Sabra came to the Children’s Home last fall.
Her mother was addicted to drugs and her father was not able to care for her, so she lived with a relative. She suffered from sexual abuse and neglect, which resulted in severe mental illness, suicide attempts, run-a-way attempts and defiant behaviors.
Our Family Teachers embrace her with the services and love she deserves. They help her feel safe and learn to advocate for herself.
She is thriving. Her anger and depression are improving. She is less defiant and has developed a heart for helping others. She is now an honor student at our on-grounds accredited school and has begun making plans for college.
“In my Teaching-Family home, I feel safe and loved. They support me in every way, which is so new to me. I know God has a plan for me and for the first time in my life, I’m excited about my future,” Sabra told us with a smile.
That’s our mission!
At the Children’s Home in Lebanon, our Family Teachers step in as mothers and fathers to provide loving care to Indiana’s children in crisis.
Our trained Family Teachers live with our youths in one of our six family-style homes on our 24-acre park-like campus. Each home was built between 2012-2019 and features 8–10 individual youth bedrooms, spacious family rooms and modern kitchens, where all help prepare family meals and eat together at large kitchen tables.
The Teaching-Family Model of Care is evidence-based, and we have been accredited in the specialized rewards-based system for ten years. Family Teachers model and teach social skills, self-advocacy, and functional alternatives to unwanted behaviors. They help facilitate and accelerate family reunification by teaching skills to interact with adults and other children in their schools, communities, workplaces, and homes.
Please join us in a prayer of thanks as we celebrate our staff Family Teachers, who answer the call to serve as mothers and fathers to Indiana’s children who most need to feel safe, to be loved, and to find hope for the future. Your prayers and gifts help us celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in a special way.
“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
~~ Proverbs 22:6