How to Place a Child
Children’s Village provides a Christian home for boys and girls from birth through the age of 18. Children typically have average intelligence, are able to attend public school, and can function in a family setting. Our homes are co-ed, so brothers and sisters can remain together at Children’s Village.
Children’s Village helps families (mothers, fathers, grandparents) who realize they need help in raising their children. Families are often in conflict; they face issues ranging from drug and alcohol abuse, death, abuse, incarceration, or abandonment by a family member. They need help, but their children are not in the custody of the state and they do not have money for places that require expensive fees or tuition.
The family situation requires time apart for the child and family member in order for the child to be safe, to get the most from school, and to grow up. Children often grow in their love and appreciation for family members while they live at Children’s Village and family members learn how to better love and care for their children.
The program at Children’s Village focuses on teaching children skills. Mainly social skills are taught such as how to follow instructions, how to accept criticism, how to accept disappointment, table manners, greeting skills, etc. We have found that even younger children can learn social skills – how to share, to say please and thank you, to pick up their toys, etc. We also emphasize learning academic skills. Our children attend public schools; have regular study time each day, our married couples frequently visit with teachers to evaluate the child’s success and to monitor their classroom behaviors. We teach children skills to be successful once they leave Children’s Village such as money management (many of our children have jobs at the age of 16), how to find apartments, cooking skills, etc.
For whatever reason children come to Children’s Village, we are committed to fulfilling our ministry of providing a Christian environment. No child is turned away because of race, sex, religion, national origin, or because their family does not have money to pay for care.
If you are interested in placement of your child, please call our office at (903) 592-3421 or email us Here.