A safe and nurturing place to grow and learn
Joezer Youth Homes opened in 2007 and is founded on the principle that all children are special and deserve the best that can be offered to them. When a young person is placed into foster care, too often it is the child/youth who is seen as the problem instead of their situation.
We make every effort to build up those in our care and to provide for them in such a way that they will leave our program as self-sufficient and independent as possible. For our teen parents and their children, we help them to build a strong parent-child relationship. Our home is not just a place to stay until they leave "the system", but a safe a nurturing place to grow and learn.
We are passionate about providing the best possible care to all youth in our care. We believe that every should be able to have a positive experience of childhood. There is no time more delicate, more important, or more beautiful that that of childhood and all should have the opportunity to experience it in a safe and nurturing way. Often, children who are abused or neglected miss out on this important time in their lives. When placed in out of home care and taken from what support systems they know, the experience of childhood can often seem impossible. We come along side of them and guide them through the process.
Too often, when a teen become a parent, the road can look desperate and very frightening. Through pregnancy, the birthing process, making the decision to raise their child or give up for adoption, parenting, and personal choices, we walk with these young girls every step of the way with encouragement and support, helping them to make educated choices in being responsible parents. We show them how to build a secure attachment with their child in a loving and nurturing way, helping them to become more confident and individuals. It is the goal of Joezer Youth Homes to see the generationally repetitive cycle of foster care broken for the children of these young parents. We desire to foster success in every youth/child we work with in a safe environment, teach that learning and growing is a positive and life long process for us all.
For the girls in our care with children, our goal is to teach them not only to parent, but also allow time for them to experience as much of their own childhood as possible. We come along side them, and guide them through the process.
"Children are not just casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling and foundation of values on which their future lives will be built."
- James Dobson