Hibiscus

Children’s Village

SAFETY, LOVE and HOPE FOR ABUSED CHILDREN

The Village is a 40-bed group home facility that opened its doors in May, 2004 to provide a safe haven for abused youth. The Village consists of a campus center, outdoor activity/basketball area and eight homes – six residences, a Career Pathways Center featuring Graphic Design & Culinary components, and an Academic Achievement Center.

YOUTH’S HOME: Youth, ages 12 to 17, are removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment by the State.  Youth are placed at the Village for a few days, months, or sometimes, even years.  Many youth will “age out of the system” with us at age 18.

YOUTH: Teens are cared for by a group of caring and trained staff and assisted by loving volunteers.  The staff provide a home-like environment including chores and curfews. Volunteers enhance care by helping with homework, chaperone outings and donating household items.

STAFF & VOLUNTEERS: Teens are cared for by a group of caring and trained staff and assisted by loving volunteers.  The staff provide a home-like environment including chores and curfews. Volunteers enhance care by helping with homework, chaperone outings and donating household items.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: Professional therapists provide on-site services to teens, specializing in the treatment of trauma-based disorders, behavioral health, and healing victims of sexual abuse. Services are provided by licensed therapists who have been professionally trained and have a true passion for working with youth.  Teens also receive psychiatric services such as medication management in conjunction with our counseling services to ensure the best outcomes.

TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE: Each teen is provided with services designed to reach identified treatment goals and objectives through a trauma-informed approach utilizing the Sanctuary Model.

MEDICAL/DENTAL SERVICES: Within 72 hours of arriving at the Village, youth receive a medical assessment and the appropriate services.  A nurse is located at the Village to care for teen’s daily medical needs.  Youth also receive dental services in the community.

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES: Youth attend public schools and are encouraged to be part of extra-curricular activities.  The Education Coordinator is the liaison with the school system.

CAREER PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM: Youth, ages 13 – 17, participate in life skill development and career preparation training. Youth are engaged in community based internships with local businesses and agencies.  Learn more about Career Pathways

GED SERVICES: On-site GED Services are provided for youth who do not wish to receive their diploma through a traditional school.

GRAPHIC DESIGN IMPACT CENTER (GDIC) & CULINARY: Program designed to teach youth marketable and life skills.  GDIC is an on-site career development business line that will expand youth’s horizons and help them help themselves through graphic design and technical skills needed for employment and adulthood. The Culinary component provides culinary education and training to gain food handling and service certifications.  Learn more about GDIC

ENRICHING OPPORTUNITIES: Youth experience fun and educational outings and activities, including Camp Hibiscus, a ten-week summer camp.

To learn more about the Hibiscus Children’s Village and to take a tour of our facilities, please contact Loreto Murray, Director of Outreach and Events, at  (772) 299-6011, ext. 313 or email: lmurray@hcc4kids.org

Volunteer: Please contact Donna Clements at (772) 299-6011, ext. 334 or email:  dclements@hcc4kids.org.

 

The Village and Shelter, Hibiscus’ residential facilities, provided over 18,000 safe nights to our children last year.