As a residential, Christ-centered home for troubled teens, the spiritual, emotional, academic and physical needs of each teenager are met at House of Hope Orlando.
1. Spiritual: Chapel is held every Tuesday morning, consisting of worship and praise followed by a teaching from God’s Word. Daily devotions are part of the residents’ daily routine. They participate as a group with their house staff as well as having their own private devotions. In addition, the residents are required to memorize various scriptures.
2. Emotional: Due to fractured family relationships, various hurts and traumatic experiences, many resident teens are unable to respond properly to authority and cannot relate constructively to parents and peers. To deal with these issues, House of Hope offers pastoral prayer ministry to both teens and parents as part of the program. This includes inner healing prayer, generational healing, etc.
3. Academic: Each resident attends the on-campus accredited school, Hope Academy, which features a Classical Christian education modeled after Proverbs 24:3 – “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” Residents are able to fill in educational gaps resulting from poor school attendance and lack of motivation. Hope Academy offers a high school diploma, transferable credits and even junior college level courses.
4. Physical: HOH residents participate in healthy competition, working out frustration and stress. Our physical education program includes basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer and many other sports. Our gymnasium allows the teens to participate in athletic competition.