precious but hurting children and youth are given a family-style, Christ-centered path to redemptive living. We believe that “there are no throw-away children in this world,” and our QRTP is helping heal deep hurts in some of the most precious, but maltreated, youth. The QRTP gives them the extra care they need.
Our QRTP is practiced in four family-style cottage homes with houseparents and surrounding clinical professionals. Together they work on behalf of a child’s physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual need to deliver a subsequent fitting family foster placement leading to permanency reunification or adoption.
Approximately 20,000-25,000 children will age out of foster care every year, with 20% of them instantly becoming homeless. Less than 4% of those who age out will earn a college degree. Nearly 70% of girls who age out become pregnant by the time they reach 21 years of age. 25% of those who age out will continue to suffer with PTSD. However, transitional living programs can be extremely helpful to launch emancipating foster youth to a better and brighter future!
Our Transitional Living Center (TLC) is a 24-apartment building on the Hillcrest campus that provides a beautiful furnished apartment in a Christian community. The program provides Hillcrest emancipating residents 18-21 years of age an excellent growth environment toward independence. These youths are ministered to and mentored by experienced staff as they endeavor trade school, college education or an apprenticing career.
The TLC program provides classes on independence, budgeting, job-seeking and more. They hold Bible studies, small groups and have multiple opportunities each week to fellowship as a community.
For information about Hillcrest Children’s Home and how you can partner to support, visit our website at COMPACT.Family.
Our Hillcrest ministry cannot exist without our generous sponsors and partners. Sponsoring a child or cottage is one of the greatest ways an individual, church, or business can show love and care for the modern orphan in America.
Become a sponsor today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling our office 501-262-1660.