Mission: Holston home is a christian ministry providing hope and healing for children and families struggling with life's challenges. To fulfill our mission, we work to build meaningful, trusting relationships which result in wholeness and permanency for children and families. Building on the foundation of christian principles and best-practice standards, we offer a broad array of services, including:- child advocacy and public awareness activities- comprehensive child- and family-support services- early childhood education- special education and day treatment- adoption and foster-family care- community-based group homes- residential treatment
Programs: Residential programs for needy/neglected/abused children:holston home operates a variety of group-care programs ranging from less structured community-based homes to highly structured residential treatment settings. These programs are part of the agency's larger continuum of care providing foster family and adoption services, day treatment, and intensive in-home services with birth families. Our goal is to provide individualized attention to each youth's educational, behavioral, spiritual, and mental health needs while moving toward placement in a permanent setting. Every group care facility is staffed with trained teacher-counselors who provide direct care and supervision. These staff are supported by child and family specialists, program directors and supervisors, mental health professionals, adventure-based counselors, and a director of spiritual life.
foster care programs for needy/neglected/abused children:holston united methodist home for children's foster care program works to find homes for children to have a place where they can work on their personal and family struggles while having a feeling of belonging. Foster families with holston home undergo extensive training, background checks and a home study process before being approved for children to be placed in their home. Once the family is approved, there is ongoing monthly training. Upon receiving a child to parent, the foster family is supported by a holston home child and family specialist and a team of professionals. Around the clock on-call support is provided for emergencies that may arise. Foster parents are also provided with respite care to allow families to take a break from the demands of being a foster parent. Foster parents receive a competitive daily rate to help provide for the care of the child.
early learning/child care programs:in 1985, holston home began looking beyond its campus to help communities care for their children. We were particularily concerned about the need for quality, affordable childcare for children of working parents -- especially for children from low income and single-parent families. These early childhood ministries began as the children's center in greeneville and have now expanded to include the small miracles center. Our early childhood ministries now serve more than 120 pre-school children each workday. Our classrooms are staffed by bachelor-level teachers and led by experienced early-childhood directors. The daily program is built upon an established curriculum. Each of our centers has been awarded a three-star rating (the top rating) on the tennessee quality-rating system. Scholarships are available so that no child will be left behind and no parent will have to give up quality childcare in order to work or go to school. We also offer parenting-education classes and consultation to area churches and businesses interested in establishing their own childcare programs. - licensed by the tennessee department of human services. - accredited by the council on accreditation of services (a national accrediting body). Holston united methodist home for children does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, or handicapping conditions in the provision of its services and in its hiring practices. Our services are funded by parent fees, united way, private and church support, and a department of education grant.
indirect support for residential/foster care/early learning-child care programs