At The Source we believe in the importance of addressing the tangible needs of those we are called to serve. So many of the young people we work with lack the simple basics to help them succeed. This reality raised a desire within us to see these youth who have been discarded by society, retrieved and reestablished on a solid path to citizenship. Every one of them is precious and deserves the opportunity to succeed. Thus we have established The Source Youth Homes.
The Source Youth Homes Mission
To minister to the mental, physical and spiritual needs of displaced young people. The Source is committed to providing support, guidance, and a safe living environment where positive growth may occur.
The Source Youth Home provides 24-hour residential care at two separate locations and education for youth 12 – 17 years of age who can benefit from a structured program designed to promote self-discipline, a strong work ethic, and responsible behavior. We strive to work in partnership with parents and/or child placement agencies to accomplish what is best for the child. We firmly believe that the family is the ideal place for a child to grow up. The Source Youth Home is dedicated to helping the residents resolve their problems and find spiritual and emotional healing, and, hopefully, strengthen the bonds with their own families.
The facilities provide a safe environment where the residents are motivated to become actively involved in their own lifestyle changes designed to increase productivity, practice appropriate behavior, and resolve family and group conflicts. While at The Source Youth Home, residents are taught basic life skills, interdependence with others, and respect for authority. As a part of the treatment program, residents are expected to assist with therapeutic farm oriented work as well as the maintenance and upkeep of the facility. Also, residents are assigned responsibility for the care of their own rooms and common living areas shared with other residents.
Youth typically referred to The Source Youth Homes include:
- Youth needing assistance learning appropriate ways to relate to adult authority figures.
- Youth in need of specialized treatment to overcome obstacles and challenges in life.
- Youth needing structure and support to ensure school attendance and academic achievement.
- Youth who are able to benefit from learning skills in friendship formation and positive peer interaction.
- Youth who could benefit from developing appropriate skills with impulse control.
- Youth currently in the Foster System in need of long-term placement.