In 2002, James Aldrich, CEO, founded Children’s Hope Residential Services to improve the lives of abused and neglected children placed with Child’s Protective Services in Texas. Since then, the nonprofit has helped over 2,000 children. Children’s Hope Residential Services provides several programs to help children build a healthy and happy future. These services include: foster care, residential life, day treatment, and aftercare services.
The children in Children’s Hope Residential Services’ programs have suffered a great deal of abuse and neglect, which understandably makes it difficult for them to trust others, especially authority figures. James Aldrich, CEO, and Children’s Hope work with foster families to help the kids regain their confidence and trust in others. This is accomplished through building healthy, nurturing, and loving relationships with children and their foster parents.
Children’s Hope Residential Services has three Residential Life Centers in Texas, where children receive 24-hour care. Each center has a specialized Care Team of therapists, health care professionals, case managers, administrators, and direct care counselors to ensure the children have the care and support they need to process their trauma. Residential Life also teaches children important everyday skills, such as personal hygiene, which they may have never learned due to their abuse and neglect.
The Day Treatment program fulfills the needs of children who don’t need residential care but require more support than an outpatient service. Children in this program are engaged in psycho-educational groups that teach coping skills, stress management, and drug education. They also participate in weekly equine-assisted psychotherapy groups, individual therapy, family therapy, and medication evaluations by a psychiatrist.
Aftercare services are provided to people in the community, as well as families who have completed on of Children’s Hope’s other programs. This program provides ongoing support through individual, family, and group therapy.
Learn more about Children’s Hope Residential Services at www.childrenhp.org.