The children at Tennessee Childrenís Home live in houses much like
yours and mine. The children help with the cleaning and cooking
chores and are responsible for keeping their rooms neat and clean.
The house-parents are the primary care givers and are assisted by the
Case Workers and other staff to make sure the children receive the very
best care. Weekdays, after breakfast and morning chores, the
children head to our on-campus school where they have classes. They
eat lunch at the school lunch room. After-school there are chores
and some fun time before dinner. After supper there is study time.
Tutoring is available for those who need extra help with their school
work. After some down time, itís off to bed!
On weekends, the parents may visit their children, or those children
with passes get to go home for the weekend. For those remaining on
campus, there is swimming, ballgames, and other activities.
Tennessee Childrenís Home provides counseling for every child and
family who wish to make use of it. There is one-on-one and group
counseling to work through problems that plague the lives of these
children. Because the childrenís lives have often been chaotic, part
of their therapy involves establishing a basic day-to-day routine.
They work with their teachers, house-parents, peers, and staff to
accomplish their goals. They are taught to accept personal
responsibility for their actions. The children are loved and
encouraged to do well and to learn from their mistakes.
Our whole program is designed to help the children develop a greater
understanding of who they are in Godís eyes. With the knowledge of
His unconditional love, they can begin to make better choices, resulting
in better lives.
The program at Tennessee Childrenís Home is highly structured to help
the children be successful. Behavior is monitored closely, using a
level system to track the childrenís progress. They work to earn
privileges and advance to the next level.
The children learn to work and play together in harmony with respect
for the rights of others. Many have never had any type of structure
in their lives. Most begin to thrive when in our care as they learn
to practice self-discipline.